Attorney General of Missouri Eric Schmitt stated on Friday that during his seven-hour deposition with Dr. Anthony Fauci, new information came to light indicating that Fauci backed mask regulations two months after telling a friend that masks were “ineffective,” Fox News informed.
The Republican attorney general of Show-Me State tweeted a “tidbit” from his interview with the departing director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases on Friday:
As part of their complaint, Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry cross-examined Biden’s main medical advisor on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy with Big Tech to censor information regarding COVID-19.
Schmitt and Landry filed the case in May, alleging that senior government figures collaborated with Twitter, YouTube, and Meta [Facebook] “under the pretense of battling misinformation” to enact further restrictions.
In order to dispel rumors that the virus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China, they are attempting to demonstrate how Fauci collaborated with Facebook and other parties.
In their brief, Landry and Schmitt claimed that defendant Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior member of the federal government, coordinated with others to launch an attack on the lab-leak hypothesis in early 2020.
Through organizations like EcoHealth Alliance, led by Dr. Peter Daszak, Dr. Fauci, in his capacity as director of the [National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases], has supported hazardous “gain-of-function” research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
They came to the conclusion that Dr. Fauci and Dr. Daszak might be held accountable for sponsoring research on the viruses that led to the COVID19 pandemic and killed millions of people around the world if the lab-leak theory were to be proven.
Following the deposition on Wednesday, Schmitt claimed that Fauci was aware of the validity of the Lab Leak idea but wanted to quickly disprove it when it was brought up to him.