MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is suing Republican Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy for his exclusive sharing of over 40,000 hours of footage related to January 6th. Lindell is claiming the first amendment was violated and claiming resultant financial damages to his own media company.
Lindell’s broader remarks came during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast. In it, he made the claim that McCarthy’s actions violated the First Amendment’s provision for a free press, which he is arguing is not free if some press gets access to what should be public information.
Lindell also claims his Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated under the protection of equal rights. He went on to say that his own company was financially “injured by not having access” and also accused the House Speaker of discrimination.
“We’re not gonna sit back and let that happen,” Lindell told Bannon. “Why does just Fox get this? So they can cover it up even more? It’s disgusting. All of us, including War Room, we all need to see what’s on those tapes, and we need to see all of them.”
Mike Lindell Suing Kevin McCarthy Over #Jan6th Tapes
“Well, because number one, Fox is going to sift through it & only put out what they want. I’m tired of breaking our constitutional rights. It’s like a cover-up, why does just Fox get this? So they can cover this up even more?” pic.twitter.com/f361wlyYVO
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“Well, because number one, Fox is going to sift through it & only put out what they want. I’m tired of breaking our constitutional rights. It’s like a cover-up, why does just Fox get this? So they can cover this up even more?” he continued.
The lawsuit is new and will likely spend a lengthy period of time in the various stages of litigation. On the surface, it seems improbable that Lindell will essentially be able to overturn centuries of leaks and exclusive access to the press by government officials. Time will tell.
Regardless of how Lindell feels about the tapes, the receiver and communicator of their contents, Tucker Carlson, has already stated that what he’s seen is a game changer and already goes against the official narrative of what transpired that day.
“We think already that in some ways it does contradict that story,” Carlson stated on air during a recent monologue.
BREAKING: Tucker Carlson says the January 6th footage they’ve reviewed so far already contradicts what we’ve been told about that day
He says he will release the details next week pic.twitter.com/PMvMX5hHoq
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“So for really more than 2 years now we’ve been complaining about the fact that the U.S. Congress has held thousands, tens of thousands of hours of camera footage from the public from January 6th. And of course, January 6th has been a transformative event in this country, it’s been used to change the country. So there are about 44,000 hours and we have been granted access to that, we believe we have secured the right to see whatever we want to see,” Tucker began.
“So we’ve been there about a week, some of our smartest producers have been there looking at this stuff and trying to figure out what it means, and how it contradicts or not the story we’ve been told for more than two years. We think already that in some ways it does contradict that story,” he added before promising to release more details next week.
“We’re going to bring you what we find next week,” he concluded.
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