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.