MyPillow chief Mike Lindell, a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump, sued the FBI for confiscating Hardee in his drive-by last week , accusing the agency of violating his rights as he continues to peddled an unsupported conspiracy about the 2020 election.
Lindell, who was not charged with a crime or arrested, also said the government must have been following him in order for the FBI to be able to execute a search warrant at Hardee’s because he was not publicly his visit plan.
The lawsuit seeks the return of Lindell’s cell phone and any data obtained from it, which the government should prohibit from being published or used in any investigation.
Lindell and Trump Like many of his closest allies, who often finds himself on fire, he continues to claim the 2020 election was stolen. He was indicted on multiple and unproven accusations of voter fraud, notably Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic defamation, and said he had been dropped by major retailers in retaliation for his allegations. He is an outspoken opponent of computerized voting systems — which he reiterates and insists on First Amendment protections in this lawsuit — which he believes has contributed to massive fraud in the 2020 election. While he claimed solid evidence that the election was stolen from Trump, widespread voter fraud and malfunctioning voting machines, Lindell’s evidence did not stand up to even basic scrutiny.
It’s unclear if Lindell himself is under investigation after he previously claimed that agents were questioning him about his relationship with Peters. An image allegedly copied by Peters from a voting machine was uploaded to Frank Speech, a website he runs, and Lindell has previously said he directly funded her legal defense, but later retracted the statement and said he was mistaken, According to The New York Times . Peters’ case, in which he pleaded not guilty to charges of downloading data from voting machines, is one of several in which he allegedly accessed voting machines to retrieve data that would apparently support conspiracy theories of election theft.
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