DOJ Official Asks Google for ‘Personal’ Relationship as SCOTUS Weighs Biden Censorship Case

October 31st, 2023 4:14 PM

As the Supreme Court contemplates a crucial free speech case concerning Big Government-Big Tech collusion, a high-ranking Department of Justice official traveled to a Google conference to offer “partnership” between the administration and Big Tech.  

Biden Justice Department official Brett Freedman, the Chief of Staff and Senior Counsel at the National Security Division, made the partnership proposal at a posh October 26 “reception” hosted by Google in Washington D.C. Standing in front of a banner emblazoned with the slogan “Safer with Google,” Freedman declared: “We can’t be successful — whether it’s Google, whether it’s DOJ [the Department of Justice], whether it’s Aspen — without personal relationships. Without interpersonal relationships. Without public-private partnerships.”

In Missouri v. Biden, President Joe Biden’s administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to nullify a lower court ruling preventing federal officials from partnering with Big Tech corporations to censor lawful political speech. The suit — brought by the attorneys general for Louisiana and Missouri — alleged Biden regime officials directed Silicon Valley tech giants firms, including Google, to silence Americans critical of their policies on issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic.



Freedman suggested a “partnership” not just between the DOJ and Google, but also between the DOJ and “Aspen.” This was seemingly a reference to the Aspen Institute, an anti-free speech activist group funded by leftist billionaires Bill Gates and George Soros. The Aspen Institute was sued by America First Legal for allegedly coordinating with the federal government to pressure Big Tech platforms into silencing critics of Biden ahead of the 2022 midterm election.    

Freedman also boasted about the DOJ’s new “national security cyber section, where they [DOJ lawyers] focus on policy as well as international exchange of data.” He insisted that Google and the DOJ “cannot afford to lose sight of the ability to facilitate engagement, work together, take advantage of these types of events and be a team.”

In the pending Missouri v. Biden case, the Biden administration claimed that the lower court order would prevent “communications with social-media companies” necessary for “the protection of national security,” even though Missouri and Louisiana asked only that the federal government stop colluding to censor lawful domestic speech.

Freedman appeared to parrot this Biden regime talking point, sniveling that “we [the DOJ] will not be able to confront the sheer number of threats that confront us — because technology is just advancing so quickly — without the ability for us to simply … pick up the phone and have a personal relationship to talk with someone at another agency or another company.”  

Google (including its subsidiary, YouTube) is notoriously hostile to free expression, with MRC Free Speech America documenting 584 cases of censorship using MRC’s exclusive database.

In 2022, the MRC caught Google burying 83 percent of the top GOP Senate candidates’ campaign websites in “an effort by Google to help Democrats and interfere in the democratic process.” Last month, the MRC exposed the tech giant for continuing to conceal the campaign websites of presidential candidates challenging Biden, while its artificial intelligence Bard would not show anyone running in the 2024 Democrat primary other than Biden.

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