MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell filed a federal lawsuit Thursday in Minneapolis claiming that electronic voting machine companies are “weaponizing the litigation process” to silence political dissent over the 2020 election.
A few hours later, Lindell’s Minneapolis attorney Alec J. Beck , a respected 30-year litigator, was dumped from his white shoe law firm, Barnes & Thornburg LLP. The web site Law & Crime quoted a Barnes & Thornburg spokesperson as stating Beck failed to obtain prior authorization from the firm before filing the Lindell lawsuit.
Social media erupted with insults aimed at Lindell, who claims the 2020 election was stolen from GOP Pres. Donald J. Trump, calling him a conspiracy theorist, delusional, insane, “a loser crack head,” source of baseless information, etc.
Most of the national media ignored Lindell’s lawsuit but Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ anti-Trump newspaper, The Washington Post, took the opportunity to declare Lindell’s claims are not only false but ridiculous.
There is “no question” said House Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, that former President Donald J. Trump is responsible for the so-called “insurrection” at the Capitol Building on Jan. 6.
That would be a tidy ending to a period of messy national unrest but there may be more blame to go around.
A report by the Center for Internet Security last week concluded that election systems are vulnerable to the same risks exposed by the SolarWinds hack, an extensive espionage operation that was discovered a few week after the 2020 Presidential election.
The U.S. government learned on Dec. 13 that foreign hackers had infiltrated the computer networks of federal agencies, including top secret agencies like the National Nuclear Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Dept. of Treasury, etc. As long as a year ago, hackers surreptitiously entered government email servers through vulnerabilities in a widely-used computer software program sold by the Texas-based firm SolarWinds.
The hackers gained access to info about the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. It would not be a challenge to enter state election websites.