Fox News Under Fire As Mike Lindell Hires Investigators To Look Into Them

Written by Carmine Sabia

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Conservative entrepreneur and My Pillow founder and president, Mike Lindell, is launching an investigation into Fox News.

Lindell appeared on Steve Bannon’s “War Room: Pandemic” podcast to discuss his upcoming documentary film on the 2020 election which he continues to believe was stolen from Donald Trump, when he was asked about Fox News, Business Insider reported.

“I don’t remember seeing you on Fox recently…Why are the Murdochs afraid of Dominion? Why is Mike Lindell not on Fox and why do they seem to say, hey, when Dominion says something, we’re just gonna shut up about it and talk about Biden’s tax bill?” Bannon said.

“You know, I’m gonna have those answers soon, ’cause I’ve hired private investigators and I’ve spent a lot of money on them to investigate everything,” Lindell said.

“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.

Lindell complained last month to the “Eric Metaxas Radio Show” that Fox News would not let him go on their programming to talk about his documentary “Absolute Proof.”

“I want to say one thing here — here’s things that don’t make sense,” he said. “Let’s just talk about Fox. You’re already sued! It’s too late to close the gate. The cows are already out of the barn!”

Dominion Voting Systems sued Fox News and Lindell for defamation last month, seeking $1.6 billion and $1.3 billion, respectively. The conservative news network is also facing a $2.7 billion lawsuit by Smartmatic allegedly spreading election misinformation earlier this year.

“Mike Lindell presents Absolute Interference,” an email promoting the video said, Newsweek reported. “The sequel to Absolute Proof with new evidence foreign & domestic enemies used computers to hack the 2020 election.”

A trailer for the newest Lindell production features the MyPillow CEO discussing the 2020 election conspiracy theory with retired General Michael Flyyn. The former Trump administration official previously pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communication with Russia’s ambassador in 2016. Although Flynn initially agreed to cooperate with investigators looking into allegations that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign conspired with Russia, he later became uncooperative and changed his plea to “not guilty.” Trump gave Flynn a full presidential pardon last November.

“We’ve always had pressure from foreign influences, foreign interference from different countries. Back in the beginning of this country it was Great Britain and France. It’s just migrated to countries like China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, North Korea,” Gen. Flynn said in the trailer for the video. “And these are all countries that have some play in our election processes for the last—probably for the last decade.”

In an interview with Newsweek, Lindell insisted that there was election interference in the 2020 presidential election that involved voting machines “in an attack by the CCP [Chinese Communist Party].”

He said that he hired investigators who found “all-new material” that he believes “are going to show every state what happened—not just the swing states.”

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“We have got piles and piles and piles of evidence. We are going to dump it on the public because they have suppressed it,” he said to Newsweek. He said that the evidence relates to “all the cyber footprints with IP addresses, IDs of computers” and “private audits being done.”

“It is just going to be a mountain of evidence,” he said.

Asked about criticism from some that he was simply peddling conspiracy theories he said, “they are just hit jobs, they are lying. I have it all or I wouldn’t be going out publicly.”