Brazil’s President Defends Herself As She Takes The Stand In Impeachment Trial

Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff
Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff speaks at her own impeachment trial, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Aug. 29, 2016. Rousseff reminded senators that she was re-elected in 2014 by 54 million voters. She says that at every moment she has followed the constitution and done what was best for the country. Eraldo Peres / Associated Press
Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff
Brazil's suspended President Dilma Rousseff speaks at her own impeachment trial, in Brasilia, Brazil, on Aug. 29, 2016. Rousseff reminded senators that she was re-elected in 2014 by 54 million voters. She says that at every moment she has followed the constitution and done what was best for the country. Eraldo Peres / Associated Press

Brazil’s President Defends Herself As She Takes The Stand In Impeachment Trial

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took the stand today in her ongoing impeachment trial. She insisted she committed no crime.

Rousseff is accused of illegally manipulating the budget to misrepresent the state of the Brazilian economy. Senators are expected to vote this week on whether to remove her from office.

We get the latest on the trial from Peter Prengaman, Brazil news director for the Associated Press.