A Louisiana judge on Tuesday ruled that the Biden administration must turn over any emails between officials and social media platforms that concern alleged misinformation and censorship of media content.
Judge Terry Doughty, a Trump appointee, made the ruling as part of a lawsuit filed in May by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry over the Biden administration's alleged suppression of constitutionally protected speech with regard to a number of issues.
The DOJ tried to claim executive privilege, but the judge said, "This Court believes Plaintiffs are entitled to external communications by Jean-Pierre and Dr. Fauci in their capacities as White House Press Secretary and Chief Medical Advisor to the President to third-party social media platforms."
He is right; executive privilege only pertains to conversations with President Joe Biden, not on behalf of Biden.
And it will be oh-so-interesting to see what Pierre and Fauci were emailing Twitter and Facebook during COVID-19 and before the 2020 presidential election and upcoming midterms.
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