Fauci filed Wednesday in GOP lawsuit alleging COVID collusion with Big Tech
Dr. Anthony Fauci will sit for deposition on Wednesday in a Republican lawsuit against the Biden administration that claims the government colluded with social media companies to censor COVID-related free speech.
Last month, a federal judge ordered Fauci’s high-profile public comments to make him a key figure in the trial of Republican attorneys general in Missouri and Louisiana, who allege “collusion” between the Biden administration and the social media companies to censor speech that could be detrimental to the White House, such as the origin of the virus and the effectiveness of masks.
The attorneys general said the deposition is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will be conducted by attorneys general Eric Schmitt and Jeff Landry, along with attorneys from their office. The deposit will be sealed by court order.
“Since filing our landmark lawsuit, we have uncovered documents and findings that show clear coordination between the Biden administration and social media companies on speech censorship, but we are not done yet,” Schmitt said. “We plan to get answers on behalf of the American people. Stay tuned.”
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“We all deserve to know how involved Dr. Fauci was in censoring the American people during the COVID pandemic; tomorrow, I hope to find out. And I will continue to fight for the truth when it comes to collusion between Big Government and Big Tech. to stifle free speech,” Landry said.
Schmitt and Landry first filed suit in May and accused senior government officials of working with social media giants Meta, Twitter and YouTube “under the guise of fighting misinformation” to gain greater censorship.
A key fact they want to prove is that Fauci worked with Facebook and others to quell rumors that the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China.
“Defendant Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior federal government official, in coordination with others, orchestrated a campaign to discredit the early 2020 lab leak hypothesis,” Landry and Schmitt said in their memory. “As director of [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases] NIAID, Dr. Fauci had funded risky “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology through intermediaries such as EcoHealth Alliance, led by Dr. Peter Daszak. »
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“Thus, if the lab leak theory were established, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Daszak could potentially be involved in funding research into the viruses that caused the COVID19 pandemic and killed millions around the world” , they said.
Fauci’s final White House appearance was in the James Brady briefing room on Tuesday, where he took questions from reporters for the last time before planning to step down as director of the National Institute of Human Rights. Allergies and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to President Joe Biden.
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“It’s really a great pleasure to be back here with you, even if I believe it’s the last time,” Fauci said Tuesday afternoon from the podium before again urging the Americans to stand together. get vaccinated.
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“Every day for all these years I gave everything I had and never left anything on the pitch,” he continued. “I gave everything.”
Fox News’ Andrew Mark Miller and Anders Hagstrom contributed to this report.