Federal judge denies Mike Lindell's request to reclaim phone seized by FBI

Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, is seen here at the Target Center in October 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A federal judge denied Lindell's request to reclaim his phone from investigators after it was recently seized by the FBI.

A federal judge denied Mike Lindell's request to reclaim his phone from investigators after it was recently seized by the FBI at a Hardee's drive-thru in Minnesota as he returned from a duck hunting trip.

Judge Eric Tostrud said that Lindell, CEO of My Pillow and prominent backer of former President Donald Trump's false voter fraud claims, did not prove that his rights were violated. Tostrud, who is a Trump appointee, also said that Lindell did not properly answer the legal questions required to make such a request.

CNN's Katelyn Polantz contributed to this report.

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