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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:38 PM

Mike Lindell sues U.S., Att'y General and FBI head over cell phone seizure

Source: CBSMinnesota

- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has filed a lawsuit after FBI agents seized his cell phone while he was sitting at the drive-thru window of a Hardee's in Mankato.

The suit, filed Tuesday names FBI director Christopher Wray as defendant, alongside U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and the United States of America.

The suit alleges that the federal agents "had no authority to detain and question Mr. Lindell against his will," and that Lindell's First Amendment rights were violated because of "his efforts to inform the public about alleged fraud and alleged irregularities he believes occurred in order to bring an end to the dependence on computerized voting and tabulating machines in elections."

It also claims that authorities were tracking Lindell using location services in violation of Lindell's Fourth Amendment rights in the stop and seizure, as well as his Fifth Amendment rights to due process, as well as the Sixth Amendment......

Dominion and Smartmatic, two companies that produce electronic voting machines, are suing Lindell for defamation; his own countersuits against them have been dismissed, as have dozens of other claims of alleged election fraud across the country.

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/minnesota/news/mike-lindell-sues-u-s-ag-and-fbi-head-over-cell-phone-seizure/

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Reply Mike Lindell sues U.S., Att'y General and FBI head over cell phone seizure (Original post)
LetMyPeopleVote Sep 22 OP
SWBTATTReg Sep 22 #1
PSPS Sep 22 #10
Marthe48 Sep 22 #2
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mpcamb Sep 22 #8
COL Mustard Sep 22 #11
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LetMyPeopleVote Sep 23 #12

Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:43 PM

1. Ha ha heh!! He's going to lose (and did).

The court cited the 11th Circuit’s reversal in the Trump case. Trump’s ridiculous motion helped Lindell lose his.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:02 PM

10. These are done solely to grift more money "donations" into Lindell's pockets.

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:46 PM

2. is he donnie jr?

Where are they getting all of the lawyers willing to take on these frivolous lawsuits?

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:46 PM

3. Alan Dershowitz is seeking special master for My Pillow guy

This will be fun to watch


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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 07:38 PM

8. Is there a way to put both Alan Dershowitz and Mike Lindell behind bars?

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 08:50 PM

11. I can't tell anymore what's real and

What's The Onion. Did Dershowitz seriously demand a Special Master????

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 05:55 PM

4. ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! oh staaaaahp!

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Thu Sep 22, 2022, 06:01 PM

5. Trump-Appointed Judge Rejects Mike Lindell TRO Request

This makes me smile


https://lawandcrime.com/awkward/federal-judge-citing-11th-circuit-ruling-against-trump-immediately-rejects-alan-dershowitzs-request-for-tro-in-mike-lindell-case/

Federal Judge, Citing 11th Circuit Ruling Against Trump, Immediately Rejects Alan Dershowitz’s Request for TRO in Mike Lindell Case

A federal judge in Minnesota appointed by Donald Trump on Thursday rejected a motion for a temporary restraining order which was filed just yesterday by local counsel and self-described constitutional consultant Alan Dershowitz on behalf of MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.

U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud noticeably cited a Wednesday ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that significantly tailored another Trump-appointed district judge’s special master order in the ongoing Mar-a-Lago clash between the former president and the DOJ.

Like the Trump case, the judge noted, plaintiff Lindell is seeking return of property as DOJ conducts an active criminal investigation (Lindell has not been accused of a crime and is considered a “subject”):

“[W]hen the owner of seized property seeks injunctive relief for the return of property while the case remains in the investigative stage (i.e. before criminal charges are brought), the district court must also balance the government’s interest in retaining the property against the owner’s right to get it back.” Id. at 1240; see also Trump v. United States, No. 22-13005, 2022 WL 4366684, at **7–9 (11th Cir. Sept. 21, 2022) (applying like factors in adjudicating motion for partial stay of district court order).

The judge did not stop here, adding the following blockquote to illustrate his point:

“It is a familiar rule that courts of equity do not ordinarily restrain criminal prosecutions.” Douglas v. City of Jeannette, 319 U.S. 157, 163 (1943); see also Deaver v. Seymour, 822 F.2d 66, 71 (D.C. Cir. 1987) (Silberman, J.) (rejecting civil suit to enjoin government from indicting plaintiff and explaining that “[p]rospective defendants cannot, by bringing ancillary equitable proceedings, circumvent federal criminal procedure.”); United States v. McIntosh, 833 F.3d 1163, 1172 (9th Cir. 2016) (“In almost all federal criminal prosecutions, injunctive relief … will not be appropriate. Federal courts traditionally have refused, except in rare instances, to enjoin federal criminal prosecutions.”).

Lindell filed suit against Attorney General Merrick Garland and the U.S. as recently as Tuesday, Sept. 20, in a bid to get his cell phone back following a search at a Hardee’s.

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 06:44 PM

6. Boo hoo hoo. Cry into your pillow!

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 06:59 PM

7. New song I'm penning

The farce that is Lindell
The farce that is Lindell
Hi Ho the Dairy-O
The farce that is Lindell

(Censored version omitting triggering line "Hi Ho that cracked out ho" )

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Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

Thu Sep 22, 2022, 07:47 PM

9. TFG a[pointed Judge handed Lindell his ass

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Fri Sep 23, 2022, 11:17 AM

12. A judge has already *denied* Mike Lindell's motion for a temporary restraining order to reclaim hi

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