Vice confirming an unverified report we noted two days ago: drain-circling 2020 election conspiracy theorist Mike “MyPillow Guy” Lindell, fresh off his disastrous so-called “Cyber Symposium” which revealed absolutely no election fraud last week in South Dakota, is presently harboring Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters at an undisclosed location while the combined federal and state investigation into the breach of security in Mesa County’s elections systems continues:
Lindell told VICE News that he had initially taken Peters to Texas following his three-day Cyber Symposium last week, where the Colorado official was a star attraction. But a disgruntled member of Lindell’s own security team leaked Peters’ location earlier this week and so she was moved to another, unknown, location.
“She’s worried about her safety, these people are ruthless,” Lindell told VICE News on Wednesday evening, referring to Dominion Voting Systems—which is suing the MyPillow CEO for $1.3 billion—and to Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, who has opened an investigation into Peters’ actions.
On Tuesday, the FBI announced it was working with the District Attorney’s office in Colorado “on the forensic review and analysis of county voting systems to determine if there was a potential federal criminal violation,” FBI Denver office spokeswoman Courtney Bernal told the Denver Post.
We don’t know at this point to what extent (if any) Clerk Peters is cooperating with the investigation proceeding back home in Mesa County, or the whereabouts of Sherronna Bishop, Rep. Lauren Boebert’s former campaign manager to traveled to Lindell’s event with Clerk Peters. Investigators have reportedly obtained a search warrant seeking access to a wide variety of communications in various formats and also Peters’ physical cell phone. The continuing disclosures about Peters’ personal role in allowing unauthorized access to and duplication of Mesa County’s election system data, going so far as turning off security cameras protecting the equipment, all appear to implicate her directly in the felony offenses alleged.
Bernal did not respond to VICE News’ request for comment on whether the office had been able to speak to Peters, or if Lindell could face prosecution for his role in both promoting the stolen data and preventing Peters from being questioned.
The one thing we can say with certainty is this impasse will not be allowed to go on for long. The Secretary of State’s office, the Mesa County DA, and the FBI all on the ground in Grand Junction have no obligation to coddle anybody involved, whether subjects of the investigation or someone who might at some point soon be harboring a fugitive from justice–which is, in case Mike Lindell wasn’t aware, also a crime.
Stay tuned, we’re pretty sure the exciting part of this made-for-TV crime drama is about to start.
When does MikePillow finally stop circling the drain and go down the drain?
Who is to say that he hasn't already? Has he dropped a UA recently?
Inquiring minds want to know…
Well, one drain point would be when the court makes a decision on the $1.3 billion suit. If an award is over $130 million, it will hurt a great deal (though one source estimated Lindell had a net worth of $330 million earlier this year).
Wouldn't surprise me if that number decreased with his stupid antics.
This series of events is basically a Coen Brothers movie, mostly because almost all of the people involved are stupid beyond all comprehension.
“I got your Peters right here, flatfoots!” ??? . . .
We might not know exactly where MySherronna is, but Cory Anderson, militia member and Boebert supporter, who was also on the MyPillow flight, is busy ringing doorbells and intimidating voters in Grand Junction.
Should be simple, if dangerous, for FBI to find Anderson and question him about the whole criminal enterprise.
My favorite Conspiracy Theory about is that Peters contacted Lindell and told him that she had access to some Dominion servers and could arrange it so that the servers were copied so that they could be hacked to show that Dominion was indeed rigging the votes against Trump. Lindell got all excited and arranged a public event to triumphantly reveal the extent of cheating by Dominion software. Peters arranged for the illegal access and tampering of Mesa County servers and headed out to South Dakota with the goods. She showed up on Tuesday but didn’t have the ‘smoking gun’ so she promised that she would deliver it on Thursday. Between Tuesday and Thursday the jig was exposed and like the Arizona Cyber Ninjas, she came up with nothing. Now she faces criminal charges and a potential lawsuit by Dominion and you know what? Trump doesn’t care. Another minion sacrificed for failing to find the non-existent evidence.
That's hilarious. All the fiascos intertwined and leading to one another.
As I understand it, the voting machine breach occurred in May. It was discovered recently because someone published passwords on line. Sooo, would it ever have been discovered? Does anyone audit the video recordings of the machines to see if local officials are sneaking in? Could this have happened somewhere else?
I hope the FBI is on this
Meanwhile, the idiocracy goons produced such a mob of bullies at a school board meeting that the board called for a police escort to their cars.
And the commissioners say they'll go to court against Griswold if they need to in order to enforce their pick of elections supervisor, Wayne Williams, over Griswold's pick of former clerk Sheila Reiner.
By the way, Reiner and Williams told a GJ teevee reporter that they can play well together and keep the upcoming November election honest.
You can't make this shit up.
As long as the commissioners are complying with federal and state election law then I have no qualms about who they pick and what election systems they use.
Peters being out of the
countrystate is probably a plus for everyone except her. The fact that she chooses not to return to Colorado to face the musicquestions regarding her involvement in this breach is pretty damning on it's own.