In the final week of his presidency, Donald Trump met Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and a personal friend of the president, on Friday afternoon in the Oval Office, who presented Trump with six pages of documents that stem from no conspiracy theories Filled, that he told him that China and other countries helped steal the 2020 election for Joe Biden.
Lindell says that after a “five to ten minute meeting” at The Oval, Trump asked someone to take the MyPillow inventor to a separate room to show their documents to the “lawyers”, and then later to Lindell Asked for staff to bring. . According to Lindell, after waiting for nearly two hours, he finally met with White House lawyers who rejected his claims, but said he would take note of it. He was then not allowed to see the President again on Friday.
The Daily Beast could not confirm from other sources that the people Lindell met with were attorneys or other White House staffers.
“Maybe [Trump] “I’m not busy,” Lindell said in an interview Friday evening.
During the meeting, Lindell says he informed President Trump — who, despite prompting a deadly riot in the US Capitol last week — did not accept that his Democratic rival defeated him in the 2020 presidential election – it The material alleges the involvement of China and other nations. An anti-Trump election-hacking operation was “all over the Internet”, but was being suppressed by Big Tech.
At the brief meeting, Lindell, a staunch Trump aide (who has also been a major financial supporter of several legal efforts and rallies to try to zero the 2020 election result) told the president, “Mr. Mr. President, this is real, you have actually won by at least 10 million votes. “
Lindell said Trump responded, “Well, yes, we all know that was a fraud, Mike.”
Then, Lindell said, “He got upset to hear that this was happening to all the people who supported him in these four years. He said, ‘Can you believe how they treat us? Are you? ‘
During the meeting, the president told him that Lindel, when asked about other things, described the rest of the conversation as mostly “normal”.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the story.
Lindell says that he handed Trump a total of six pages, two of which were given by one of the documents he said was “a lawyer”, though he would not reveal who it was. Lindell, however, is close to some of the 2020 operations of Trumpist lawyers Lynn Wood and Sidney Powell, and both have had direct contact with the president in recent weeks and their contact was so extreme that they were thrown out Trump’s legal team late last year. That first document was captured in a photo tweeted by Jabin Botsford, a Washington Post The photographer who was in the White House on Friday, and it quickly made an rounds on political social media. The notes that Lindell entrusted to Trump on Friday appeared to include a suggestion to implement the Rebellion Act, and “necessarily martial law”.
Mypilo Honor told The Daily Beast that he did not feel Trump had even read those two pages. Lyndel’s account also didn’t get through the first four pages before being sent out of the room by the chairman, Lindell.
Those four pages broadened the theory that Lindell discussed with Trump for a few minutes on Friday afternoon: that China is possibly the “No. 1 criminal” in robbing the second-term outgoing president.
Undoubtedly, Biden won a decisive victory.
Lindell said he showed Trump an article from The American Report, a conspiracy theory website that is also tight by Trump’s late presidential standards, to show that a host of China and other entities had IP addresses. The analysis is hacked through.
But the president seemed to be doing the same, if more interested in the pictures on the article rather than the text or chart. On the second page of the report, Lindell sent a copy to The Daily Beast, two photographs of a man and a woman. “The president asked who the images were and I said I don’t know,” Lindell said.
Trump’s surprise photographs are side-by-side photos of Russian anti-virus magnate Eugene Kaspersky and his ex-wife Natalya Kaspersky. But alleging that Eugene Kaspersky is close to the Russian government prompted the Department of Homeland Security to phase out federal use of its software in 2017, the US report article also did not clarify that either Kaspersky’s What to do with the allegedly stolen US election.
It is unclear whether the US Report article, which is currently offline, but preserved as a collection, seeks to create. The banner image linked to the article contains a widespread electoral conspiracy involving the Chinese government, telecommunications giants Huawei, the Czech Republic, the Amazon, and even the German University of Stuttgart. For example, the article claimed, a device with a Huawei IP address has been “hacked into an IP address” on a battlefield on Election Day, but any evidence for any hacking actually occurred Fails to deliver.
The US report’s article appears to be tied into a conspiracy theory that the site has repeatedly championed after the election: it is indeed bizarre that the CIA used a nefarious supercomputer named “Hammer” and stealing the election Used a program called “SCARCARD”.
The idea came from Dennis Montgomery, a software engineer and master hoxster who claimed to have built a hammer. But Montgomery is far from reliable – he reportedly shut down federal agencies in the 9/11 US for millions of dollars with software claiming to be false al-Qaeda broadcast detection.
While it is unclear where the US report derived its “data” from, proving hacking, there are suggestions that the claims came from Montgomery. At the end of the article that Lindell showed Trump, The American Report links to a website called “Bloxware”, which was founded once by the company Montgomery. The page promotes Montgomery as a heroic election whistleblower, and links to a fundraiser, where he has raised more than $ 60,000 from Trump supporters who are interested in his election fraud claims.
Lindell more clearly promoted the hoaxes of the Hammer and Scorecard earlier this week, tweeting a link on January 1. 3 US report article that mentioned conspiracy theory.
“This is what we need to de-classify the president!” Lindell tweeted on 11 January.
Along with his brief Oval, Trump told him, “I want to give it up,” according to Lindell, referring to his White House lawyers, and then kicking Lindell out for a meeting with the lawyers. He said that after the wait described as “an hour and an hour or two”, he says he was taken to a different area of the building to negotiate with two lawyers who said he could not be identified. .
This led to an argument during which Lindell tried to “discredit” the claims he offered.
“They tried to deny it by saying, ‘We don’t think it’s relevant,’ and I said, ‘Don’t try to discredit it.’ They said they would look into it and see you back. And I told them that I just want them to know the truth… how terrible is it that we are an illegitimate president? People on the left and right should know the truth. “
After this exchange, Lindell says, White House officials did not allow him to see Trump again on Friday.