Mike Lindell may be attempting an 'insanity defense' after latest attacks on Dominion: ex-prosecutor
Controversial MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's legal strategy was questioned on Saturday after he made an appearance on Steve Bannon's podcast.
"Either way Steve, I want to say this, I'll give Dominion [Voting Systems] a little scare this morning. Dominion, we have machines now, I do. I have machines, we have ES&S [Election Systems & Software] machines, we got them all and we're going to being putting out so much information over the next couple of weeks," Lindell said.
Lincoln Project senior advisor Jeff Timmer offered his analysis of where the case is headed.
"Lindell is doing his best to ensure Dominion's lawsuit against him will be the first civil case ever to result in the death penalty," he joked.
Former Southern District of New York prosecutor Richard Signorelli offered his own analysis.
"Lindell may be the first civil defendant to be able to successfully assert an insanity defense," he said.
Of course, an insanity defense is not allowed in a civil trial, which also can not result in a death penalty. But the jokes highlight the how some are viewing Lindell choosing to continue to push the "Big Lie" of election fraud that incited the January 6th insurrection and resulted in Trump's second impeachment.
Lindell may be the first civil defendant to be able to successfully assert an insanity defense. https://t.co/3vYtXSy0t7— Richard Signorelli (@Richard Signorelli)1620520552.0
Mike Lindell states that he has Dominion machines and that “it’s over for them.” https://t.co/EPbWgOv0Mz— PatriotTakes 🇺🇸 (@PatriotTakes 🇺🇸)1620488953.0
Attorney Mark Elias, who coordinates Democratic Party lawsuits to protect voting rights, blasted CBS News on Saturday.
"Senate committee to hold markup on controversial voting bill," read a headline by CBS News.
"The Senate Rules Committee will hold a markup Tuesday of the For the People Act, a massive voting and elections bill. Democrats claim the bill is necessary to counter new voting restrictions being considered by multiple states, while Republicans decry it as federal overreach," reported Grace Segers.
"Why describe it as controversial?" Elias asked.
"Seriously, @CBSNews--do you really need to 'both-sides' democracy?" he asked.
Polling on the bill is quite positive, even among Republicans.
"Back in March, the New Yorker's Jane Mayer obtained a recording of an adviser to Mitch McConnell privately bemoaning, on a call with conservative group leaders, that Democrats' big voting rights bill, the For the People Act, polled quite well," Vox's Andrew Prokop reported on Tuesday. "A new Data for Progress poll conducted as part of a partnership with Vox backs up that assessment. The poll surveyed 1,138 likely voters nationally between April 16 and April 19, and it finds that much of what the 800-page bill claims to do is overwhelmingly popular."
"More than 80 percent of respondents said they supported preventing foreign interference in elections, limiting the influence of money in politics, and modernizing election infrastructure to increase election security. More than 60 percent of respondents supported requiring nonpartisan redistricting commissions, a 15-day early voting period for all federal elections, same-day registration for all eligible voters, automatic voter registration for all eligible voters, and giving every voter the option to vote by mail," Prokop reported.
Why describe it as controversial? Seriously, @CBSNews--do you really need to "both-sides" democracy? https://t.co/EtlQwVwZOs— Marc E. Elias (@Marc E. Elias)1620520067.0
Alabama was the scene of two shootings on Saturday afternoon.
"Two police officers were shot Saturday afternoon while investigating a scene in Montgomery. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening," AL.com reported. "Two police officers were shot Saturday afternoon while investigating a scene in Montgomery. Their injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening."
The investigation spread to a second site less than a mile away.
"While police were working the scene on Lower Wetumpka Road, a second scene was found in the 3000 block of Tyler Court, where officers were struck after exchanging gunfire with a suspect. Authorities have not released information on the suspect," the report explained.
Incident happened after officers responded to another shooting nearby on Lower Wetumpka Road. Adult male victim in… https://t.co/qLj2HK0kWy— Mike Cason (@Mike Cason)1620516189.0
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