The MyPillow guy, Mike Lindell, probably always has considered himself a serious citizen, but it appears he was duped by lawyers into delivering sensitive papers to then-President Donald Trump in the days following the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
A few days before Trump left office, Lindell was at the White House for a meeting. While outside the building, a Washington Post photographer captured an image of Lindell with meeting notes that contained allusions to “martial law” and the “Insurrection Act.”
Wednesday night on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Show, Lindell claims he didn’t write the notes – nor had he read them when he went to the meeting with Trump.
Further, he said the subject of martial law never came up with Trump.
Lindell held the line on his debunked claims of election-stealing, telling Kimmel that visit was to talk to Trump about voter fraud and show him how a Chinese cyberattack “flipped” the result of the election.
“They weren’t my papers,” Lindell told Kimmel on Wednesday night. “I had four papers of the evidence, and then these lawyers — there’s a whole team of lawyers, like 23 lawyers — they had given me two pieces of paper and said, ‘If you get a meeting, go ahead and you can deliver this.'”
Kimmel observed Lindell appears to have been the lawyers’ “paper mule.”
Those photos showed phrases written on the papers that included “Insurrection Act now as a result of the assault” and “martial law if necessary upon the first hint of any.” Also, “Move Kash Patel to CIA acting” and “foreign interference in the election trigger … powers. Make clear this is China/Iran.”
Lindell said he gave Trump the papers, and that Robert O’Brien, Trump’s national security adviser at the time, also was at the meeting.