The Deposition of Anthony Fauci by Steve Kirsch for Steve Kirsch’s Newsletter – SubStack
While most of the US population were enjoying Thanksgiving week, Anthony Fauci sat under oath to answer questions about the Biden Administration’s unconstitutional and dangerous efforts to bypass our First Amendment.\
In the case of Missouri v Biden, the Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana are suing the Biden Administration for colluding with Big Tech to censor social media users who questioned or criticized official Covid policies.
To work around the First Amendment, Biden Administration officials identified individuals, organizations, doctors, scientists, and scholars as dangerous (for voicing criticism of government Covid policy). The administration then coordinated with social media companies to deplatform those individuals. This work-around of the Constitution is not only illegal but also a danger to our democracy. The state cannot assign to private sector actors its own violation of our constitutional rights and then claim immunity from the law.
Having fought for months in the Fifth Circuit, Fauci was finally deposed last week. In seven hours of testimony, Fauci couldn’t seem to recall any of the policies that he himself trumpeted on the Chris Cuomo Show, The View, and every other corporate broadcast in 2020 that covered Covid.
Here’s a roundup of the most interesting takes from Fauci’s testimony:
“From our deposition of Fauci yesterday in the MO v. Biden case. Fauci confirmed that in Feb 2020, Fauci sent Clifford Lane, his deputy at the NIAID [National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Disease], as the U.S. representative for the WHO delegation to China. Lane convinced Fauci we should emulate China’s lockdowns.”
From Attorney Jenin Younes of the New Civil Liberties Alliance in the Tablet Magazine:
“The Missouri documents, along with some obtained through discovery in Berenson v. Twitterand a FOIA request by America First Legal, expose the extent of the administration’s appropriation of big tech to effect a vast and unprecedented regime of viewpoint-based censorship on the information that most Americans see, hear and otherwise consume. At least 11 federal agencies, and around 80 government officials, have been explicitly directing social media companies to take down posts and remove certain accounts that violate the government’s own preferences and guidelines for coverage on topics ranging from COVID restrictions to the 2020 election, to the Hunter Biden laptop scandal.”