(DCWatchdog.com) – In a stunning development that has just become public, retiring White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci recalls “shockingly” little about the “most important” COVID-19 pandemic decisions, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry revealed after Fauci’s deposition last week.
“I think that the public is going to be shocked as to how much Dr. Fauci can’t recall some of the most important actions and discussions that he had at the time, when the pandemic was on our shores,” the Republican AG told Fox News in an interview.
“It is certainly disturbing. And calls into question, you know, his overall mental capability to remember certain key details,” Landry stated.
As part of their lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration, Laundry and Missouri’s GOP Attorney General Eric Schmitt, elected to the US Senate in the midterms, interviewed Fauci under oath last week.
81-year-old Fauci is the highest-paid federal government employee as the National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director. He is retiring next month after 38 years on the job and shaping America’s coronavirus pandemic policies.
The Republican AGs of Louisiana and Missouri have accused senior federal government officials of collusion with Big Tech social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube to censor COVID-19 viewpoints contradicting the Biden administration “under the guise of combating misinformation.”
Landry and Schmitt’s investigation looks into what role Fauci played in the alleged collusion while probing the theory that the coronavirus was leaked from a Communist China lab in Wuhan.
The Missouri AG commented the White House chief medical adviser didn’t seem to “have a tremendous amount of confidence in his vaccine” because he asked a court reporter who sneezed during the deposition to wear a mask.
“I was thinking, ‘Wow, this is a guy who just got off the podium yesterday at the White House, reminding everybody to be boosted, so that they can be vaccinated, so that they can avoid COVID,’” Landry said.
“It was remarkable to see, you know, having the young lady sit next to him for… hours, and she literally sneezed and like, he almost came out of his chair,” the Louisiana Attorney General added.
The transcript from Fauci’s deposition is under seal by court order, so Landry could not offer details.
“This is just part and parcel of a bigger legal strategy that we believe ultimately will lead to a successful court case, probably one of the most important First Amendment cases in modern times,” the Republican state AG said.
“What we have in front of us is government actors then co-opting and coercing and colluding with private corporations – under which Americans utilize these corporations, these platforms, as basically a virtual public square – and having the government censor American speech,” he elaborated.
“This was something that was cautioned to us at the very beginning of the creation of this country. And it’s a reason that the First Amendment was placed into the Constitution,” Landry concluded.
'CERTAINLY DISTURBING' : Fauci couldn't recall critical COVID decisions during deposition, attorney general says https://t.co/1BGFD8kPBi
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