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MyPillow CEO live streams failure of his own social network while announcing new $1.6 billion election lawsuit
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell on Monday announced that his company is suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion to match the $1.6 billion lawsuit that has been leveled against him. Dominion has said that Lindell defamed the company by falsely claiming that its software had helped to steal the election from former President Donald Trump.
During what was billed as the debut of a new social media platform, FrankSpeech.com, Lindell appeared on live streaming video to say that the site had failed to launch due to hackers.
"MyPillow has just sued Dominion for $1.6 billion," he said. "This is a free speech case. This is a First Amendment case."
"And what a day to do this on the same day of launching Frank and they did everything they could all night long, destroying, destroying us," Lindell added. "And we got live to you, we got live early. You're not going to be able to put in your profiles like we said until, um, sometime today."
Lindell also presented a digital counter, which he said represented the number of people accessing his site. But at the time of recording, the site was unaccessible for most users.
Law professor Alan Dershowitz also joined Lindell's broadcast to support the lawsuit against Dominion.
Watch a portion of the broadcast below.
According to CNN, the Supreme Court has once again declined to take up a lawsuit asserting the 2020 presidential election was tainted by voter fraud.
On Monday, the high court declined to take up a case filed by Republicans that the voting in Pennsylvania was tainted by changes to voting rules.
Noting that the latest dismissal by the court is signal that the justices want no part in Donald Trump's assertion that he was robbed of his second term, CNN reports, "Before Monday, the justices had already declined several requests to dive into one of the most litigious elections in history, denying petitions from then-President Donald Trump and other Republicans seeking to overturn election result in multiple states President Joe Biden won."
Addressing the slapping aside of the lawsuit, University of Texas School of Law Professor Steve Vladeck explained, "Once again, the court's involvement in the 2020 election is going out with a whimper, not a bang."
The report notes, "The case was brought by a former Republican congressional candidate, Jim Bognet, and four individual voters who argued the state high court exceeded its authority when it ordered the expansion of ballot deadlines amidst the pandemic."
CNN reports that there were no dissents included in the decision.
You can read more here.
‘Everyone in the Capitol is nervous’: Florida Republicans fear they’ll be swept up in Matt Gaetz investigation, lawmaker says
On Sunday evening, Jordan Zarakin of Progressives Everywhere on Substack released an interview with Florida state Rep. Carlos Smith, the first gay Latino member of the Florida legislature, in which they discussed the growing sex trafficking scandal surrounding Rep. Matt Gaetz.
During the segment, Smith noted that the Florida Republican Party, behind the scenes, is terrified that the investigation could sweep up more of their members.
"The web of corruption that Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg, and [Ron] DeSantis are all wrapped up in is really a web that appears to tie up the entire Republican Party of Florida," said Smith. "It seems like everyone in the Capitol is nervous about what the next revelation is going to be and who else is implicated in this sweeping saga of corruption that they've been a part of for so long."
"This is what happens when any particular party is allowed to stay in power for as long as Florida Republicans have," he continued. "It's not only about corruption, but they just get sloppy, they get lazy, and they get messy and arrogant. And I think that that's how Matt Gaetz got in trouble — he got arrogant."
Gaetz faces allegations that he transported a 17-year-old girl over state lines for sex acts. Authorities are also reportedly investigating whether drugs or campaign cash were involved in his alleged transactions with women for sex. Greenberg, a former Florida county tax official and close associate of Gaetz, has reportedly been cooperating with the Justice Department since last year.
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