Back in contact! MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is pictured texting at Trump’s Ohio rally after claiming FBI agents had seized his phone at a Hardee’s drive-thru
- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said on his podcast this week that FBI agents seized his phone while he was in a Hardee’s in Minnesota
- He was photographed by DailyMail.com on Saturday at the venue of Donald Trump’s Youngstown, Ohio rally hours before the ex-president takes the state
- Lindell did not respond to DailyMail.com’s shouted requests for comment
- He is currently being sued by Dominion Voting Systems for $1.3 billion
- Trump is in Ohio for midterm candidates JD Vance and Max Miller among others
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Lindell is a full-throated supporter of Trump’s claims that the 2020 presidential race was rigged and has held events dedicated to unraveling alleged evidence of voter fraud by Dominion Voting Systems.
He stated on his podcast this week that federal agents approached him while he was at a Hardee’s in Mankato, Minnesota and took his.
It’s not clear if it’s someone else’s phone or if Lindell has gotten himself a replacement, but he was spotted texting and speaking into his phone in the 2 p.m. hour, just as crowds began to pour into the Covelli Center in Youngstown, Ohio.
Lindell did not respond to DailyMail.com’s shouted requests for comment at the rally.
The conservative entrepreneur is currently being sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion.
He stated on his podcast that agents questioned him about the voting company, his connection to an Ohio-based election denier named Doug Frank, and Tina Peters, an Arizona election official.
In the video-taped segment, Lindell proceeded to hold up a letter from a Colorado-based federal prosecutor that indicated that they were in the midst of an ‘official criminal investigation of a suspected felony.’
MyPillow Mike Lindell seen texting days after he said the FBI seized his phone at a Minnesota Hardee’s
Lindell is a regular fixture at Trump’s campaign rallies and always received a warm welcome from crowds
It comes as Trump readies to rally in Youngstown on Saturday night, and will appear with four Congressional hopefuls – three of whom have also cast doubt on the 2020 election.
Lindell is a regular fixture at Trump’s Make America Great Again events, and always receives a warm welcome from the crowd.
The last presidential race saw Buckeye State voters choose Trump over President Joe Biden by a margin of about 8 percent.
Saturday’s rally is a test of his lingering influence in the critical battleground – joining Trump on stage will be all four of the aforementioned candidates that he’s backed, as well as pro-Trump stalwart Reps. Jim Jordan and Bill Johnson.
The former president’s support helped conservative JD Vance clinch the GOP Senate primary despite a crowded race full of MAGA hopefuls.
Vance, an author and venture capitalist, is facing Democratic House Rep. Tim Ryan in November to fill the seat of retiring Sen. Rob Portman.
As an added jab at the left-wing populist, Saturday’s rally is in Ryan’s current Congressional district.
Vance and Ryan are currently locked in a close race. A Friday poll from Emerson College Polling/The Hill the ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author leading Ryan by four percent.
Trump’s pick for Ohio’s 7th Congressional District is his former White House aide Max Miller, whose wedding the ex-president officiated at his Bedminster golf course in August.
He’s also supporting conservative commentator and former Miss Ohio Madison Gesiotto Gilbert in the 13th Congressional District.
Also at Saturday night’s rally is Air Force veteran J.R. Majewski, who is vying to unseat vulnerable Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur in the 9th district. Majewski was present on the US Capitol grounds when a mob of Trump supporters overwhelmed law enforcement and stormed the building.
Notably absent is Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, whom Trump only recently endorsed despite the Republican leader disputing Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged.
Last year DeWine also defended Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez for his vote to impeach Trump over the Capitol riot. ‘He made that call. That was his decision. I think he’s been a good member of Congress. He should not resign,’ DeWine said.
DeWine told the Youngstown Vindicator on Friday that he was missing the rally to watch his granddaughters participate in an evening cross country race event going on at the same time.
He told the outlet it was a ‘special night’ for the family.
‘They’re running under the lights, which is kind of unusual for cross country,’ DeWine said.