A Federal Judge has ordered testimony from Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top officials, in a case that alleges government officials colluded with tech companies to undercut Constitutionally protected free speech rights of Americans.

As part of an order by U.S. District Court Judge Terry Doughty, Fauci and other defendants are being compelled to testify under oath in depositions, regarding specific allegations in the case.

Fauci, currently chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden and the longtime director of NIAID (National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases), has acted as the nation’s COVID policy czar during the entire COVID War.

He has been accused in a suit brought by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and others of conspiring with social media companies to “suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content” regarding COVID-19.

Reacting to the Judge’s order, Schmitt said in a press release:

“After finding documentation of a collusive relationship between the Biden Administration and social media companies to censor free speech, we immediately filed a motion to get these officials under oath.

“It is high time we shine a light on this censorship enterprise and force these officials to come clean to the American people, and this ruling will allow us to do just that. We’ll keep pressing for the truth.”

As reported by ntd.com, other government officials will also have to testify via depositions, including former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Director of White House Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, CISA Director Jen Easterly, and FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan.

NTD noted that in granting the request for the depositions, Judge Doughty agreed with plaintiffs that Fauci’s previous “self-serving blanket denials” concerning his part in censoring citizen views regarding COVID on social media were not convincing, in light of evidence.

The Judge said in his ruling:

“Plaintiffs argue that even if Dr. Fauci can prove he never communicated with social media platforms about censorship, there are compelling reasons that suggest Dr. Fauci has acted through intermediaries, and acted on behalf of others, in procuring the social-media censorship of credible scientific opinions.”

“Plaintiffs argue that even if Dr. Fauci acted indirectly or as an intermediary on behalf of others, it is still relevant to Plaintiffs’ preliminary injunction motion. The Court agrees.

“Lastly, Plaintiffs argue that Dr. Fauci’s credibility has been in question on matters related to supposed COVID-19 ‘misinformation’ since 2020. Specifically, Plaintiffs state that Dr. Fauci has made public statements on the efficacy of masks, the percentage of the population needed for herd immunity, NIAID’s funding of ‘gain-of-function’ virus research in Wuhan, the lab-leak theory, and more.

“Plaintiffs urge that his comments on these important issues are relevant to the matter at hand and are further reasons why Dr. Fauci should be deposed.”

The judge concluded by agreeing with the plaintiff’s arguments regarding depositions.

The Trends Journal has previously reported on the Missouri v. Biden case as a potentially important test of whether Constitutional free speech rights of Americans will finally be upheld against illegal usurpations by Federal government officials colluding with big tech social media companies. (See “FIRST AMENDMENT SHOWDOWN: MISSOURI VS BIDEN,” 13 Oct 2022).

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