Former President Donald Trump’s litigation over documents he took to his Florida home inadvertently led to a judge rejecting a request by MyPillow founder Mike Lindell to regain access to his cellphone after FBI agents seized it at a Hardee’s drive-thru earlier this month.
Lindell, a close ally of the 45th president, had his motion for a temporary restraining order denied by U.S. District Judge Eric Tostrud, thwarting the pillow entrepreneur’s efforts to regain access to his mobile device that was seized by federal agents last week.
The FBI seized Lindell’s phone on Sept. 13 while he was waiting at the fast food drive-thru in Minnesota. Lindell filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court, seeking a temporary restraining order that would require the government to stop accessing his phone and return it.
TRUMP RULING BOOMERANGS ON MYPILLOW BOSS: A Trump-appointed federal judge just denied a TRO for Mike Lindell to get his phone back after it was seized by FBI at Hardee's. Judge cites….wait for it…..Trump docs ruling from 11th Circuit last night. Doc: https://t.co/zw4CyplxfP
— Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) September 22, 2022
But Tostrud cited a Wednesday ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals that significantly altered a Trump-appointed district judge’s special master order in the litigation battle between Trump and the Justice Department. (Read more from “Trump Inadvertently Blocks Return of Close Ally Mike Lindell’s Phone” HERE)
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