September 30, 2022
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s phone confiscated by the FBI, he says

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a Donald Trump supporter who has confirmed the former president’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen, said he was served a federal subpoena His phone was confiscated on Tuesday.

Lindell claimed in a video posted online Tuesday that he was contacted by FBI agents after ordering food at Hardy’s drive-thru in Mankato, Minnesota. Patrick McSweeney, an attorney for Lindell, confirmed in an email to CBS News that the summons had been served and that Lindell’s cell phone had been confiscated.

“We go ahead and a car comes vertically and parks some way in front of us, and I’ve been around the block, and I said to my friend, I said, ‘Uh, either that’s a bad guy, or it’s the FBI. It is,” Lindell said in the video.

The FBI’s Denver office said in a statement to CBS News Minnesota that the agency issued a search warrant at that location on Tuesday.

Lindell said in the video that in addition to his phone being confiscated, he was questioned by FBI agents. Tina Peters, a Mesa County, Colorado clerk who has been accused by state officials of allowing an unauthorized person to break into the county’s election system to search for evidence validating Trump’s election conspiracy theories.

Colorado Elections Clerk Tina Peters
Tina Peters speaks to supporters at her election watchdog party on June 28, 2022 in Sedalia, Colo.

Thomas Peppert / AP

On September 7, Peters pleaded guilty to three counts of attempt to influence a public servant, criminal impersonation, two counts of conspiracy to commit criminal impersonation, one count of identity theft, first-degree official misconduct, breach of duty, and failure to commit. Arguments of not being filed. Follow the Secretary of State.

CBS News Colorado reported in August 2021 that the FBI was investigating Mesa County Clerk and Recorder’s Office, It is not clear whether Lindell’s summons was in connection with that investigation.

Despite the confiscated phone and food delays, Lindell was praising the FBI agents he encountered.

“I want to say this for the record, they were very nice people. Neither of them had an attitude,” Lindell said in the video.

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