Biden Ordered By Trump-Appointed Judge To Hand Over All Communications

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In May, Louisiana and Missouri’s attorneys general filed a lawsuit alleging that Biden, eight administration members, and the government colluded with and/or coerced Meta, Twitter, and YouTube to censor “disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social media platforms.”

Four counts of the lawsuit allege that social media companies labeled content “disinformation” and “misinformation.” Plaintiffs argue that such suppression violates First Amendment rights to freedom of speech.

In addition, the lawsuit alleges that the federal government exceeded its statutory authority through actions taken by the Departments of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security (DHS).

In addition, the AGs allege that a “Disinformation Governance Board” within DHS pressed social media entities to limit free speech on:

  • The Hunter Biden laptop story prior to the 2020 presidential election;

  • Speech about the lab-leak theory of COVID-19’s origin;

  • Speech about the efficiency of masks and COVID-19 lockdowns; and

  • Speech about election integrity and the security of voting by mail.

“Terry Doughty, a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, ruled there is “good cause” for the discovery process and set a timetable, including specific deadlines for depositions,” The Olean Times Herald reported.

President Joe Biden, members of his administration and select social media companies must turn over documents and answer questions within the next 30 days during a discovery phase of a lawsuit alleging collusion to suppress freedom of speech, a court ruled.

“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,” Missouri AG Eric Schmitt, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s seat (Blunt is retiring), said in a statement. “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.”

A motion for expedited discovery related to preliminary injunctions was filed by the AGs, and the Biden administration opposed it. Biden administration officials argued Louisiana and Missouri can’t bring a parens patria suit against the federal government to protect citizens who can’t protect themselves.

“The administration argued the states can’t meet an “injury in fact” standard, defined as “it suffered ‘an invasion of a legally protected interest’ that is ‘concrete,’ ‘particularized,’ and ‘actual or imminent, not conjectural or hypothetical.’” The administration contended there wasn’t a link between alleged injuries to the states and the government’s alleged actions and argued the states can’t demonstrate how the court will provide justice for an alleged “injury in fact,”” the report added.

Former President Donald Trump nominated Doughty, a Republican, and the Senate confirmed him 98-0. Doughty wrote that the states met the administration’s contentions. Additionally, Doughty blocked the nationwide mandate for COVID-19 vaccines for healthcare workers in 2021 proposed by Biden.

About a week before the midterm election, Biden was fact-checked on Twitter for phony posts, which was a remarkably rare occurrence for the left.

In the past, Presidents were considered an original source that should be trusted for conveying facts to the American people, however perhaps having a group of citizens fact-check them is not such a bad idea- especially when it comes to Biden and the Democrats.

“Evidently, it’s a new era at Twitter because the social media platform fact-checked President Joe Biden’s official presidential account after he told a whopper so big concerning corporations not paying taxes that even they had to call him out over it, “Bizpac reported, adding more details:

“Let me give you the facts. In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes. My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this,” Biden stated, telling an egregious lie.

“The tweet contains context added by users who pointed out that Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act imposed a minimum tax on corporations with average pre-tax earnings greater than $1 billion.

The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law in August 2022 and it imposes a 15 percent minimum corporate tax for companies earning more than $1 billion per year.

Let me give you the facts,” Theresa Monroe Hamilton wrote, adding details:

In 2020, 55 corporations made $40 billion. And they paid zero in federal taxes.

My Inflation Reduction Act puts an end to this.

— President Biden (@POTUS) October 29, 2022

Fourteen of the corporations that the president mentioned in his tweet had earnings that exceeded $1 billion and therefore would be eligible under Biden’s tax law. It should be noted that those large corporations were, in fact, paying taxes before the imposed mandate for taxation was implemented.

That same bill doled out $80 billion to the Internal Revenue Service over 10 years. More than half of those funds are meant to help the agency crack down on tax evasion by hiring 87,000 new agents and staff. Biden did not mention that little fact in his tweet where he railed against big business or the fact that most of those audited will be hard-working Americans.\


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