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Politics: Mike Lindell Sues 1/6 Panel Over Subpoena, Argues 'Scriptural Basis' For 2020 Fraud Claims

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  Trump Movement Poses 'Existential Threat' to America: New York Times Editorial Board "No self-governing society can survive such a threat by denying that it exists," the paper's editorial board wrote in a New Year's Day op-ed."In short, the Republic faces an existential threat from a movement that is openly contemptuous of democracy and has shown that it is willing to use violence to achieve its ends. No self-governing society can survive such a threat by denying that it exists," wrote the board of the prominent newspaper.

Lindell filed suit Wednesday against the panel investigating the insurrection, Pelosi and Verizon to stop the telecoms giant from turning over the records. On Tuesday, commentator Sebastian Gorka filed suit to block their subpoena for his own phone records, saying it overstepped their authority. Trump allies Michael Flynn, Mark Meadows, John Eastman, Steve Bannon and other witnesses targeted by the committee have also sued . Attorneys for Lindell say that his actions related to the 2020 election are 'motivated, in part, by his strongly held religious beliefs'.

Dominion Voting Systems sued Mike Lindell , the chief executive of MyPillow, on Monday, alleging that he defamed Dominion with baseless claims of election fraud involving its voting machines; it is seeking more than $ 1 .3 billion in damages. On the other hand, it makes sense when you think about the kind of persona Trump has built up: He paints all his stuff gold and has his name on buildings, so he must be rich. He wins arguments by shouting over people, he's constantly talking shit about everyone and no one retaliates, so he must be tough.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has argued that his false claims of massive fraud in the 2020 election have a "scriptural basis" while suing the House Select Committee on January 6 over a subpoena of his phone records.

Mike Lindell argues that false claims about the 2020 presidential election being © Justin Sullivan/Getty Mike Lindell argues that false claims about the 2020 presidential election being "stolen" from former President Donald Trump have a "scriptural basis," accordion to a lawsuit Lindell filed against the House Select Committee on the January 6th Attack. Lindell is pictured raising his arms in the air while Trump speaks at a rally in Fargo, North Dakota on June 27, 2018.

The conservative pillow magnate revealed the existence of what he called a "corrupt" subpoena from the committee in a text message to CNBC on Wednesday, while insisting that his legal team had taken action to "completely invalidate" the subpoena.

3 Republican Washington state representatives used taxpayer money to attend MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's phony 2020 election cyber symposium

  3 Republican Washington state representatives used taxpayer money to attend MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's phony 2020 election cyber symposium In total, Washington state footed a $4,361 bill for the state representatives' hotels and flights to the conference. On August 12, Washington state Rep. Sutherland posted a photo from the symposium, calling Lindell a "patriot." Video: Is the Capitol any safer a year after Jan. 6th? | Accountable (The Washington Post) Your browser does not support this video The three state representatives were also part of a group of 186 state lawmakers that signed on to a letter after the 2020 election, endorsing "forensic audits" of the election results in all 50 states.

Smartmatic sued Fox News, Giuliani and Powell. Lindell had already countersued Dominion for $ 1 . 6 billion, alleging that the firm suppressed his speech and attacked his company. The latest case, in which Lindell is seeking more than billion, claims that new evidence of fraud and voting-machine vulnerabilities has been discovered since the earlier countersuit was filed. Dominion has sued more than 150 individuals or organizations and has intimidated fraud witnesses, Lindell charged. Both Dominion and Smartmatic have denied that the results from their machines were fraudulent in any way.

Mike Lindell , the CEO of MyPillow, is facing a defamation lawsuit for exploiting claims that the 2020 election results had been manipulated and rigged. Dominion Voting Systems is seeking more than $ 1 .3 billion in damages for the “enormous harm” it says Lindell , a prominent ally of former “He has directly accused Dominion of fraud , election rigging and conspiracy, which are serious crimes.” Arguing Lindell was conscious of the fact that his company “could derive financial benefits from making those false statements,” the complaint states that Dominion employees have since been stalked, harassed

"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," Lindell told the outlet.

In a legal complaint filed on the same day against the committee, its individual members and Verizon, lawyers for Lindell—a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump's false claims of massive voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election—argue that he is the victim of religious discrimination.

The suit contends that Lindell's promotion of the false fraud claims were "are motivated, in part, by his strongly held religious beliefs," noting that Lindell has said there is an unspecified "scriptural basis for" the claims.

Washington State Reps Spent Over $4K to Attend Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Conference

  Washington State Reps Spent Over $4K to Attend Mike Lindell's Election Fraud Conference The money provided to Robert Sutherland, Vicki Kraft, and Brad Klippert all came from taxpayers, according to The Seattle Times.According to The Seattle Times, the state spent a total of $4,361 for the hotel rooms and flights for three representatives to attend the Cyber Symposium in August 2021. Robert Sutherland, Vicki Kraft, and Brad Klippert requested and received these reimbursements from the state legislature. All three representatives have a history of promoting the unfounded idea that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.

MyPillow founder Mike Lindell aired his promised documentary alleging voter fraud against Donald Trump on Friday to a wave of mockery, with even One America News Network airing a telling major disclaimer before the show. Lindell said in an interview with The Revival Network this week that he put his film together over the course of the last two weeks and wants it to be shared by any network willing to air it. Though he promised a three-hour movie, a version available online is just under two hours.

Find Links to Stories from All Over the United States about Voter Fraud in the 2020 Election. Except that the Subpoena REQUIRED them to turn over ALL Election Records! They DID NOT! BREAKING: Lindell Sues Dominion For B in Minnesota, Details Evidence Of 19 Cyber Attacks

"Mr. Lindell's activities are widely known," the suit states. "His speeches and publications regularly articulate his religious belief and the scriptural basis for it. He regularly associates with others holding similar religious beliefs to organize 2020 election integrity activities."

Those "whose identity and association" with Lindell are not "publicly known" may "wish to have such contacts remain confidential," according to the suit. As a result, exposing the identities of like-minded religious confidantes who support his "efforts to raise awareness of alleged irregularities" would be a violation of Lindell's religious freedom.

"Compelling disclosure of Mr. Lindell's religious and political activities and associations is a violation of his First Amendment Freedom of Association rights, Free Exercise of Religion rights, as well as Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Press, and Freedom of Assembly rights," the document states.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell sues Jan. 6 panel over subpoena for phone records

  MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell sues Jan. 6 panel over subpoena for phone records MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell sued the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol on Wednesday in an effort to block the panel's bid to obtain his phone records through a subpoena.The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Minnesota, is the latest legal action filed by allies of former President Trump against the Democrat-led panel as it seeks to collect records of communications related to the insurrection and events leading up to it. Lindell's suit says the House select committee issued Verizon a subpoena for all of his records of communication on a designated cellphone number between Nov. 1, 2020, and Jan. 31, 2021.

Mike Lindell has again launched into a long, conspiracy-theory-fueled rant on voter fraud , this time on Steve Bannon's ''War Room: Pandemic" podcast. The MyPillow CEO, who is an ally of former President Donald Trump, also promoted the baseless claim that Trump would be back in the White House by August. He added that he had collected evidence that would go before the Supreme Court - an unlikely scenario given that state and federal courts have thrown out dozens of election lawsuits filed by Trump and his supporters about the 2020 US election.

"Enforcement of the Subpoena would violate the rights of Mr. Lindell and of his sources to freedom of religion, speech, press, political expression, and to associate with others to advance their shared beliefs," it continues. "These rights are guaranteed by the First Amendment."

The suit also claims the Lindell "enjoys First Amendment protections as a journalist and publisher." Other claims include an assertion that the subpoena violates the Constitution's Fourth Amendment provision against unreasonable searches and seizures and that the committee itself was illegally organized because it did not include an equal number of Republicans and Democrats.

Verizon recently informed Lindell of the subpoena, which is said to call for his phone records from November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021, according to the suit. Lindell's lawyers are seeking "an order quashing the Subpoena as unlawful and invalid and prohibiting its enforcement" and declarations that the subpoena was unconstitutional.

Newsweek reached out to the January 6 committee, the office of committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), Verizon and MyPillow for comment.

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