Jen Psaki Ordered to Testify for Suppressing Free Speech

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Former press secretary of the White House, Jen Psaki, lost a legal battle. A federal judge ordered her to testify about the controversial role of the Biden administration suppressing free speech on social media.

Jen Psaki Lands in New Legal Trouble 

On Monday, Judge Terry Doughty of the Western District of Louisiana announced a verdict. Psaki complained she would be burdened if she was forced to testify in front of the court.

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Still, Doughty stated the need to determine the suppression of free speech is more important than reducing the burden on a former government official.

Now, Psaki will need to testify about the controversial behavior of the Biden administration in silencing conservative voices on social media.

Eric Schmitt and Jeff Landry, the conservative attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana, respectively filed a lawsuit, according to which high-level officials of the Biden administration were involved in suppressing free speech in the name of controlling misinformation drives.

The lawsuit stated the Biden administration was involved in curbing free speech regarding COVID-19, electoral fraud, and some other issues.

In October, Judge Doughty first ruled that Jen Psaki and Dr. Anthony Fauci would need to testify in the case against the Biden administration.

After October’s ruling, Schmitt stated that Republican attorneys decided to sue the Biden administration for their controversial relationship with social media companies.

Back then, Schmitt also added the court ruling would force government officials to come forward and explain their controversial censorship policies in collaboration with social media giants.

Jonathan Turley, a law professor at the University of George Washington, also claimed the federal government suppressed free speech by urging social media companies to ban specific accounts.

Biden’s Ambitions to Suppress Free Speech in Danger

Psaki claimed she had no relevant information regarding the efforts of the Biden administration to suppress free speech. She also said the court verdict would only increase the burden on her.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) backed Psaki’s attempt to avoid testimony. After listening to Psaki’s counterarguments, US Magistrate Ivan Davis argued he was not impressed by her comments. 

Davis claimed if Psaki really had no information to share, the case would not be much of a burden on her, since she would not be summoned by the court again and again.

Though instead of dismissing Psaki’s case, he returned the case back to Louisiana, where it was initially filed. So, now a Louisiana judge has ordered Psaki to testify.

Earlier this year, the Biden administration was forced to show emails exchanged with social media companies. The emails suggested the White House was involved in suppressing opposing voices on coronavirus.

The attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana stated Psaki has information about the people who were directly involved in communicating with social media companies.

However, Psaki’s lawyers insisted the email data of the White House already shows the names of people who communicated with social media outlets.

This article appeared in Right Wing Insider and has been published here with permission.