On Monday, President Biden was ordered to provide communication documents between government and big tech companies per a federal judge’s ruling.
The order of discovery was granted to Senate candidate, and current Missouri Republican Attorney General, Eric Schmitt along with Louisiana’s Jeff Landry by United States District Court Judge Terry Doughty.
Judge Doughty reportedly ruled there was “good cause” for the allegation and set forth a deadline for deposition and discovery, the Conservative Brief reported.
In May, Schmitt filed a lawsuit alleging Biden and his administration along with government figures “colluded with and/or coerced” Meta, Twitter, and YouTube to “suppress disfavored speakers and viewpoints on social media platforms.”
Within the next 30 days, President Biden and his administration, along with specific social media companies, are required to answer questions and provide related documents per the lawsuit alleging collusion to suppress freedom of speech via social media companies labeling information as “mis-” and “disinformation. The allegation claims the federal government abused it’s authority along with the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Homeland Security violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA).
Judge Orders Biden Admin to Hand Over Communications With Tech Companies https://t.co/AREz4Y76Qu
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The APA governs the process by which federal agencies develop and issue regulations including requirements for publishing notices of proposed and final rulemaking in the Federal Register, and provides opportunities for the public to comment on notices of proposed rulemaking. The Act further addresses other agency actions including issuance of policy statements, licenses, and permits along with providing standards for judicial review if a person has been adversely affected or aggrieved by an agency action.
“In May, Missouri and Louisiana filed a landmark lawsuit against top-ranking Biden Administration officials for allegedly colluding with social media giants to suppress freedom of speech on a number of topics including the origins of COVID-19, the efficacy of masks, and election integrity,” the Missouri Attorney General said. “Today, the Court granted our motion for discovery, paving the way for my office to gather important documents to get to the bottom of that alleged collusion. This is a huge development.”