Douglas County podcaster Joe Oltmann’s legal woes continue to mount. Not only is Oltmann, the founder of conservative activist group FEC United, involved in a defamation lawsuit stemming from his “probably false” claims that former Dominion executive Eric Coomer took part in an “Antifa conference call,” but he is also facing another defamation lawsuit from journalist Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, whom Oltmann claimed was an “accessory to murder,” despite the fact that no such murder took place.

According to a motion filed Friday as part of Coomer’s separate defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Oltmann is now representing himself.

In an email from Oltmann to Coomer’s counsel, included as an exhibit with the plaintiff’s motion, Oltmann insists that they confer with him regarding his deposition for the Lindell suit. “Enclosed is the Objection to the request for production,” wrote Oltmann on Nov. 4. “I enjoyed doing it. Maybe I will go to law school at some point. That would be great, huh? You are required to confer with me about the [deposition] date since I represent myself on this.”

In the same email, Oltmann went on to reference the biblical story of Cain and Abel in reference to Coomer’s lawyer, Charles Cain. 

“Got a question for you though Cain. One… Did you kill Abel with Coomer or by yourself? Do not expect you to get this right away. You know, cowards who are perpetual liars rarely do…. You are too busy lying and making up stories to put in front of the judge. Not sure you are capable of the truth. See you at the deposition lil buddy. 

Sincerely the guy that is sick of the evil you personify, 


This most recent motion is an attempt on behalf of Coomer’s attorneys to compel Oltmann to produce documents and sit for a deposition in the Lindell lawsuit. According to the motion, “Oltmann’s deadline to produce documents was Friday, November 11, and his deposition was set for Tuesday, November 22. Oltmann has not produced any documents, and sent undersigned counsel an email prior to the November 22 deposition indicating he would not be present and could not produce documents on account of the Thanksgiving holiday. In reality, Oltmann was traveling in Arizona, where he was again alleging election fraud at a series of sparsely attended rallies. This conduct is in keeping with Oltmann’s consistent contempt for the judicial system, and mirrors identical conduct for which he has already been sanctioned tens of thousands of dollars in related lawsuits.”

Photo courtesy Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

In addition to Oltmann, embattled Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Tina Peters and Oltmann’s former Conservative Daily cohost Max McGuire have also been deposed for the Lindell lawsuit. Additional defendants in Oltmann’s Coomer lawsuit include 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 also has a separate lawsuit against Patrick Byrne for his film Deep Rig, Clay Clark for his ReAwaken America Tour, and conservative lawyer and KNUS host Randy Corporon and Salem Media, which produced Dinesh D’Souza’s 2,000 Mules and runs a network of conservative radio shows with hosts who spread conspiracies about Dominion voting machines and Coomer following the 2020 election.