Did Mike Lindell give closed-door testimonies against Trump? No, that's not true: The My Pillow founder told Lead Stories via text message that claim is absolutely incorrect. "Of course I didn't," he said, denying the allegation. The claim was made in a video that said in the headline he gave the secret testimony but Lindell wasn't even mentioned in the video.
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This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:
The video opens with a voiceover while showing a series of still photos of former President Donald Trump. It begins:
Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander arrived on Capitol Hill on Thursday to give closed-door testimony before the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the U.S. capitol.
The video repeats information about Alexander's closed-door testimony, which was reported by national news outlets as having taken place on December 9, 2021.
Mike Lindell was never mentioned in the 8:35 video.
Lead Stories founder Alan Duke reached out to Lindell via text on December 13, 2021. He responded, "Of course I didn't .... Wow Alan you are actually going to put a fake flag over a fake story," with a thumbs up emoji. Here is a screenshot of their text exchange: