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Mike Lindell, founder of “MyPillow” and fervent supporter of former President Donald Trump, filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to prevent Verizon from turning over his communications records to the January 6 House investigation committee.
The lawsuit takes aim at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, as well as the committee investigating the events of January 6 who are attempting to get their hands on Lindell’s phone records from November 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021. They are attempting to discover what role, if any, Lindell played in the Capitol riots that took place in early 2021.
But Lindell isn’t the only one who is countersuing after being targeted.
Sebastian Gorka also filed a lawsuit on Tuesday in an effort to block a subpoena for his phone records as well. Gorka maintains that the committee is overstepping its authority. He argues that he was not asked to answer any questions or produce additional documentation. Despite having a scheduled appearance for the rally that took place on January 6, Gorka submits that his speech was canceled, and he became a spectator to the events of that day.
“Dr. Gorka was not a member or leader of any organization that sponsored any events on January 6, and was not present at the Capitol on that day,” claims Gorka’s lawyer.
A number of other high-profile Trump supporters have also sued the committee for various reasons related to its investigation activities. Former National National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, attorney John Eastman and Trump advisor Steve Bannon are among them.
Lindell’s attorneys argue he had ‘no involvement whatsoever’ in the riots that took place at the Capitol, and his only interest was making sure the 2020 election results were legitimate. The CEO claims that the committee receiving his digital record would “violate Lindell’s freedom of religion, speech, press, political expression and ability to associate with others to advance their shared beliefs.”
He has previously come under fire for entering the White House while carrying notes that included the words “martial law.”
As BizPac Review reported in January 2021, the embattled pillow-maker was photographed with a handful of notes that appeared to contain some extreme rhetoric including requests for immediate staff changes and the phrase “martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any…”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 16, 2021
However, it was quickly made clear that whatever Lindell had written upon that paper was dismissed by then-President Trump, whom the CEO even admitted seemed “disinterested” in the information he was providing, and sent him to the White House Counsel’s office.
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