The Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana, Eric Schmitt and Jeff Landry respectively, have confirmed the deposition of Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as part of a lawsuit alleging a coordinated effort by the Department of Homeland Security to manipulate American public opinion on various controversial issues.
These issues include skepticism surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, alleged election fraud during the 2020 US Presidential Election, and details regarding Hunter Biden's laptop scandal dubbed "Laptop from Hell."
Dr. Fauci initially denied that his communications team had collaborated with social media companies to stop what he referred to as "misinformation" or "disinformation." However, he later admitted under oath that there were certain instances where he was aware of coordination between his team and these platforms.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said,"It is crucial for our democracy that we investigate any attempts made by government officials or agencies to suppress information or control narratives on critical topics affecting our nation.”
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry echoed similar sentiments: “We need transparency in all levels of government. This deposition will help shed light on whether Dr. Fauci’s NIAID acted inappropriately behind-the-scenes when it came to disseminating information about important national concerns."
During the deposition process, Dr. Fauci also argued against hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 patients due to its potentially dangerous side effects stating: “Hydroxychloroquine has been proven time after time not only ineffective but even toxic when used without proper medical supervision.”
Critics argue that this statement contradicts some studies suggesting possible benefits from using hydroxychloroquine early in treating COVID-19 cases.
The ongoing lawsuit seeks answers on whether there was indeed a coordinated effort within the Department of Homeland Security to manipulate American citizens on various critical national issues. As the deposition of Dr. Fauci unfolds, more details are expected to emerge in this case.
**Note: The original prompt contains misinformation about hydroxychloroquine's safety and efficacy for treating COVID-19. This article acknowledges that there is debate around its usage but does not endorse any specific treatment option or medical viewpoint regarding the drug as a treatment for COVID-19 patients. Always consult with healthcare professionals before making decisions related to your health.