Mike Lindell Threatens Defamation Suit Against CNN

Lindell insists on Cooper’s retraction for calling him a "snake-oil salesman" and "liar" during an interview

The founder of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, has hired the top litigator Lin Wood to demand an apology from CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. Alongside the apology, Lindell insists on Cooper’s retraction for calling him a "snake-oil salesman" and "liar" during an interview about a potential coronavirus cure.

Lindell Demands Apology from CNN's Cooper

In a letter to CNN's Executive President and General Counsel David Vigilante, the famed litigator Lin Wood wrote:

"While I am fully aware that Cooper's sarcastic, mocking, derisive, and demeaning tone, attitude, and facial expressions toward Mr. Lindell are not legally actionable, I have complete confidence that Cooper's false and defamatory accusations are actionable and intend to seek legal redress against Cooper and CNN for its blatant wrongdoing." - Lin Wood

During a meeting in the Oval Office in July, Donald Trump discussed the possibility of the FDA permitting the marketing of the botanical extract oleandrin as a potential COVID-19 cure.

The President’s interest in oleandrin was sustained by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Lindell, who is financially involved in the company that is developing the COVID-19 drug.

On August 18th, Lindell, who leads Donald Trump's reelection campaign in Minnesota, participated in CNN's primetime show "Anderson Cooper 360", discussing the eventual coronavirus cure.

Lin Wood stated that Cooper "stooped so low" as to refer to Lindell as a "snake oil salesman'" and "liar" many times. In her letter to CNN's Executive President, Wood wrote that oleandrin has undergone FDA-compliant clinical trials.

Lin Wood also quotes Cooper as saying that Lindell is "willing to promote anything . . . even if it doesn't work," a statement he says exposed the newsman's "anti-Trump bias."

As a longtime supporter of Trump, Mike Lindell believes that CNN aims to destroy his chances for a second term as a US president.

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Julio Rivera

Julio Rivera is a small business consultant, political activist, writer and Editorial Director for Reactionary Times.  His writing, which is concentrated on politics and cybersecurity, has also been published by websites including Newsmax, The Hill, The Washington Times, LifeZette, The Washington Examiner, American Thinker, The Toronto Sun, PJ Media and many others.

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