Yesterday afternoon a jet used by election conspiracist Mike Lindell, who’s the CEO of MyPillow, Inc., departed Minnesota en route to Centennial, Colorado. Flight records indicate it diverted to Grand Junction instead. Less than 30 minutes later, it left Mesa County, headed back to Minnesota with a brief 20-minute stop at Centennial Airport.
UPDATE: Lindell says the trip was to return home Colorado-based staffers of his new national election fraud conspiracy communications hub, Cause of America, after they attended meetings with him and local activists in Florida. The flight had nothing to do with Peters’ arrest. See below for his entire comment.
Just a few hours before the millionaire conspiracist’s plane headed to Colorado, Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, whom Lindell flew to his election-fraud conference last summer before helping her hide out in Texas in the weeks following, was arrested and then released on her own recognizance by Grand Junction District Attorney investigators. She faces charges of “Tampering with Physical Evidence and Obstruction” for refusing to hand over an iPad investigators believe she used to illegally record a court proceeding.
During that interaction and arrest, Peters became combative with the Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD) officers on the scene. A bystander’s cell phone video shows Peters attempting to kick at officers. GJPD subsequently filed its own charge of “Obstruction of a Peace Officer,” for which a judge issued another arrest warrant.
Peters turned herself in this morning and was again released after posting a $500 bond. Attempts to reach her attorney, former Secretary of State Scott Gessler, were not immediately successful.
Last November Lindell used this same jet to ferry his newly hired Colorado conspiracists to Tennessee for an election fraud conspiracy event. We know this because he posed on the tarmac in Memphis with USEIP conspiracists Ashe Epp, Holly Kasun & Shawn Smith, as well as Dr. Douglas Frank and Sherronna Bishop, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s former campaign manager. Epp, Kasun, and Smith (and possibly Bishop,) now work for Lindell’s new national election fraud conspiracist group, Cause of America.
Lindell did not immediately respond to an email inquiring as to the reason his private jet was in Grand Junction. This article will be updated with any response received.
Reached for comment following publication, Lindell explained that the plane’s Colorado stops were part of shuttling Cause of America staffers to their homes in Colorado. While the trip was not connected to Clerk Peters’ arrest, he nevertheless offered to share his opinion on her situation.
“Peters did nothing but be a patriot and make a copy of a corrupt thing,” said Lindell. “As the county clerk, she made a copy. She was supposed to do it. By the way, did you know other clerks in Colorado did that too? Same thing! And we have– it’s not just her. All of them did their job! Griswold is trying to cover up the biggest crime in the United States history.
“[Law enforcement] is just going there [executing search warrants] to scare people into fear- not to speak out about Dominion, not to speak out about the election crimes that happened. Because in Colorado, they deleted the whole 2020 election! And guess what? We have what they deleted! They’re all going to prison, period. And Jena Griswold is number one on the list.”
Last summer Lindell’s jet (technically a different aircraft, but owned by the same holding company) made headlines for another flight to the Western Slope. His plane picked up a similar group of Coloradans, but this band of conspiracists included Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who subsequently presented stolen election data to Lindell’s so-called Cyber Symposium, a 2020 election conspiracy conference that produced zero evidence of fraud.
Colorado’s Independent Ethics Commission voted unanimously late last year that an ethics complaint filed over Peters’ decision to fly on Lindell’s plane merits investigation.
That complaint was in addition to the criminal charges that Peters may face from the ongoing federal, state and local investigations into her involvement with Mesa County’s stolen election data.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misquoted Lindell as saying Ashe Epp was among the Cause of America staffers he flew home to Colorado. In fact he invited her to come on the trip but she did not attend.