Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry reportedly kept a copy of Robert Kennedy Jr.’s book “The Real Anthony Fauci” on the table in front of him, and occasionally flipped through it as he questioned outgoing NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci during his seven-hour deposition earlier this week.
Dr. Anthony Fauci on Wednesday responded to questions under oath from the Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana in their lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly colluding with multiple Big Tech platforms to censor “disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content” critical of COVID-19 “vaccines” and policies.
Landry and Missouri Attorney General/U.S. Senator-Elect Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit back in May against a slew of Biden Administration officials, including Fauci, Joe Biden, former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, seeking to expose how top Biden regime officials colluded with social media giants to suppress freedom of speech under the pretense of combatting “misinformation.”
Communications between federal officials and social media companies released on Sept. 1 revealed how the Biden administration and Big Tech coordinated to silence opposing views on a number of topics—especially COVID-19— in “a vast censorship enterprise,” the attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana alleged in the court filing.
Psaki argued she shouldn’t be required to be deposed, but U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty on Monday denied a request to quash her subpoena.
New Civil Liberties Alliance (NCLA), a nonprofit legal group representing outspoken critics of COVID-19 “vaccines” and policies, joined the lawsuit in August. NCLA is representing Drs. Jayanta Bhattacharya, Martin Kulldorff, and Aaron Kheriaty, as well as Jill Hines, the co-director of Health Freedom Louisiana. Jim Hoft, founder and editor-in-chief of The Gateway Pundit, also joined the lawsuit in August.
The deposition was sealed under court order, but participants have shared some of their takeaways on social media.
In a Facebook video, Hines discussed what she called some “interesting tidbits” from the deposition, which took place at National Institutes of Health (NIH) headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland.
“Our amazing attorney general Jeff Landry sat at the table all day today with his “Real Anthony Fauci” book sitting right in front of him,” she laughed.
Robert Kennedy Jr.’s pivotal #1 bestseller, “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health,” meticulously chronicles the astonishing corruption of the entire public health system under Fauci’s 38-year reign as director of NIAID.
Hines said Landry would pick the book up occasionally “and look through it to make sure that everyone in the room—especially on the opposite side of the table—could see what he had in his hand.”
Another thing she said she observed that was “interesting but awful at the same time,” was Fauci’s demand that a court reporter seated near him put a mask on.
“She had either coughed or cleared her throat—or something—and in the middle of answering a question, Dr. Fauci stops and looks at the court reporter and asks her if she’s got some kind of viral infection. Because he stated, ‘the last thing in the world I want to do is get COVID,'” Hines recalled.
“He was there to talk about the ‘life-saving interventions’ [COVID shots] that people were supposedly spreading misinformation about, but here he is, afraid of a court reporter sitting several feet away from him,” she noted.
Hines said the court reporter told Fauci she had allergies, not a viral infection, but didn’t mind putting a mask on.
“So she sat there the rest of the afternoon, the only one in the room that was masked to appease Dr. Fauci who has had ‘several life-saving interventions,’ as he likes to call them, and actually had COVID twice that we know of,” Hines pointed out. “But he was still very much afraid of catching COVID from the court reporter who was sitting several feet away from him.”
What did we discover at the deposition today?!?
Fauci is a Karen.
I shared a short video here👇https://t.co/X2Ki4GMUFF
— Health Freedom Louisiana (@HealthFreedomLA) November 24, 2022
On Twitter, Schmitt said the court reporter had sneezed, prompting Fauci’s demand for a mask.
In the Fauci depo this week the court reporter sneezed. Fauci wanted her to wear a mask
This is the mentality in Nov 2022 of the guy who locked down our country & ruined countless lives & livelihoods
The Experts™️ followed suit. Dissent was censored
In America. Never Again.
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) November 25, 2022
During his grilling, Fauci, allegedly couldn’t remember many details about his involvement in the regime’s social media censorship campaigns.
“Wow! It was amazing to spend 7 hours with 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!” Louisiana AG Landry tweeted following the deposition.
The lawyers were able to come to some basic conclusions however, after spending the day with Fauci.
Schmitt tweeted: “One thing is clear from the 7 hour deposition of Dr. Fauci today: When Fauci speaks — social media censors.”
In a subsequent tweet, the outgoing Missouri AG shared some of his “takeaways” from the deposition of Fauci:
▪️Fauci knew the Lab Leak theory had merit but it’d come back to him & sought to immediately discredit it
▪️He defended lockdowns
▪️The rest of us “don’t have the ability” to determine what’s best for ourselves
In a long Twitter thread, Dr. Kheriaty, who also attended the deposition, said that Fauci confirmed a story that has been in the public domain for some time, namely that in February of 2020, he sent Clifford Lane, his deputy at the NIAID, as the U.S. representative for the WHO delegation to China. Lane came back convinced that the U.S should emulate the Chinese Communist Party’s economy-crushing lockdowns.
