Mike Lindell was panicking on Steve Bannon’s podcast after his bank gave him just 30 days ‘to liquidate his accounts.” They are afraid that being associated with ‘the big lie’ will end up causing it “reputational damage.”
Not only that, the Heartland Financial and Minnesota Bank and Trust was worried the FBI could subpoena his records. But Lindell told Bannon that he was going to fight back, indicating that his bank would have to “evict him.” He told the bank officer, according to The Business Insider:
‘”I’m not going to be a part of this,” I declared. I’m not going anywhere. As a result, you’ll have to kick me out of your bank.”‘
The bedding magnate believed he was in trouble with his bank, because he would not testify before the House January 6 Select Committee. The committee has been investigating events around Donald Trump’s failed coup, when his people broke into the nation’s Capitol Building in early 2021. Lindell asked the rhetorical questions:
‘Where does it end everybody? Where does it end?’
Bannon has long been a Trump supporter, working in the “War Room” as the January 6 attack was underway. Then the Trump adviser listed bank officials’ contact information, including their “phone numbers:”
‘[He] put the phone numbers and contact information of top officials at the institutions onscreen—urging supporters to call and complain.’
The Select Committee subpoenaed Lindell’s phone records, CNBC reported. The businessman texted:
‘I wasn’t there on January 6th, and yes, they did subpoena my phone records. However, we filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the January 6th committee and Verizon to completely invalidate this corrupt subpoena.’
Lindell still is going around the country and speaking on behalf of Trump during his rallies. The ex-president could not accept that he was a loser on a worldwide stage, so he challenged election results, bringing over 60 lawsuits in both federal and state courts. All but one of those were dismissed. The lone surviving lawsuit went on only after a technicality let it continue.
Trump’s Attorney General William Barr ordered the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate “widespread election fraud” in the 2020 presidential election. But nothing turned up, and he asserted there was “no evidence” of election tampering that would give Trump the presidency.
- ‘[The election was the] “safest in American history,” per Homeland Security’s former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency head, a Trump appointee.
- ‘Countless audits and recounts conducted across the country—including in places where the election was monitored by pro-Trump conservatives—have consistently confirmed Biden’s victory.’
The Salon reporter asked whether Lindell sold his plane to help with his debt, the man called the reporter “flying pond scum” and “slime.” Then he hung up.
Lindell has also been sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 billion in damages. The lawsuit claimed he damaged the company’s reputation. The pillow guy attempted to dismiss the suit but failed.
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