They took the phone he uses to operate his business and control his hearing aids.
Mike Lindell has been an outspoken supporter of President Trump and even used his own money toward getting to the bottom of what happened in the 2020 election.
Following the raid, Lindell joined Steve Bannon on the War Room:
I’ve been on the phone…with some of the best lawyers in the country — Alan Dershowitz, Andrew Parker, Kurt Olsen amongst others…What can we do with what happened with this seizure of my phone? this FBI corruption… We are suing the United States Government and the FBI… my First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights were broken…we’re not going to put up with this. We’re not going to be the Gestapo like in Nazi Germany…
We got all the lawyers on the phone; they looked up all these statutes. We’re going places where no man has gone before. This will set a precedent. This has to stop.
Now, Mike Lindell has followed through on his promise.
He is suing the DOJ and the FBI, not just to get his phone back, but for violating his Constitutional rights. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray are listed as defendants.
From Business Insider:
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is suing the FBI and Department of Justice for seizing his mobile phone outside a Hardee’s in Mankato, Minnesota, and accusing the authorities of violating his constitutional rights.
Lindell sent Insider a copy of the lawsuit in which Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray were listed as defendants.
Represented by a legal team including conservative lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Lindell’s suit claims the FBI violated his “First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment” rights. He is also demanding that his cell phone be returned and that any information obtained from his phone by the FBI or DOJ not be released.
The lawsuit gives a detailed account of Lindell’s side of the incident, in which he describes driving home at 4 a.m. on September 13 with a friend after going duck hunting in Minnesota. Per the suit, Lindell’s group was at a Hardee’s in Mankato sometime in the late morning when they found themselves boxed in by FBI officers.