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Despite graft probe, Brazil leader says govt work must go on

  • Brazil's President Michel Temer smiles during a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Brazil's Supreme Court announced corruption investigations into eight ministers and dozens more top politicians in a sweeping decision that affects almost one third of embattled President Michel Temer's Cabinet and many of his top allies. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil's President Michel Temer smiles during a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Brazil's Supreme Court announced corruption investigations into eight ministers and dozens more top politicians in a sweeping decision that affects almost one third of embattled President Michel Temer's Cabinet and many of his top allies. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazilian Senator Romero Juca arrives to attends a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Brazil's Supreme Court announced corruption investigations into eight ministers and dozens more top politicians, including Senator Juca, in a sweeping decision that affects almost one third of embattled President Michel Temer's Cabinet and many of his top allies. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazilian Senator Romero Juca arrives to attends a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Brazil's Supreme Court announced corruption investigations into eight ministers and dozens more top politicians, including Senator Juca, in a sweeping decision that affects almost one third of embattled President Michel Temer's Cabinet and many of his top allies. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

  • Brazil's President Michel Temer, right, speaks with his Justice Minister Osmar Serraglio, right, during a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Brazil's Supreme Court announced corruption investigations into eight ministers and dozens more top politicians in a sweeping decision that affects almost one third of embattled President Michel Temer's Cabinet and many of his top allies. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil's President Michel Temer, right, speaks with his Justice Minister Osmar Serraglio, right, during a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Brazil's Supreme Court announced corruption investigations into eight ministers and dozens more top politicians in a sweeping decision that affects almost one third of embattled President Michel Temer's Cabinet and many of his top allies. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)  (The Associated Press)

Brazilian President Michel Temer is vowing to keep the government running following a bombshell announcement that several of his ministers, both leaders of Congress and numerous allies are under investigation for corruption.

Tuesday's announcement that the Supreme Court is investigating dozens of top politicians could endanger Temer's efforts to reform social security and labor laws, changes many see as critical to restoring economic growth.

Temer said Wednesday that "We have to move forward with government."

He didn't explicitly mention the scandal, but said "If we are not careful, soon people will say the executive (branch) is not working, the legislative (branch) is not working, the judicial (branch) is not working." And he added, "It's not like that."