MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is mad as hell and not taking it anymore, suing the federal government for confiscating his cellular phone.
“We are suing the United States government and the FBI,” Lindell informed Steve Bannon during Friday’s edition of his “War Room” podcast. “This isn’t just to get the phone back, this is my First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendment rights were broken.”
“We aren’t going to put up with this, we aren’t going to be the Gestapo like in Nazi Germany,” Lindell added.
The pillow king declared he had assemble a team of “Some of the best lawyers in the country” to contest the seizure of his mobile phone by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Lindell announced Tuesday the FBI seizure of his phone. FBI agents reportedly blocked his vehicle in a fast-food drive-thru and produced a warrant for his cell phone. They confiscated the device that Lindell explained he needed to “run five companies.” The pillow purveyor added he does not have a computer. He reportedly runs his businesses from his phone as well as uses an app on the phone to adjust his hearing aids.
“Nobody gets to bash peoples’ door down and you get forty seconds to answer your door,” he exclaimed. “Nobody gets to corner and take a phone away of a private citizen, their company’s phone, and their hearing aids and everything else.”
“Everything I had was in that phone, all my businesses.”
The podcast host lamented how tarnished the FBI’s image has become since his youth and conveyed to Lindell he was proud of him for taking action.
“Mike Lindell is on offense,” said Bannon. “He’s not going to sit there, because they’re coming for you. Lindell, tell me one more time, you got Dershowitz, what are you doing specifically about the FBI and these kick-down-the-door raids?”
“We had all the lawyers for over two hours, and they might even still be on the phone,” responded Lindell. “I said ‘I want this done now.’ … All the lawyers were in agreement, we are going to set a precedent.”
Colorado-based Dominion Voting Systems has sued Lindell, accusing him of damaging the company’s reputation through statements he made about its machines during the 2020 general election.
Lindell described Dominion Voting Systems’ machines as “the biggest fraud” and alleged Dominion was involved in stealing “3 million votes or more nationwide.”
A DOJ letter accompanying the subpoena explains, “an official criminal investigation of a felony is being conducted by an agency of the United States and a federal grand jury in the District of Colorado. As a subpoena recipient, you are not under an obligation of secrecy.”
“However,” it continues, “we request that you not disclose the existence of this subpoena for an indefinite period of time. Although the law does not require non-disclosure unless a court order is issued, we believe that the impact of any disclosure could be detrimental to the investigation.”