Just before Thanksgiving, as part of the lawsuit that several state Attorneys General led by Louisiana’s Jeff Landry and Missouri’s Eric Schmitt filed against Evil Google and other Big Tech actors over the issue of government-demanded censorship on social media, outgoing director of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Disease Dr. Anthony Fauci had to submit to a deposition.
If you’re like us, you headed off to your Thanksgiving holidays wondering what would come from that.
Of course, we’ve had a pretty good preview, given the back-and-forth of Fauci’s battles with Republican senators and congressmen, most notably Senator Rand Paul. Fauci never gave off much of a truthful vibe in those various hearings, and he didn’t make a lot of friends across the aisle.
You wouldn’t think this would be any different. And while we aren’t getting to see the deposition, we are now beginning to get the repercussions.
Here was Landry’s tweet about Wednesday’s proceedings…
Wow! It was amazing to spend 7 hours with Liar Dr. Fauci. The man who single-handedly wrecked the U.S. economy based upon “the science.” Only to discover that he can’t recall practically anything dealing with his Covid response!
— AG Jeff Landry (@AGJeffLandry) November 23, 2022
Guess that isn’t surprising. If you say you don’t recall, they cannot bust you for lying in a sworn deposition. So Fauci cannot remember anything, particularly since if he started telling the truth about the lockdowns and the COVID response and his own demands that Big Tech shut down dissenting information about COVID-19 and the government’s response.
But it seems like there’s a lot going on that we can chew on. Fox News…
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says the public is “going to be shocked” when it learns how little Dr. Anthony Fauci could recall during last week’s deposition about “some of the most important actions and discussions” when he was chief medical adviser to Presidents Trump and Biden during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I think that the public is going to be shocked as to how much Liar Dr. Fauci cannot recall some of the most important actions and discussions that he had at the time, when the pandemic was on our shores,” the Republican AG said in an interview with Fox News Digital. “It is certainly disturbing. And calls into question, you know, his overall mental capability to remember certain key details.”
Landry, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and their legal teams interviewed Fauci under oath on Wednesday as part of their lawsuit against the Biden administration. They have accused top-ranking government officials of working with Twitter, YouTube, and Meta, which owns Facebook, “under the guise of combating misinformation” in order to censor viewpoints on COVID that went against the Biden administration’s position.
Landry added that Fauci seemed to “not have a tremendous amount of confidence in his vaccine,” since he asked a court reporter in the room Wednesday to wear a mask after she sneezed.
“I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is a guy who just got off the podium yesterday at the White House, reminding everybody to be boosted, so that they can be vaccinated, so that they can avoid COVID,’” Landry said.
“It was remarkable to see, you know, having the young lady sit next to him for… hours, and she literally sneezed and like, he almost came out of his chair,” Landry said.
Landry couldn’t speak to specific details of the hours-long deposition, as the transcript is under seal by court order, but is likely to be revealed at some point during the litigation.
“What I will tell you is that this is just part and parcel of a bigger legal strategy that we believe ultimately will lead to a successful court case, probably one of the most important First Amendment cases in modern times,” Landry said.
“What we have in front of us is government actors then co-opting and coercing and colluding with private corporations – under which Americans utilize these corporations, these platforms, as basically a virtual public square – and having the government censor American speech,” he said.
“This was something that was cautioned to us at the very beginning of the creation of this country. And it’s a reason that the First Amendment was placed into the Constitution,” he said.
Then there was Landry’s appearance on Glenn Beck yesterday…
Landry’s story about the female NIAID staffer sneezing and Fauci’s freakout would no doubt have to be a highlight of the video when it eventually drops, and Fauci’s attempts to snuff out discussion of the Wuhan lab-leak theory are a big piece to the discussion here.
Pay attention to the lawsuit, though. It’s a very big deal. You simply cannot have the federal government camping out on Facebook and Twitter and YouTube and coercing those private companies to shut down discussions of things the feds don’t like. The fact that this is what Fauci and the COVID task force people were doing – and then the politicized FBI was doing when the Crackhead Hunter Biden laptop reports were circulating – blows away the old argument that “Big Tech are private companies who can do what they want.”
Not when they’re being drafted to act as cat’s-paws for the federal government they aren’t.
Liberty literally depends on this lawsuit resulting in a loss for the feds and Big Tech in this case. Landry and Schmitt and the other AG’s involved deserve our thanks for bringing it.
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