Lindell is the millionaire founder of the Minnesota bedding manufacturer MyPillow. He became a Trump toady in 2018 and talked about running as a Republican for governor. After the 2020 election he spent millions of dollars to develop a conspiracy theory that the Dominion voting machine company had rigged its machines to defeat Trump’s re-election bid. Dominion denied the allegation and has a $1.3 billion libel suit pending against Lindell. In the waning days of the Trump administration, including the general period of the Trump-fueled January 6 mob arrack on the U.S. Capitol, Lindell was in and out of the White House and encouraging Trump to fight the election results. Dominion’s fingerprints, he said. are “all over this phone subpoena.” Subpoenas, however, are a tool used in criminal investigations. The Dominion libel suit is a civil case. In the Minnesota Reformer interview after the Hardee’s incident, Lindell was plainly angry and not entirely coherent. But he was consistent that the Dominion was involved. He said the agents asked him questions about Dennis Montgomery, a former intelligence contractor who claims he created a supercomputer and software that changed votes. Lindell said the agents also asked him about his website, frankspeech.com, which claims to have proof that Dominion voting machines were corrupted. “That’s what they asked me about the most,” he said. Lindell said he asked the FBI agents if they were going to “come bash my door in” like, he noted, they have others in the Trump circle. By his account, the agents responded, no, that they weren’t going to arrest him and that they had a warrant only for his phone.