(RoyalPatriot.com )- Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed that he could not remember key details about censoring online speech during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Daily Caller. The comments came during a deposition in a lawsuit filed by Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry of Louisiana and Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt of Missouri.
The two attorney generals are alleging that Biden administration officials colluded with big tech companies to censor information about COVID-19. Reporters were not permitted inside the deposition and official transcripts have not been released, but people present in the deposition gave information to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Jenin Younes, litigation counsel at New Civil Liberties Alliance, told The Daily Caller that Fauci has denied having any recollection of what was being asked of him, from phone calls to emails, “including the Great Barrington Declaration and the scientists who wrote it, two of whom are our clients.”
Younes sarcastically remarked that Fauci was too busy dealing with the billion-dollar institute that he headed, as well as “overseeing the development of vaccines that saved countless lives, to be concerned with the [G]reat Barrington [D]eclaration or social media.” But the comment contradicts an email where Fauci explicitly said that the GBD needed to be taken down for its “dangerous nonsense.”
The Great Barrington Declaration was a letter signed by notable scientists and medical professionals in October 2020 on the danger of COVID lockdowns. The experts proposed a “focused protection” strategy, where those who were most vulnerable were kept safe while everyone else kept society functioning normally.
Landry took to Twitter to express his shock that Fauci, one of the most influential figures leading the COVID-19 response for the last two years could not remember a single detail about it.
Fauci announced back in August that he would be stepping down as the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease director and as chief medical adviser to the president of the United States, prompting speculation that it was in response to the likelihood of Republicans taking back Congress and investigating him.