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MyPillow Guy Goes Apesh*t On CNN Reporter As 'Cyber Symposium' Goes Off The Rails

MyPillow Guy Goes Apesh*t On CNN Reporter As 'Cyber Symposium' Goes Off The Rails
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's "Cyber Symposium" was billed as an arena in which Lindell would unveil definitive proof that the 2020 general election was stolen.

Instead, it crashed and burned when Lindell failed to produce any evidence of fraud.

CNN correspondent Donie O'Sullivan covered the anti-climactic event and questioned Lindell directly. Lindell did not take it too well.

You can watch their interaction in the video below.

O'Sullivan first asked Lindell why he doesn't just hand over evidence to "as many cyberexperts as possible" if it is, in fact, legitimate.

Lindell responded by launching into an attack against the media:

"You know what, I'll give you the answer: Because I've been told that they can go out there and corrupt it and make fake stuff and put fake news out.
"So I don't need your people to go out and doctor the evidence and put out, 'Mike Lindell's a conspiracy theorist!'"

When O'Sullivan pointed out Lindell has badgered media outlets and cyberexperts for months to come and see the data he claims to have in his possession, Lindell doubled down:

"We're showing it right on screen right now, so you can't sit here and do a hit piece when it's on screen right now."

Lindell later suggested that media outlets and cyberexperts would only hamper his ability to showcase his evidence before the Supreme Court:

"Do you understand, all I need is for all those experts to say, 'Yep, it's from the 2020 election.'" ...
"I have that proof with my people that we're bringing the Supreme Court. I don't need the media driving the narrative before my case to the Supreme Court."

Joining O'Sullivan was reknowned election security expert Harri Hursti, of Nordic Innovation Labs.

Hursti was not impressed in the least:

"We expected a huge pile of data which we wouldn't be able to understand and how it can be evidence. We didn't expect there's no pile of anything."

Lindell's behavior made him and his "Cyber Symposium" a laughingstock on social media.

Lindell's "Cyber Symposium" has been mired by controversy since it began.

Earlier this week, he made headlines after he dashed off stage after news outlets reported a judge had allowed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit filed against him by Dominion Voting Systems to proceed.

In February, Dominion Voting Systems sued Lindell for $1.3 billion, arguing Lindell defamed the company by promoting the baseless conspiracy theory falsely claiming Dominion conspired with foreign powers to rig voting machines to stop ex-President Trump from winning the 2020 election.

The company seeks more than $651 million in punitive damages as well as a further $651.7 million in compensation from Lindell.

Dominion's claim is about four times MyPillow's annual revenue.