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Mike Lindell 'the messenger' on voter fraud and replacing CIA director in White House meeting

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 1/15/2021 Katherine Doyle
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he shared with President Trump and White House lawyers a document advising him to replace Central Intelligence Agency director Gina Haspel, but said he was just delivering a message from an attorney.

Lindell was photographed holding a document that said "move Kash Patel to acting CIA," referring to a Trump Pentagon official, after meeting with Trump in the Oval Office on Friday.

He said Trump read the document before returning it to him. Lindell met with Trump and an attorney for about 10 minutes in the Oval Office in a meeting scheduled on Thursday.

"I was the messenger on that," Lindell told the Washington Examiner, adding that he was "delivering recommendations from an attorney."

A partial picture of the document is circulating online, with some charging that the document advises using "martial law if necessary." Lindell denies this appears on the page.

After meeting with Trump, Lindell said he was ushered upstairs to share details of election fraud with White House lawyers.

Trump is holding back-to-back meetings, he explained.

"Here's the deal: more than 80 million people believe the election was the result of fraud," Lindell said.

The lawyers said they had looked into the claims, Lindell said, and described them as "very dismissive."

He added, "They have their own agenda."

Lindell is a staunch Trump supporter who has backed the president's efforts to overturn the results of the general election based on voter fraud claims that have been rejected by courts and denied by the Justice Department.

A pool report on Friday suggested Trump had not been in the Oval Office prior to Lindell 3 p.m. visit. Typically, a Marine stands guard outside the entrance to the West Wing when Trump is in the office. The Marine escorted Lindell inside at about 3:05 p.m.

Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Campaign 2020

Original Author: Katherine Doyle

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