My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell stated on Tuesday that as he was in a Hardee’s drive-thru, when FBI agents served him with a subpoena for his iPhone in relation to a Colorado election security violation.
Lindell posted a video announcing the subpoena on social media.
“The FBI approached me at a Hardee’s and took my phone, which is how I conduct all of my business,” claimed Lindell. “It’s horrible what they’ve done by turning the FBI into a weapon.”
Holding out a document he alleges contains instructions not to notify anyone, Lindell stated, “They told me not to tell anybody. But I am.”
On his show, “The Lindell Report,” Lindell recalled stopping at a Hardee’s on his way home from Iowa when “cars drew up in front of us, to the side of us, and behind us, and I said, ‘These are either terrible guys or the FBI.’ It ended up that they were the FBI.”
The agent then presented him the subpoena and wanted his phone, according to Lindell.
“Well, I have some awful news,'” he says. “We’re taking your cellphone,” he says. “Your phone is subject to a warrant.” After some delay, Lindell claimed he handed up his phone.
“For the record, they were really kind guys, I just want to express that. They were all without attitude.”
Lindell provided information to CNN agents regarding Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who is currently charged by the state in relation to an alleged conspiracy that allowed unauthorized people to access voting equipment.
The CEO claimed that he initially misunderstood the purpose of the FBI subpoena and even told officers he wanted to “be a part of that show.”
The FBI declined to comment on the exact situation, they were able to “confirm that the FBI was there serving a search warrant issued by a federal judge,” an FBI representative told CNN.