FBI Took Mike Lindell’s Phone While at a Fast Food Drive Through

The agents asked him about voting machines.

QUICK FACTS:
  • MyPillow creator and longtime ally of former President Donald Trump had his phone seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) while at a fast food drive-through on Tuesday.
  • “Cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us, and behind us and I said those are either bad guys or the FBI,” Lindell told journalists after the event. “Well, it turns out they were the FBI.”
  • The cars reportedly came up and pinned him in on several sides, showing him their badges and explaining who they were.
  • They asked him questions about the voting machines and said they had “bad news” before showing a warrant for his cell phone and confiscating it.
LINDELL’S TAKE:
  • “The FBI came after me and took my phone,” Lindell said. “They surrounded me at a Hardee’s and took my phone that I run all my business, everything with. What they have done is weaponize the FBI, it’s disgusting. I don’t have a computer, that phone, everything was on everybody.”
  • Lindell reportedly told the officers that he needed the phone to “run five companies” since he uses the device as his personal computer.
  • When Lindell spoke to a lawyer, he was advised to hand over the phone, which he did after seeing a copy of the warrant.
  • Lindell said he was not given a chance to back up his phone and that the actions of the FBI were “disgusting” and “garbage.”
BACKGROUND:
  • Lindell previously claimed that research into the recent election indicated that voting machines changed ballots to a degree that would allow them to take over counties and in some cases, entire countries.
  • The businessman and Trump supporter told conservatives that “[o]ver 54 countries have now been taken by the machines or are getting taken by the machines! And you never get to go back!”
  • “Venezuela, Australia, they’re gone!” he exclaimed. “You don’t get to vote out the machines once they’re there!”