(Washington Examiner) MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed the FBI seized his phone on Tuesday.
The businessman said the encounter happened at a Hardee’s drive-thru on his way home from Iowa in Mankato, Minnesota.
“I open my door, and I say, ‘Who are you?’ And he says, ‘We’re FBI,'” Lindell recalled on his show, The Lindell Report. He said the FBI agents showed him their badges upon request and told him to pull over.
Mike Lindell says the FBI stopped him today at a Hardees in Minnesota:
“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. Well, it turns out they were the FBI.” pic.twitter.com/RHADVBUTxW
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“He goes, ‘We’re taking your cellphone. We have a warrant for your cellphone.’ I go, ‘No.’ 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. “I said, ‘If I don’t give it to you, will you arrest me then?'”
At that point, the agents apparently handed him the search warrant for his phone.
Lindell said he was advised by his lawyer, whom he was allowed to call, to hand over his phone to the FBI. He added that he wasn’t given a chance to back up his phone.
Mike Lindell says the FBI stopped him at a Hardees in Minnesota today and seized his phone pic.twitter.com/72ix9MguHt
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