MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, on Friday, April 9 revealed that he hired private investigators to look into Fox News after the network failed to welcome him on screen to discuss allegations of massive fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
During a Friday interview on Steve Bannon’s War Room, Pandemic podcast, Lindell said Fox News was one of the organizations being investigated for supposed participation in an election plot against former President Donald Trump.
Mike Lindell reveals that he hired private investigators to find out why Fox News has refused to allow him to appear on the network and peddle his election fraud claims. pic.twitter.com/slZKjIF5c0
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 9, 2021
He suggested that the outlet’s refusal to let him speak about election fraud claims against voting software and hardware businesses Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems is suspicious. Lindell stated that his team was also looking at why Big Tech firms were interested in the 2020 presidential campaign.
In February, Smartmatic submitted a $2.7 billion lawsuit against the network, alleging that it was broadcasting electoral disinformation. Dominion has also filed lawsuits against Fox and Lindell, demanding $1.6 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively.
“Why is Mike Lindell not on Fox and why do they seem to say, ‘Hey, when Dominion says something, we’re just going to shut up about it and talk about Biden’s tax bill?'” Bannon asked.
Lindell replied that he would have those responses quickly since he has recruited private investigators and paid them a great deal of money to look into it.
“The bots and trolls, who’s behind them? Why is Facebook involved, Wikipedia involved? And then the big question: why isn’t Fox having people on? Why isn’t Fox on there talking about Dominion and Smartmatic and the election fraud?” he said.
In February, Lindell released a two-hour documentary titled “Absolute Proof,” pushing further his allegations about Dominion and the 2020 election results. It was quickly removed from YouTube and other popular outlets.
Lindell announced the inquiry one month after saying that the leaders of Facebook and Twitter were accused of “criminal activity” and that they will be prosecuted.
The MyPillow CEO indicated on The Eric Metaxas Radio Show on March 22 that Fox News’ refusal to advertise the allegations after being charged could suggest that the channel was “in on” the scam.
Lindell went on to talk about Fox, “You’re already sued. It’s too late to close the gate, the cows are out of the barn. Why can’t people go on there and say their free speech, then? You’re already sued, Fox, what do you have? What, are you going to get double sued?”
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, on Tuesday, February 16, challenged Dominion Voting Systems to sue him over allegations that Dominion was involved in a plot to steal the 2020 presidential election away from former President Trump.
In a cease and desist letter sent to Lindell in December, Dominion demanded that Lindell retract his claims that the company’s software stole “millions of votes from” Trump and inaccurately counted votes in the key battleground states of Georgia and Arizona. Lindell refused to honor the letter and asked the company to “please sue me.”
“It’s hundred-percent evidence; no experts interviewed whatsoever. Just the hardcore evidence,” he said. “We just want to get it out there and show why we need to get rid of these machines for any future elections in the United States and the world. Both for Dominion and Smartmatic, I don’t pick on just one of them.”