1/ UPDATE: 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 NAIAD, as the U.S. representative for the WHO delegation to China. Lane convinced Fauci we should emulate China's lockdowns.
— Aaron Kheriaty, MD (@akheriaty) November 24, 2022
“The CCP had announced China had contained the virus through draconian lockdowns—a claim now known to be false,” Kheriaty continued. “Given the China’s pattern of falsified information, Lane and Fauci should have approached this claim with skepticism. Lockdowns were wholly untested & unprecedented.”
As our lawyer, @Leftylockdowns1 put it, Fauci “was apparently willing to base his lockdown advocacy on the observations of a single guy relying on reports from a dictator.” Not exactly a double-blind randomized trial level of evidence, or indeed, any level of evidence.
Days after Lane returned, WHO published its report praising China’s strategy: “China’s uncompromising and rigorous use of non-pharmaceutical measures [lockdowns] to contain transmission of the COVID-19 virus in multiple settings provides vital lessons for the global response.
“This rather unique and unprecedented public health response in China reversed the escalating cases,” the report claimed. My colleague @jeffreyatucker at the @brownstoneinst
gave a tongue-in-cheek gloss of WHO’s misty eyed report: “I’ve seen the future—and it is Wuhan.”
Lockdowns quickly spread from China to the West, as a troubling number of Western apologists besides the WHO also looked to the Chinese Communist Party’s covid response for guidance.
The U.S. & U.K. followed Italy’s lockdown, which had followed China, and all but a handful of countries around the globe immediately followed our lead. Within weeks the whole world was locked down.
From the very beginning, the evidential basis for this global policy catastrophe was always paper-thin.
We are now living in the aftermath.
In a tweet on Friday, Schmitt stressed how quickly Fauci’s flip-flopped on masks.
“In Feb ‘20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31,” he recounted on Twitter. “On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it.”
Another tidbit from Fauci depo: In Feb ‘20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31. On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it. Mandates followed—Lives ruined
COVID tyranny is born
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) November 25, 2022
In a tweet on Thanksgiving, NCLA lawyer Jenin Younes wrote that Fauci said he couldn’t cite any of the studies that convinced him that masks work because he was “too busy saving lives to be bothered with such trivialities.”
saving lives to be bothered by such trivialities, but he’s certain that they show masks work.
Also, he made the court reporter wear a mask because she was sniffling, even though she said it was allergies. “The last thing in the world I want is to get covid.”
That’s verbatim. 2/2
— Jenin Younes (@Leftylockdowns1) November 24, 2022
Younes said Fauci also said something to the effect of “he was too busy developing a vaccine that saved millions of lives to care about what happens on social media.”
According to the lawyer, Fauci downplayed his involvement in censoring the October 2020 Great Barrington Declaration, which expressed “grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies.” The declaration, authored by eminent Drs. Bhattacha, Kulldorff, and Sunetra Gupta, has over 930,000 signatures.
“I have a very busy day job running a six billion dollar institute. I don’t have time to worry about things like the Great Barrington Declaration,” he reportedly said. However, according to an email Fauci sent to former White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx on October 16, 2020, he stated that he had “come out very strongly against the Great Barrington Declaration.”
So #Fauci claimed under oath at his censorship deposition that he hasn't "time to worry about things like the Great Barrington Declaration"
Did he lie under oath?
Fauci email to Birx, 10-16-2020
— Philip Holloway ✈️ (@PhilHollowayEsq) November 23, 2022
On October 8, 2020, National Institutes of Health Director (NIH) Francis Collins asked Fauci in an email to pursue a “quick and devastating” media hit piece to discredit the Great Barrington Declaration. In the declaration, the doctors had argued that “the most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk.”
Fauci subsequently made a point of condemning the goal of reaching herd immunity to stop COVID, calling the idea “nonsense and very dangerous” during an interview with Yahoo News.
“Anybody who knows anything about epidemiology will tell you that is nonsense and very dangerous,” Fauci said on Oct. 15, “because what will happen is that if you do that, by the time you get to herd immunity, you will have killed a lot of people that would have been avoidable.”
Fauci told Yahoo News that virtually everyone with a solid understanding of epidemiology disagrees with the idea of reaching herd immunity through infection.
“My position is known. Dr. Deborah Birx’s position is known, and Dr. [Robert] Redfield,” he said. “So you have me as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Debbie Birx, as the coordinator and a very experienced infectious disease person, the coordinator of the task force — and you have Bob Redfield, who’s the director of the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]. All three of us very clearly are against that.”
Fauci may not have “had the time to worry about things like the Great Barrington Declaration,” but the record appears to show that he did just that.
The longtime bureaucrat is expected to finally step down from his post in December.