Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters said yesterday that she was subpoenaed as part of former Dominion executive Eric Coomer’s defamation case against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
During an appearance on Brannon Howse’s Frankspeech program, Peters said she was served Sept. 7 prior to her arraignment on charges stemming from the breach of Mesa County’s Dominion voting machines.
“At court today, at 4 p.m., was my arraignment,” Peters told Howse. “The arraignment for my indictment of seven felonies and three misdemeanors. At that arraignment I was served — before I walked in I was served — with a subpoena that, get this Brannon, was from Eric Coomer. Everyone knows who Eric Coomer is, right?”
Peters went on to repeat the contested claims about Coomer’s participation in an “Antifa conference call” which originated with Douglas County podcast host Joe Oltmann.
“Eric Coomer is the — I won’t even call him a gentleman, I will call him Antifa,” said Peters on the program. “I will call him Dominion. … He was the one that was in charge of the patents for the algorithm that is inside the Dominion voting machine and bragged on an Antifa call, that he was a member of, that he would make sure that Trump wouldn’t get in, that ‘he made effing sure of it.’ That’s what got Joe Oltmann — Joe Oltmann was on that call, and that’s what got him involved in the fight a few years ago. Well, Eric Coomer is now subpoenaing me against our beloved patriot, Mike Lindell.”
In a ruling in May denying Oltmann’s anti-SLAPP motion to dismiss Coomer’s lawsuit, Judge Marie Moses said of the claims echoed by Peters, “The entire story appears, on its face, to be manufactured around Coomer’s Facebook posts, and deliberately crafted in a way to make it impossible to be verified by anyone attempting to investigate the veracity of Oltmann’s outlandish claims of Coomer’s involvement in the Antifa conference call.”
Moses also said of Oltmann’s claims, “This Court found that his testimony was ‘evasive and not credible,’ and concluded that, for purposes of the Colorado Reporter’s Privilege, C.R.S. § 13-90-119, Oltmann’s ‘statements regarding that conference call are probably false.’”
Oltmann is also facing a defamation lawsuit from journalist Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, who Oltmann falsely claimed was responsible for the death of Gonzolo Lira, who was not dead.
In addition to Coomer’s defamation suits against Lindell and Oltmann — which also includes his entities FEC United and Shuffling Madness Media, ultra-conservative pundit Michelle Malkin, James “Jim” Hoft of The Gateway Pundit, podcaster Eric Metaxas, One American News Network (OAN) and Chanel Rion, Sidney Powell and her organization Defending the Republic, Trump lawyer Rudolph Giuliani, and the Trump Campaign — Coomer has also filed suit against Clay Clark, an Oklahoma entrepreneur behind the ReAwaken America Tour, which featured Oltmann as a speaker alongside various figures from the election denial and anti-vaccine movements.
Peters claimed she would not provide testimony that would be injurious to Lindell. “This is going to happen Nov. 7 right here in Grand Junction, where they’re going to subpoena me and interrogate me to try to gin up some kind of information about our patriot Mike Lindell,” she said. “Not gonna happen.”
Peters also asked Howse’s audience for support in her myriad legal battles, and announced plans to take action against Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold as a result of the recount that reaffirmed Peters’ loss to Pam Anderson. Anderson received 43% of the vote to Peters’ 28.86%.
“We really do need help, especially right now,” she said. “The legal bills are mounting. I’m going to go after Jena Griswold. She needs to refund the people who contributed $256,000 for this recount that was not done. They just passed these ballots back through the same corrupt machines that they had passed through in the beginning.”