My Pillow CEO Lindell says FBI surrounded car, seized phone during his return from hunting trip

The warrant for the phone is reportedly in connection to election equipment in Colorado used in the 2020 presidential election.

Updated: September 15, 2022 - 4:42pm

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Trump supporter and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell says the FBI seized his phone Tuesday afternoon while he was at a Hardee's restaurant drive-thru in Minnesota while returning from a hunting trip.

Lindell made the claim later that night on a livestream, saying the vehicle in which he was traveling with a hunting buddy was surrounded by several cars, then an FBI agent exited one of them and said he had a warrant for the phone and wanted it.  

Lindell said he conferred with his lawyer who told him to surrender the phone, off of which Lindell says his hearing aids run and on which he runs his businesses.

"I run five companies off that," he said, according to the Daily Wire. "I don’t have a computer. My hearing aids run off this. Everything runs off my phone."

The New York Times reports the search warrant that Lindell was served appeared to be in connection to Colorado county clerk Tina Peters being under indictment on charges related to a scheme to download data from election equipment after the 2020 presidential election.

FBI agents gave Lindell a letter asking him not to disclose the existence of the investigation but he decided to reveal it during his show’s livestream, the Daily Wire also reports.