MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell Being Investigated By DOJ Over ‘Breached’ Voting System

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a robust ally of former President Trump, just lately made headlines after he introduced that the FBI had apparently tracked him down at a Hardee’s restaurant in Minnesota, and seized his cellphone with assistance from a search warrant.

Now we all know that the impetus for the investigation is allegedly a “breach” of 1 Colorado county’s voting system. 

Lindell, who claims that there was widespread fraud through the 2020 election, is taking a look at, particularly, questions of id theft and harm to a protected laptop in reference to the “breach.”

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Lindell Combating Again

Lindell was stopped by FBI brokers final week in a Minnesota drive-thru the place they seized his cellular phone.

Very shortly after, Lindell introduced that he would file go well with in opposition to the FBI and the DOJ over the seizure.

“We’re suing them for violating our First Modification rights, our Fourth Modification rights, our Fifth Modification rights, and our Sixth Modification rights,” Lindell instructed a crowd at a Trump rally in Ohio.

The warrant, included within the go well with filed in Minnesota, revealed the small print about what the DOJ is after.

The warrant reads:

All information and knowledge on the LINDELL CELLPHONE that represent fruits, proof, or instrumentalities of violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1028(a)(7) (id theft), 1030(a)(5)(A) (intentional harm to a protected laptop), and/or 371 (conspiracy to commit id theft and/or to trigger intentional harm to a protected laptop) — (the “SUBJECT OFFENSES”) — these violations involving Tina PetersConan James HayesBelinda KnisleySandra BrownSherronna Bishop, Michael Lindell, and/or Douglas Frank, amongst different co-conspirators recognized and unknown to the federal government (the “SUBJECTS”), since November 1, 2020[.]

Peters is a Mesa County Colorado election clerk who’s accused of attempting to breach the Colorado county voting system.

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Questioned By Regulation Enforcement

A latest report from the New York Occasions said that Lindell had been questioned by regulation enforcement about any connection he might have needed to Peters, who has been indicted on state fees in relation to the voting machines. She has pleaded not responsible.

Mike Lindell appeared with one other Trump ally and FBI and DOJ goal Steve Bannon on his “WarRoom” podcast final week the place he said that he meant to sue the federal authorities over the cellphone seizure. He mentioned he believed there have been a number of alleged violations of the Structure by the FBI.

Throughout his “WarRoom” podcast look, Lindell instructed Bannon that, he had misplaced “important enterprise,” however it was about far more than that. He mentioned that he desires to set a “precedent” by combating again in opposition to the FBI. He added, “We’re gonna go locations the place no man has gone earlier than. This can set a precedent. This has to cease.”

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One among Many

Earlier this month, The Political Insider’s Rusty Weiss reported that as many as 40 subpoenas had gone out in relation to the investigation into the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol.

Included within the subpoena sweep was former senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller. A number of others have had their cellphones seized, together with Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA), whose cellphone was taken by FBI brokers the day after the raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property. Additionally, in-house counsel Boris Epshteyn and former marketing campaign strategist Mike Roman had telephones seized.

The timing of the FBI and DOJ exercise in opposition to former Trump associates simply weeks away from the November midterm elections is particularly curious.

Trump responded to the seizure of Lindell’s cellphone, saying on his Fact Social media website, “We are actually formally dwelling in a Weaponized Police State, Rigged Elections, and all. Our Nation is a laughing inventory all around the World.”

To date it doesn’t seem that Lindell has been charged with any crimes.

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