A federal court has granted Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s request to depose top Democrats and government officials over social media censorship.
Schmitt is also the Republican nominee for the US Senate in the state has requested the depositions and a court has granted that request, The Daily Wire reports.
The report continues:
“The court has granted our request to depose Dr. Anthony Fauci, former White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki, FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan, and other Biden Administration officials relating to collusion with social media to suppress free speech,” said Schmitt, who is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in the state.
U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty in the Western District of Louisiana granted depositions from NIAID Director and White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci; Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of White House Digital Strategy Rob Flaherty or former White House Senior COVID-19 Advisory Andrew Slavitt; former White House Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki; FBI Supervisory Special Agent Elvis Chan; CISA Director Jen Easterly or CISA official Lauren Protentis; Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; CDC Chief of the Digital Media Branch Carol Crawford; and Acting Coordinator of the State Department’s Global Engagement Center Daniel Kimmage.
The officials are accused of colluding with social media companies to censor freedom of speech on a number of topics, including COVID.
“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,” Schmitt said in a statement. “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.”
A judge has previously ruled that Schmitt was entitled to the external comms of White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Chief Medical Director Anthony Fauci.
But Schmitt took to Twitter to explain:
House Minority Leader called out Facebook over its politically biased censoring. He is poised to become Speaker of the House if the Republicans gain back the majority in the Midterms.