In Portugal, President Rousseff meets Minister of the Brazilian Supreme Court, Lewandowski and the Minister of Justice, Cardozo, in secret. On her way to Russia for the BRICS Summit, President Dilma Rousseff stopped in city of Porto, in Portugal where she met members of the Brazilian judiciary, most likely to discuss the ongoing corruption investigations on her government, particularly her party, the Workers Party (PT) and other parties in her coalition. Lewandowski and Cardozo are key players in decisions that could seriously affect the Rousseff presidency, such as the approval – or not- of last year’s budget. If the Supreme Court deems that there were irregularities in spending, Congress would have grounds to open an impeachment process against Rousseff. After being questioned regarding their unorthodox meeting, both Lewandowski and Cardozo stressed the independence of the judiciary power in Brazil and their impartiality in the Lavo Jato investigations.