Founder and CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, has somehow sat in the Oval Office, met with the president of the United States, and suggested using martial law to reinstall himself in power after losing the 2020 election. It’s an astonishing idea, and an event that could have only happened under Donald Trump.
⚡️ “Dominion Says It Will SueMike Lindell Over Election Fraud Claims”https://t.co/RofuOIknZx
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 16, 2021
Lindell, like conspiracy theory nutjobs Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, has made wild claims about Dominion vote tabulating machines and how they were rigged to change votes for Trump into votes for Joe Biden. These claims have permeated the frenzy among conspiracy theory-minded Trump supporters and harmed the reputation of a company, who are now planning on suing him for slander.
According to The Daily Beast:
‘MAGA diehard and pillow magnate Mike Lindell is the next target of a Dominion Voting Systems lawsuit over his wild claims about nonexistent election-fraud conspiracy, with the lead attorney representing Dominion telling The Daily Beast he expects to file the suit “imminently.”’
INBOX: Rudy Giuliani has been served court papers in Dominion's $1.3 B defamation suit against him. His answer is due March 3 pic.twitter.com/9KPtkIePUF
— John Kruzel (@johnkruzel) February 11, 2021
Lindell is not the only one facing lawsuits brought by Dominion. Sidney Powell, the “lawyer” who claimed that somehow Hugo Chavez, the former president of Venezuela who died nearly eight years ago, was somehow involved in the voting machines’ rigging, has been sued by Dominion. Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and now personal attorney to Trump, is also being sued, as is Fox News, for more than a billion dollars each. Lindell, however, has not backed down from his claims.
‘“He has doubled down and tripled down. He has made himself a higher public profile with his documentary,” Tom Clare, an attorney representing Dominion, told The Daily Beast on Tuesday afternoon. Clare confirmed in a brief phone call that Dominion would be filing suit against Lindell “imminently.”
‘The suit would make Lindell the third pro-Trump figure sued by Dominion after the company filed $1.3 billion suits against attorneys Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani.’
Dominion Voting systems says it had to pursue former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell “across state lines," forcing the company to hire private investigators. https://t.co/4uz1ftOOAG
— POLITICO (@politico) February 10, 2021
The difficulty in proving a case against Lindell is that Dominion will have to show that Lindell knew that what he was saying was false. Lindell knows this, and is using it to his advantage. He made that clear in his response to the news of an “imminent” lawsuit against him.
‘That would so make my day because then they would have to go into discovery, and that would make my job a lot easier. It’ll be faster for me to get to the evidence, and to show the people in the public record the evidence we have about these machines… I will not stop until every single person on the planet knows, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, what these machines did to us. These machines need to be removed, and [these people] brought to justice for what they did to our country in these attacks,” he continued. “If they sue me, I would be so happy.’
Parkland survivor David Hogg launches his own company in a "pillow fight" against Mike Lindell https://t.co/QuvPkgcrEC
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 10, 2021
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