We report on the lawsuit filed by Jeff Landry (Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry) and Eric Schmitt (Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt) against the Biden government. They claim they conspired to suppress and censor speech about a range of topics, including Hunter Biden’s “laptop from hell” and the Wuhan laboratory leaked theory regarding COVID-19’s origins.
Already, the discovery process has exposed damning emails showing significant coordination between the Biden administration and social media companies.
Another victory for the Plaintiffs was Friday’s decision by Judge Terry A. Doughty of the United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana to grant their request to depose Dr. Anthony Fauci and Jen Psaki, FBI Supervisory special agent Elvis Chan, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. Judge Doughty gave a 28-page explanation of each deposition.
Fauci was the subject matter of this Court’s decision:
After reviewing the arguments of both the Plaintiffs and the Defendants, the Court finds that Dr. Fauci has a good knowledge of the subject of censorship on Social Media in relation to COVID-19 and other ancillary topics. It doesn’t believe Dr. Fauci is under any obligation to the Court. However, the Court believes that the Court needs to know more about the pending Motion to Preventive Injunction. This is critical in this case. The fundamental rights to free speech are also at the heart of this case. Fauci might face administrative burdens but the Plaintiff’s claims of suppression are far more important. Accordingly, the Court orders that Dr. Anthony Fauci be deposed to allow for preliminary injunction discovery.
The Court made the following statement about Psaki:
The Court finds that the Plaintiffs have proven that Jennifer Psaki knew about the issue of censorship on social media in relation to COVID-19.
After the Order was issued, AG Schmitt’s Office issued the following statement:
Jefferson City, MO. Today Eric Schmitt, Missouri Attorney General, announced that the United States District Court for Louisiana granted Missouri a request for depositions of top-ranking federal officials. The decision is significant in his lawsuit against the Biden Administration for conspiring to suppress freedom of expression. Anthony Fauci, Jen Psaki (ex-White House Press Secretary), and Rob Flaherty (Director of White House Digital Strategy) were granted depositions. Jen Psaki is also listed as Director, of White House Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty. Jen Psaki is also listed under the title of Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Jen Easterly, CISA Director Jen Easterly, and Elvis Chan, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan.
Attorney General Schmitt said that he found evidence of a collusive relationship between social media companies, the Biden Administration, and censoring freedom of speech. He immediately filed a motion to have these officials taken under oath. “This ruling will allow us to do just that, we will continue to press for the truth. ”
Eric Schmitt (Missouri Attorney General) and Jeff Landry, Louisiana Attorney General filed the initial lawsuit on May 5, 2022. The motion to expedite preliminary injunction-related discovery was granted on July 12, 2022. This enabled Louisiana and Missouri to obtain discovery documents and information from officials at the Biden Administration as well as social media companies.
The request for depositions came in on October 10, 2022. On October 21, 2022, the motion was granted. This allowed Louisiana and Missouri to take the oath of top-ranking federal officials.
It is not yet known when depositions might be held.