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FAUCI DEPOSED: Landmark Lawsuit Implicates Doc in Big Tech Censorship Regime

AMAC Exclusive – Shane Harris

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Throughout two years of lockdowns, school closures, and mask mandates, “Trust the Science” became the rallying cry of the medical establishment and media elites who insisted that every activity from dining out to attending church was tantamount to murdering your friends and family. The patron saint of this new COVID regime was Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose visage graced the covers of InStyle and People magazines and was a fixture on CNN and MSNBC. But according to a lawsuit filed by Attorneys General Eric Schmitt of Missouri and Jeff Landry of Louisiana, while Fauci was touting himself as the ultimate arbiter of “the science” in public, behind the scenes he was working alongside the Biden administration and Big Tech companies to censor dissenting voices.

Over the course of a seven-hour deposition, the full transcript of which was released earlier this week, Fauci, who is set to step down from his role as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases this month, answered questions ranging from his knowledge of the “lab leak” theory to his flip-flopping on masks and the effectiveness of experimental mRNA vaccines.

“Fauci’s recent deposition only confirmed what we already knew,” Landry said in a press release. “Federal bureaucrats in collusion with social media companies want to control not only what you think, but especially what you say.” Schmitt added in a statement of his own that “when Dr. Fauci speaks, social media censors…I encourage everyone to read the deposition transcript and see exactly how Dr. Fauci operates, and exactly how the COVID tyranny that ruined lives and destroyed businesses was born.”

Fauci spent most of the deposition dodging questions about his alleged involvement in censorship practices, displaying an unusual amount of amnesia for a high-ranking government official who was intimately involved in orchestrating and implementing COVID-19 public health policy. In total, Fauci said “I don’t recall” or “I don’t know” 174 times throughout the deposition, including when asked about emails that he sent, interviews that he gave, and other pertinent information.

Of particular interest is Fauci’s apparent forgetfulness surrounding the so-called “Great Barrington Declaration” (GBD) an open letter signed by leading global infectious disease epidemiologists and public health experts in October 2020 which advised governments of “grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies,” namely lockdowns and school closures. According to emails released through a Freedom of Information Act request, Dr. Francis Collins, then Director of the National Institutes of Health, ordered Fauci to publish “a quick and devastating” takedown of the GBD soon after its release. But when asked about his involvement in what clearly appears to be the beginnings of a censorship operation, Fauci said that he “would not be involved in examining this [the GBD] and doing something that would quote ‘counter’ it.”

The problem, as an article from the American Institute for Economic Research explains, is that further emails between Fauci and Collins show that Fauci immediately “jumped into action to smear and discredit the GBD in the media.” Fauci embarked on a media tour denouncing the GBD and smearing its authors as “fringe epidemiologists.” This systematic discrediting of an alternative approach to lockdowns then trickled down to social media, where it was labeled “COVID misinformation” and censored by content moderators.

Although Fauci claims that he never directly advised the Biden administration or Big Tech corporations to censor anti-lockdown posts or comments supporting the so-called lab leak theory, the deposition lays out a clear pattern of Fauci publicly endorsing specific policies and then social media companies silencing all views in conflict with those policies. According to one email that lawyers showed Fauci during the deposition, officials under Fauci’s control at the NIAID were trying to contact Google to set up a meeting “on vaccine communications, specifically misinformation.” Again, Fauci professed ignorance, claiming that he had no recollection of the email or if such a meeting took place. But soon thereafter, Twitter and Facebook began placing “warning labels” on vaccine posts and suspending accounts for spreading “vaccine misinformation” – in other words, any view that departed from the narrative Fauci dictated to the public.

The deposition also revealed that Fauci’s daughter worked at Twitter as a software engineer throughout the pandemic. In another eyebrow-raising answer, Fauci claimed that he “never” discussed content that was posted on social media platforms or anything to do with the origins of the virus with her.

However, even as mainstream news networks and social media platforms embraced Fauci’s every utterance as gospel truth and treated all other opinions as heresy, the deposition further confirms that Fauci was himself at best uncertain about a number of key facts regarding the virus and its origins. As he had previously testified before Congress, Fauci admits that other scientists raised the possibility that the virus had been created in a Chinese lab as early as January 2020 – a possibility that Fauci later dismissed in the media as a conspiracy theory. But Fauci then later says in the deposition that he was concerned about “wild speculation and accusations” on social media “blaming the Chinese” – perhaps unintentionally revealing a possible motivation for shutting down the lab leak theory. It is well-known by now that the NIAID provided funding to the very same Chinese labs from which COVID may have originated and escaped.

