Mike Lindell Served With Subpoena By Jan 6 Committee

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MyPillow founder and CEO Mike Lindell — a close ally of ex-President Trump who has been prominently involved in efforts to convince observers that the 2020 presidential election was somehow rigged for Joe Biden (it wasn’t) — has now seen his phone records subpoenaed by the House committee investigating the Capitol riot. News of the subpoena came from Lindell, who told CNBC as follows via text: “I wasn’t there on January 6th and yes they did subpoena my phone records but we filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the January 6th committee and Verizon to completely invalidate this corrupt subpoena.” Apparently, the committee is after Lindell’s phone records from November 2020 through early January of last year.

Lindell isn’t the only Trump ally to fight a subpoena from the riot panel in court, although another associate — current Trump spokesperson Taylor Budowich — recently appeared to lose an effort to keep his bank records from investigators. As CNN reporter Katelyn Polantz explained on-air, the court’s denial of Budowich’s request for action “wasn’t substantive, and we don’t have a lot of information about it… but it denied his request for emergency intervention. The judge said it was because his request was moot at this time.” He appeared to miss a deadline that would have been required for action: CNN has reported that JP Morgan Chase, Budowich’s bank, gave him “a deadline of 5 p.m. ET on Christmas Eve to show he legally blocked the subpoena, according to a letter the bank sent to him that he included in the lawsuit” targeting the subpoena — but his original court action didn’t even emerge until after that deadline.

Lindell financially supported a pro-Trump bus tour after the 2020 election, which was facilitated by the same organization — Women for America First — that ended up putting on the January 6 rally in D.C. where Trump spoke shortly before the violence at the Capitol broke out. And it was no small level of support, either: Lindell paid $100,000 for an ad on the side of the group’s bus. Lindell also participated in a rally in D.C. the day before the attack on the Capitol, where he ranted about the push for then-Vice President Mike Pence to block the certification of the presidential election outcome (meaning Biden’s victory) — something Pence did not actually have the legally recognized power to do.