Former White House Press Secretary-turned-MSNBC host Jen Psaki had a movement to withdraw a subpoena against her stricken down by U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis in a hearing Friday in Virginia.
The states of Louisiana and Missouri are pursuing a lawsuit that alleges President Joe Biden and his administration are in violation of the First Amendment through their efforts to urge social media and big tech giants to restrict access to posts and throttle the reach of users creating content around COVID-19 the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and election fraud.
According to the lawsuit as cited by RadarOnline, the Biden White House worked alongside “social media giants such as Meta, Twitter, and YouTube to censor and suppress free speech, including truthful information, related to COVID-19, election integrity, and other topics, under the guise of combating ‘misinformation.’”
Psaki had filed a motion in the federal court of Judge Davis to quash the subpoena calling her to be deposed in the case by suggesting that she had no “relevant information to provide” according to The Daily Mail. Judge Davis was unmoved and apparently “Unimpressed” with the former Press Secretary’s legal argument and ordered the issue be sent back to Louisiana to be handled by the judge directly overseeing the case.
The Louisiana judge had already ruled that Psaki among other Biden administration officials could be deposed.
Judge Davis noted that Psaiki did not demonstrate to the court how testifying in the case, in her home state, as she would not be required to travel to Louisiana, would present an undue burden upon her even if she has little to offer the case.
“How much time does it take to prepare a witness for deposition when she doesn’t really have anything to say?” Davis asked.
The Attorneys General of Louisiana and Missouri are seeking information about statements made directly by Psaki during press briefings in which she urged the social networks on behalf of President Biden to block “misinformation” on their platforms.
In one instance noted by the Mail, she claimed, “We engage with (social media companies) regularly and they certainly understand what our asks are.”
“Big Tech has become an extension of Biden’s Big Government, and neither are protecting the freedoms of Americans; rather, they are suppressing truth and demonizing those who think differently,” Landry said naming dozens of officials including Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases to the lawsuit.
“Ripped from the playbook of Stalin and his ilk, Biden has been colluding with Big Tech to censor free speech and propagandize the masses,” Landry added according to RadarOnline. “We are fighting back to ensure the rule of law and prevent the government from unconstitutional banning, chilling, and stifling of speech.”
BREAKING: Federal judge DENIES Jen Psaki’s motion to quash subpoena for her deposition in Missouri v Biden, lawsuit aimed at revealing government collusion with Big Tech in violation of First Amendment.
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— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) November 21, 2022
Judge Terry A. Doughty of the U.S. District Court in Lousiana subsequently ruled to deny Psaki’s motion according to Julie Kelly of AMGreatness.com.