Attorney Generals of Missouri and Louisiana, including Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit and others sued the Biden Administration.
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s seven-hour deposition was taken last week. Although the transcript has not been released and the US government attorneys do not want these depositions taped, released to the public, some tweets and parties present took notes.
“Wow! It was amazing to spend 7 hours with Dr. Fauci. The man who single-handedly wrecked the U.S. economy based upon “the science.” Only to discover that he can’t recall practically anything dealing with his Covid response!,” tweeted Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry.
“Some takeaways from the deposition of Fauci: Fauci knew the Lab Leak theory had merit but it’s come back to him & sought to immediately discredit it – He defended lockdowns – The rest of us “don’t have the ability” to determine what’s best for ourselves – More to come – Stay turned….” tweeted Missouri Attorney General and U.S. Senator-elect Eric Schmitt.
“In the Fauci depo this week the court reporter sneezed. Fauci wanted her to wear a mask. This is the mentality in Nov 2022 of the guy who locked down our country & ruined countless lives & livelihoods.The Experts followed suit. Dissent was censored. In America. Never Again,” further note Schmitt.
Plaintiff Aaron Kheritary wrote as follows:
UPDATE: from our deposition of Fauci yesterday in the MO v. Biden case. Fauci confirmed that in Feb 2020, Fauci sent Clifford Lane, his deputy at the NAIAD, as the U.S. representative for the WHO delegation to China. Lane convinced Fauci we should emulate China’s lockdowns.
The CCP had announced China had contained the virus through draconian lockdowns–a claim now known to be false. Given the (sic) China’s pattern of falsified information, Lane and Fauci should have approached this claim with skepticism. Lockdowns were wholly untested & unprecedented.
As our lawyer, @Leftylockdowns1 put it, Fauci “was apparently willing to base his lockdown advocacy on the observations of a single guy relying on reports from a dictator.” Not exactly a double-blind randomized trial level of evidence, or indeed, any level of evidence.
Days after Lane returned, WHO published its report praising China’s strategy: “China’s uncompromising and rigorous use of non-pharmaceutical measures [lockdowns] to contain transmission of the COVID-19 virus in multiple settings provides vital lessons for the global response.
“This rather unique and unprecedented public health response in China reversed the escalating cases,” the report claimed. My colleague @jeffreyatucker at the @brownstoneinst gave a tongue-in-cheek gloss of WHO’s misty eyed report: “I’ve seen the future—and it is Wuhan.”
Lockdowns quickly spread from China to the West, as a troubling number of Western apologists besides the WHO also looked to the Chinese Communist Party’s covid response for guidance.
The U.S. & U.K. followed Italy’s lockdown, which had followed China, and all but a handful of countries around the globe immediately followed our lead. Within weeks the whole world was locked down.
From the very beginning, the evidential basis for this global policy catastrophe was always paper-thin. We are now living in the aftermath.
Jim Hoft’s article can be read here.
CDMedia is now supplying a picture of the group who went to China in February 2020, including Cliff Lane, who has been referenced by the parties present in the deposition. Cliff Lane has worked with Fauci for years.