FBI seizes cell phone of high-profile Trump supporter

As reported on www.theblaze.com, a website operated by Blaze TV:

Pillow entrepreneur Mike Lindell claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation confiscated his cell phone Tuesday, Sept. 12 while he was at a Hardee’s restaurant in Minnesota.

Lindell made the revelation in a video posted to social media. Click here to view. 

“Today the FBI, you’re gonna hear this, you’re probably already hearing it in the news. The FBI came after me, and took my phone. They surrounded me at a Hardee’s, and took my phone that I run all my business, everything with,” said the MyPillow CEO.

“They could have just, what they have done is weaponize the FBI. It’s disgusting. I don’t have a computer, everything I do is on that phone, everything was on there,” he added.

“And they told me not to tell anybody. Here’s an order, don’t tell anybody! OK, I won’t!” he laughed. “Well I am!”

Lindell also elaborated about the incident on his show, “The Lindell Report.” He said he was going through the Hardee’s drive-thru when FBI agents approached him and demanded he hand over his phone.

“I said, ‘My whole company, I run five companies off of that. I don’t have a computer. My hearing aids run off of this. Everything runs off of my phone,'” Lindell said as he recounted the incident. 

Lindell subsequently handed over his phone after consulting his lawyer. Lindell said that the search warrant was likely related to his claims about voting machines manufactured by the Dominion company. He has been one of the foremost proponents of the conspiracy theory that the election was stolen from former President Donald Trump through the use of fraudulent voting machines.

The search warrant was likely part of subpoenas issued by the Department of Justice in connection to the probe into efforts to overturn the official results of the election.

Dominion filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit in February 2021 over Lindell’s accusations. He issued a defiant response over the lawsuit in January.

“I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100 percent evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election,” Lindell said.

As reported by the Washington Examiner newspaper:

An FBI spokesperson told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday that the agency could confirm it was at the location where Lindell said the incident occurred “executing a search warrant authorized by a federal judge.”

Former president Donald Trump has railed against the FBI and the Justice Department on numerous occasions since the raid of his Mar-a-Lago estate by federal authorities.

On his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump has compared federal law enforcement in the U.S. to that of a “Third World Nation” and has called the FBI search of his home for missing presidential documents “illegal” and a “witch hunt.”

Earlier this month at a rally in Pennsylvania, the former president referred to the FBI and DOJ as “political monsters” and called President Joe Biden “an enemy of the state.”

The Department of Justice reportedly issued 40 subpoenas in the past week to Trump aides related to events leading up to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, seizing some phones in the process.

Lindell claims the agents asked him questions about Colorado and Dominion voting machines.