FBI agents recently seized MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s cell phone and officially served him with a subpoena in connection to the investigation into the alleged breach of voting machines in Colorado — all while Lindell was in a Hardee’s drive-thru, of all places — and wouldn’t you bet, Mike it big, big mad about it.
Ever since his personal cell phone was snatched by investigators, Lindell has been desperately trying to get it back — going so far as to pull the ages-old Republican card and literally sue the FBI over the fast food drive-thru seizure. And it seems that as Mike’s desperation to get his phone back continues to grow, his claims and arguments are getting more and more outlandish and pathetic.
The former drug addict turned pillow salesman filed a new court motion this week, seeking to force the return of his personal cell phone — ultimately arguing that the embarrassing seizure has affected not only his business dealings but his personal health as well, as he claims to rely on the phone for the use of his hearing aides.
“Except for face-to-face communications, I have depended on my cellphone for many years as my exclusive means of communication in my business and personal dealings,” Lindell’s pathetically desperate new court filing read this week. “On my cellphone, I have passwords for specific apps and for my company financial accounts (e.g. to wire funds) that are not stored anywhere else (including the cloud).”
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“Not having my cellphone has already damaged my ability to conduct my business. I typically receive and send hundreds of text messages a day. For that reason, the data collected on my cellphone is exceptionally voluminous and multifarious. My hearing aids are also tied to this cellphone.”
Lindell’s lawsuit was aimed at Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray — claiming that agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, acting at the direction of Garland and Wray, violated his First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment rights through their ongoing investigation into Lindell’s role in helping Donald Trump try to overthrow the 2020 presidential election.
Sadly enough for the ole pillow guy, though, a federal judge has already smacked down Lindell’s desperate pleas to get his phone back — with Judge Eric Tostrud ruling that Lindell did not prove that his rights were violated.
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