Mike Lindell had his phone seized by FBI agents looking for evidence of tampering with Dominion voting machines. In a video posted to Facebook, Lindell explained how the search warrant was served outside a Hardee restaurant. The warrant includes the authorization to seize records related to the damage, theft or misappropriation of Dominion machines. Something is loading.
During a Facebook show on Tuesday night, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed the FBI was “armed” against him when they executed a legal search warrant to seize his phone.
According to a copy of a subpoena uploaded by Lindell, his cell phone was taken by federal agents on Tuesday as part of a warrant seeking documents related to “authorization or lack of authorization of ‘damage or alter any Dominion computerized voting system’. The investigation also focused on “any attempt to misappropriate, theft, convert, transfer or exfiltrate any hardware, software or other proprietary data” related to voting machines.
“They want to know more about Dominion and Mesa County in Colorado,” Lindell told Insider, referring to the ongoing investigation into Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, a pro-Trump election official from the Colorado accused of facilitating an election data leak.
Lindell has been strongly linked to Peters, as the latter was accused in April of accepting a private jet ride from the pillow CEO. Lindell also told Insider that he helps pay for Peters’ legal costs, with some funds from his “personal money” being redirected through a fundraising platform called the Lindell Legal Offense Fund.
Four federal agents, he said, “cornered” him outside a Hardee’s restaurant and indicated they had no intention of arresting the businessman.
“‘We just want your phone,'” Lindell recalled, telling the officers.
Lindell also told on a Tuesday show how he protested his phone being seized by officers.
“I say no. My whole business — I run five businesses from this, I don’t have a computer,’” Lindell said. “My hearing aids are leaking from this! Everything is leaking from my phone!”
The Colorado District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
“If they had arrested me, you could have come to visit me in prison! We could have made a fuss!” Lindell told Insider reporter Cheryl Teh.
Lindell continues to be heavily involved in promoting former President Donald Trump’s false voter fraud allegations. In June, he told Insider he tried to secure a place to testify publicly before the House panel investigating the Capitol riot, but said the panel wouldn’t talk to him.
Lindell is also funding a national effort to end the use of electronic voting machines. He is also involved in a $1.3 billion lawsuit filed against him by voting technology company Dominion and a lawsuit filed by voting systems company Smartmatic.