Fauci’s statements are just one piece of much larger inquiry by Schmitt and Landry into potential collusion between the federal government and social media companies to stifle free speech during the pandemic. As more comes to light, Fauci will likely be far from the only official implicated in this scheme, and Americans may finally learn the full extent to which their First Amendment rights were violated, all in the name of “trusting the science.”

Shane Harris is a writer and political consultant from Southwest Ohio. You can follow him on Twitter @Shane_Harris_.


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Mike
1 month ago

That little worm should have been put on the hook a long time ago. But scum always seems to clump together.

John
1 month ago

Interesting that when radical leftists can’t remember things (174 times) during depositions they get a pass but when patriots like General Kelly or Paul Manafort cannot remember, they get prison sentences.
In my opinion, Fauci and the Wuhan communists not only knew the sources of the virus, but colluded to spread it. After all as BillGates said last year, we need to reduce the human population by at least 1.5 billion people to meet our climate (religion) goals.
Hey Bill and Comrade Fauci, do us a favor and lead by example and take a pill the way your eugenics mentor Hitler did and rid the world of excrement such as yourselves.

Steve
1 month ago

Interesting how raging lunatics who support what the Government was doing here are all of a sudden popping up on sites that they know have differences with said Government and are attempting to smear, slander, and hate on those who disagree with their narrative. Trolls!

JayCee
1 month ago

AMAC = AARP For Dummies. Nothing to see here folks.

Cincinnatus
1 month ago
Reply to  JayCee

Really putz? Time for your 5th booster?

Fred Garvin
1 month ago
Reply to  JayCee

Gee Turd, do you glow from all your boosters yet?

Roman Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  JayCee

Hmmm. A response that adds nothing to the conversation but seeks to cast dispersion.

me myself
1 month ago

“Fauci admits that other scientists raised the possibility that the virus had been created in a Chinese lab as early as January 2020” Within days those scientists learned that there premise for that hypothesis was factually wrong and realized their original belief was completely mistaken.

me myself
1 month ago

“officials under Fauci’s control at the NIAID ” That’s not how governments work.

me myself
1 month ago

Article completely ignores that the while there were one ore tow epidiemiologists involved in the GBD most were not, and most importantly we know in hind sight that they were 100% wrong. Further, the government had a duty to get the american people the best meidcal advice and to counteract the absolutely worst.

Cincinnatus
1 month ago
Reply to  me myself

Delusional

Nat Notsky
1 month ago
Reply to  Cincinnatus

And not very grammatical

Fred Garvin
1 month ago
Reply to  me myself

Gee partner, you seem to be cherry ???? picking those facts. How about this, 174 times, couldn’t recall. John Gotti could recall better than 174. Guy is a white collar crook

PamH
1 month ago
Reply to  me myself

thats exactly the opposite of what actually happened!

Ethan Allen
1 month ago

Why are you all so completely misinformed. You folk just make stuff up as you go along. But now everybody in America knows that the Republicans are insurrectionist traitors. America watched on January 6, 2021 as republican Evangelical White supremacists attacked the United States of America. Do you think we’ll ever gonna let you forget that? Are you people are beneath contempt forever. Uneducated you don’t make any money. If you add up all the counties that won Trump in 2016 and 2020 it adds up to the gross product of all the counties were Trump won it adds up to only 28% of the United States GDP that means that all the Trumper‘s in America would you add up all the money they made it doesn’t make even 1/3 of America

Cincinnatus
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

Pseudo elitist w 8th grade deductive skills…Elon hurt your feelings clown?

Roman Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

It always amazes me how far off topic the left will go to hide what they do not want seen. This response is useless, mundane, and predictable.

Harry
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

How can you have an insurrection without organization and weapons?

Dave
1 month ago

FRAUDCI EXPOSED…
There…fix it for ya…

V T
1 month ago

Jail the killer !

V T
1 month ago

Jail the killer.

pete
1 month ago

The tiny bit of credibility the govt had, let alone media; have been nuked into oblivion by Covid. Will anyone ever trust the govt even a morsel again?

