Attorneys General Eric Schmitt and Jeff Landry will question Dr. Anthony Fauci Wednesday under oath for at least eight hours regarding Fauci’s alleged role in colluding with Big Tech to control communication about COVID-19 as part of the GOP AGs lawsuit.
“We’ll be taking Dr. Fauci’s deposition tomorrow in our lawsuit against the Biden Administration for colluding with Big Tech to censor speech. We have lots of questions for Dr. Fauci,” Schmitt said in a Tuesday tweet.
The deposition began at 8 a.m. ET and will be sealed under court order. It is expected to be an all-day ordeal.
Last month, a federal judge ordered that Fauci’s high-profile public comments made him a key figure in the lawsuit from the Republican attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana. The AGs allege “collusion” between the Biden administration and social media companies to censor speech that could be politically damaging to the White House, such as the origin of the virus and the effectiveness of masks.
Schmitt and Landry filed the lawsuit in May, and accused top-ranking government officials of working with the giant social media companies Meta [Facebook], Twitter and YouTube