MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell – an ally of President Donald Trump – reportedly has been served with a search warrant and had his cellphone seized by the FBI while sitting at the drive-thru of a Hardee’s in Minnesota.
The New York Times received confirmation from the FBI field office in Denver that Lindell was served with a warrant, though they provided little in the way of details and declined to comment.
The report indicates the MyPillow CEO was questioned about his connection to Tina Peters, a county clerk in Mesa, Colorado recently indicted on state charges related to a scheme to download data from voting machines used in the 2020 presidential election.
Peters has pleaded not guilty to the charges. There is no indication Lindell is the target of the investigation, but the prominent businessman said he was questioned about his relationship to her.
According to Mike Lindell, the FBI confiscated his phone this evening. pic.twitter.com/a7iiF2fPT8
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 14, 2022
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Has Cellphone Seized
It’s difficult to ascertain what the FBI could possibly be looking for with a celebrity pillow salesman and how serious his role could have been in election fraud schemes.
And much of the accounting of Tuesday’s events comes from Lindell himself who read portions of a letter from the FBI on his online TV show.
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Lindell has been a very outspoken promoter of unproven claims of widespread election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“I said to my buddy, I said, ‘that’s either a bad guy or it’s FBI,’” he recalled as his vehicle was allegedly surrounded by others driven by agents.
Tucker Carlson: “The FBI has just raided the guy who sells pillows on this channel. Not because his pillows are bad, but because they don’t like who he voted for.” pic.twitter.com/pKc4KFRVV7
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 14, 2022
Lindell says he was at first reluctant to hand over his cellphone because he conducts most of his business off of it and likely couldn’t continue to do so.
“They surrounded me at a Hardee’s and took my phone that I run all my business, everything with,” Lindell claimed. “What they have done is weaponize the FBI, it’s disgusting. I don’t have a computer, that phone, everything was on everybody.”
The MyPillow CEO told the New York Times that the FBI’s supposed attempts to silence him as a Trump supporter would not work.
“They think they’re going to intimidate me,” he said. “That’s disgusting.”
MIKE LINDELL IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE
THE PILLOWS GO ON pic.twitter.com/IEUmIsPQXF
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 14, 2022
Trump Responds to Lindell Raid
Conservatives responded to the news that MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell had his cellphone seized by criticizing the FBI’s tactics.
“The FBI has just raided the guy who sells pillows on this channel not because the pillows were bad,” quipped Fox News host Tucker Carlson, “but because they don’t like who he voted for.”
Carlson called the raid “peak insanity” if what Lindell is reporting turns out to be true.
Former President Donald Trump responded to the alleged events by concurring with the MyPillow CEO that the FBI has been weaponized against political opponents of Joe Biden.
“We are now officially living in a Weaponized Police State, Rigged Elections, and all,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social media feed. “Our Country is a laughing stock all over the World.”
“The majesty of the United States is gone. Can’t let this happen. TAKE BACK AMERICA!” he pleaded with followers.
The only law Mike Lindell could have broken was being close to Donald Trump. Liberals call us the threats to democracy and then cheer when government intelligence agencies seize the phone of a guy who does nothing but sell pillows and talk about melting voting machines
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 14, 2022
The Political Insider reported Monday that despite guidelines directing the DOJ to refrain from investigatory activity within 60 days of an election, two top aides to Trump had their cellphones seized while roughly 40 other associates were issued subpoenas in a flurry of activity in recent days.
“We told you last night that the Biden administration has politicized law enforcement to the point where it feels Soviet — and we were not overstating it,” Carlson said.
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