Joe Biden and several of his officials have a huge problem on their hands.
A Trump-appointed judge has ordered the administration to turn over relevant emails from several officials regarding a case brought by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
The suit has accused Biden of suppressing free speech.
Turn Them Over
The conservative AGs were seeking emails specifically from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and Dr. Anthony Fauci.
The emails were related to their efforts to stop posts on social media platforms regarding lockdowns during the pandemic, the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, and other pandemic-related issues.
The Department of Justice has tried to claim privilege for these communications, but Judge Terry Doughty disagreed.
The ruling stated, “This Court believes Plaintiffs are entitled to external communications by Jean-Pierre and Dr. Fauci in their capacities as White House Press Secretary and Chief Medical Advisor to the President to third-party social media platforms.”
The Attorneys General claim, “As a result of these actions, there has been an unprecedented rise of censorship and suppression of free speech — including core political speech — on social media platforms.
“Not just fringe views, but perfectly legitimate, responsible viewpoints and speakers have been unlawfully and unconstitutionally threatened in the modern public square.”
After the ruling was issued, the Biden administration responded, “As we have said over and over again since the beginning of the administration in our battle against COVID-19, it has been critical for the American people to have access to factual, accurate, science-based information.”
The response continued, “For example, we worked hard to debunk inaccurate or misleading information about the COVID vaccines that have saved millions of lives and encourage Americans to get vaccinated and boosted to stay safe.
“Democrats and Republicans came together to urge the public to get vaccinated, stressing the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines.”
Ironically, Biden and his supporters started the initial campaign regarding the possible efficacy and safety of the vaccines during the campaign.
They switched their argument AFTER Biden was handed the election.
As for the lab leak, this was a legitimate concern and is something that has yet to be disproven due to the lack of cooperation from the Chinese.
Source: Fox News