Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of the MyPillow brand, vowed to file suit against Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic after having an “epiphany.”
In an interview with Steve Bannon, Lindell said he wanted both companies to meet with him to discuss his “Absolute Proof” documentary and his theories about voting irregularities in the Nov. 3 election.
“I just decided, I got an epiphany, if Dominion doesn’t agree to meet, I am going to spend all day today finding out how I can sue them and I will go after them,” Lindell told Bannon during the latter’s podcast. “We got to get the truth out. And when I go after people in a lawsuit, it’s not for money, I don’t care about the money, it’s to bring out the truth.
“If you can’t get the truth out of someone, let’s go to court and let the truth be told,” Lindell added.
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The MyPillow founder has regularly made as-yet-unfounded claims that Dominion machines and Smartmatic software were manipulated during balloting to take votes away from former President Donald Trump and give them instead to President Joe Biden.
Those companies have vehemently denied those claims and have themselves filed multibillion-dollar lawsuits against others who have made them including members and former members of Trump’s legal team.
In addition, a top employee at Dominion, Director of Product Strategy for Eric Coomer, filed suit in December against the former president’s campaign, lawyer Sidney Powell, Newsmax TV, and One America News for peddling “false conspiracy theories” regarding vote fraud and vote-switching claims.
For its part, OAN aired Lindell’s documentary but preceded it with a disclaimer indicating that the CEO purchased time on the network and that OAN did not endorse his claims.
“OAN does not adopt or endorse any statements or opinions in this program regarding the following entities or people: US Dominion Inc. (and any related entities); Smartmatic USA Corp.; Brian Kemp; Brad Raffensperger, or Gabriel Sterling,” the disclaimer noted.
MyPillow guy Mike Lindell’s big lie special on OAN begins with an epic disclaimer pic.twitter.com/3nsoAznOUU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 5, 2021
The video was removed by Vimeo and YouTube, but it is still online on the GabTV social media platform, reports noted.
In his interview with Bannon, Lindell reiterated his intention to pursue legal action against Dominion and Smartmatic.
“I will go after them, if there is a way to do it, I will do that for the American people,” the pillow magnate replied. “The truth needs to come out. So if the truth does not come out, here, and they keep suppressing it, what other recourse do I have, then I have to bring them to court, and Smartmatic, bring them all to court.
“Because you got to have discovery then, and I already got what they are not trying to show you,” Lindell said. “So absolutely, Steve.”
Later in the interview, Lindell said that he planned to sue Dominion for defamation.
“Defamation, I guess that would be the number one on the lawsuit I have against Dominion,” Lindell said.
The MyPillow founder also said he has offered to meet with Dominion and Smartmatic officials with media present in order to discuss his accusations and their denials.
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