Ethan Allen
1 month ago
Reply to  pete

America trusts Fauci more than any republicans. No one trust the insurrectionist maggots. They are just straight up traitors.

Haywood Jablowme
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

Cry some more….#Resistance cuts both ways. I cant wait to meet you leftist filth in the streets.

PIDL
1 month ago

Their lies killed thousands of people. They made one of the drugs of choice, remdisivir, which was known to cause organ failure. France banned its use almost immediately reading medical articles about it after running some trials and finding out it was killing people.Yet, they give it to my brother and he ended up dieing from Covid.

And they lied about other drugs that could posibly help so that they could increase their wealth through stock ownership in the pharmacuetica companies.

As far as I am concerned he and China should be required to give restitution for the damages caused by his illegal activity. Even though he was operating in a foreign country to skirt U.S. laws on gain of function research, he is still an American and broke American law.

He should also spend the rest of his life in prison for breaking this law, which cost millions of people in this world their lives.

Ethan Allen
1 month ago
Reply to  PIDL

Lol. That is just one big lie.

Cincinnatus
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

The fact you use a Patriot’s name is blasphemous…typical leftist coward. Sorry you were duped by the megalomaniac

Bob Olden
1 month ago

One of the gravest harms that Fauci caused was the undermining of our medical system. Whatever safeguards there were to protect patients from mistreatment were removed, doctors who dissented were silenced, adverse effects of the jabs were ignored, and victims of medical malpractice could not take legal action! The CDC was thoroughly discredited and we skeptics are left trying to be our own doctors because we have no idea who or what can be believed.

Mike Morgan
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Olden

I trust Dr’s Scott Atlas, Harvey Risch, Peter McColough, my primary care Dr. The Dr’s that signed the GBD. Fauci, Collins, Biden, the CDC are all corrupt and guilty of breaking the Nuerumburg code. We may never know the whole truth.

Ethan Allen
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike Morgan

All lying maggot quacks.

Ethan Allen
1 month ago
Reply to  Bob Olden

Literally every word in your post is a lie.

victory4sc
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

Thanks for sharing your opinion Dr Fauci

ezed2109
1 month ago

Thank you. For some reason this is not getting a lot of attention and we still need answers.

Mario Capparuccini
1 month ago

I do not believe Dr. Fauci will be punished in this life. He has too many friends in very high places. However, he, like all of us, will stand before the Christ one day. Then, his friends will be of no use to him.

Ethan Allen
1 month ago

Dr. Fauci is a hero. He saved lives from that murderous Trump who is a lying sack of s—t.

Haywood Jablowme
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

More Americans have died of Covid under Biden. They should have thrown you in the bucket with the placenta.

Cincinnatus
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

Feel better after your tantrum child? All leftists are permanent adolescents devoid of critical thinking.

PamH
1 month ago
Reply to  Ethan Allen

what is wrong with you??

Db
1 month ago

One must ask, “What is the punishment for endangering harming knowingly all peoples of the US together with a foreign country or more & domestics & getting rich off of it too?” ????

TMH
1 month ago

Fauci, George Soros, Bill Gates and I’m sure many other Left “globalists” contributed to the Chinese Government’s Wuhan Lab and the gain-of-function research that led to Covid-19 and it’s leak from the lab (that may have NOT been accidental). Interesting to note that all these entities were linked through the WHO, that inappropriately protected China and thwarted any investigation of substance. This being true, all these “conspirators” should be prosecuted as “world terrorists” and China their benefactor charged reparations in the 100’s of Trillions of dollars. Fauci shouldn’t receive a pension for his terrorism, he should receive his due, imprisonment and condemnation.

PIDL
1 month ago
Reply to  TMH

I cannot agree with you more!

Bill on the Hill
1 month ago
Reply to  TMH

Very well stated TMH…
Thank you,
Bill… :~)

Rick
1 month ago

I’d like to see how much he and the dimocrats made from Big Pharma by promoting all their various vaccines and trying to make them mandatory. How much were they paid to approve one vaccine over another? I’m sure there were a few Rinos, too! ALL of them should be investigated!

Ed
1 month ago

I NEVER trusted Fauci. Sold my shares of Moderna as soon as I found out he was I volved with them. He’s slimy.

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