Businessman Mike Lindell has endured a range of personal and professional hardships since speaking out publicly in support of former President Donald Trump — particularly in regard to his claims about the 2020 election results.
Over the weekend, Lindell said the IRS is now targeting the men and women who work for his company. He appeared on the “War Room” podcast with host Steve Bannon on Saturday and asserted that several individuals are facing threats from the federal government.
“They’re going after my employees,” he said, explaining that at least five “at-home moms” who were employed as contractors for the company’s call center during the pandemic are now under audit and could lose their jobs.
“It started in California and now there’s three other states that are coming at MyPillow,” Lindell added. “It’s disgusting.”
He noted that the individuals being targeted have “been with [him] from the start” and are under the same type of contract that his company has used for years.
“They just keep attacking,” Lindell said of his government rivals. “Now they’re going after our employees. They made it very personal.”
Noting that the company uses domestic contractors instead of farming out call center services to other countries, he concluded that there is no rational justification for the recent actions by the IRS.
“This is something that hasn’t happened in 15 years, and all of a sudden there’s five IRS audits against MyPillow in three different years,” the CEO stated. “For [the IRS] to attack them and say you can’t be contract labor anymore … that’s what these audits are about and it’s disgusting.”
Last month, footage surfaced from a deposition earlier in the year during which Lindell savaged the attorneys representing a Dominion Voting Systems employee suing him over claims he made about the company’s role in the most recent presidential election.
Mike Lindell was ticked off at this lawyer during a deposition: “You’re an a******!” pic.twitter.com/9eEfEHdnYf
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“This is a frivolous case and if you’re representing this guy and you’ve read this case, you are a disgusting lawyer, period,” he said during the March deposition. “I can’t believe anybody would take this. This is absolutely disgusting, it’s a disgrace to our country, it’s a disgrace to you.”