Source: Patty McMurray
On January 14, we reported about a phone call Mike Lindell’s My Pillow controller received from Minnesota Bank & Trust Senior VP Thomas Cardle. In the call, Mr. Cardle asked Mike’s controller to remove all nine of Mike’s bank accounts from their bank before shutting them all down.
The sniveling bank senior vice president explained to Mike Lindell’s controller how banking is a “privilege” and how the bank cannot shut down an account because of the customer’s skin color, but apparently, they can shut down your account over your political views.
Mr. Cardle explained that they don’t have an actual reason for shutting down Mike’s My Store (an Amazon competitor) or his Lindell Recovery Center, a non-profit, Christian-based recovery center for addicts and alcoholics. Mike believes the real reason they want to shut down his nine accounts at the MN Bank & Trust is because of his free speech social media platform “Frank Speech” account.
During their recorded phone call, the MN Bank & Trust’s senior VP explained to Mike that the FBI might come sniffing around and they wouldn’t want that news to get out because it might harm their reputation. The bank’s senior vice president also compared the My Pillow, My Store, and Lindell Recovery Center CEO to a criminal who recently banked with them.
“Why are we connected with somebody who could be in the news? And- not that the FBI is even sniffing and looking, but what if somebody came in and said, ‘Ya know what? We are gonna subpoena all of his account records and this and that,’ and then all of a sudden, we make the news. So it’s more of a reputation risk.”
On Friday, at the end of the business day, Mike Lindell received an unsigned FedEx letter from the Heartland Financial MN Bank & Trust informing him that he has 7 days to remove the funds from the following accounts: Frank Speech, MyStore.com (a platform for made-in-the-USA entrepreneurs and/or products who don’t want to sell their products on Amazon), Lindell TV, Lindell Management which includes a lot of funds for his charitable work, and Lindell Publishing. Mike clarified that all profits from the sales of his book that tells his true life story, “What Are The Odds—From Crack Addict to CEO,” go directly into his Lindell Recovery Center, a non-profit, Christian0-based charity for addicts.
Mike Lindell contacted me to share the letter and express his disgust over the “cowardly” actions of the individual who would send an unsigned letter at the end of the business day, preventing him from responding.
Fortunately, Mike has a backup plan in place and will move his funds from the canceled accounts to one of two banks that will gladly take his money. Mike told me that “a lot of great banks reached out to him” and offered to take his business when they heard about the threats by MN Bank & Trust to shut down his accounts. “They are smaller banks, not the big ones, but there are still a lot of good people out there,” he said.
Here is the copy of the unsigned letter Mike just sent to us:
Here are the contact names and numbers of top executives at Heartland Financial Minnesota Bank & Trust. Below the names of the banking executives is a list of the accounts they are asking Mike to close, or they will be shut down.
Mike Lindell went on Steve Bannon’s WarRoom to explain what happened and how the bank is trying to cancel him just like big box stores canceled him. Bannon calls the practice of threatening you to shut down your account “de-banking.
Mike is getting a ton of support from individuals and groups who believe in him and his passion for keeping America great!
📢Patriot call to action!📢— MAGA_Mike🍊and @Patriot_Mike on GETTR! 🚚🇨🇦 (@MikeCompton) January 14, 2022
If you bank with Heartland Financial, please call them & demand they not close Mike Lindell's accounts. Mike is an American Hero and the elite in this country is doing everything they can to destroy him rather than offering any evidence to dispute him! pic.twitter.com/1qLSGjdqpR
100 Percent Fed Up spoke with Mike exclusively about his response to the Minnesota Bank & Trust President Stephen Bishop.
Mr. Lindell shared a copy of his email to the Minnesota Bank & Trust President Stephen Bishop:
I didn’t hear back … I waited over an hour and a half on 3 different calls to you! Sorry, you are part of cancel culture! I will not be closing any accounts at your bank….!
You should all be ashamed of yourselves!
Also, you are quite the coward!
I waited for a call or email follow-up, but it never came today! I realize this is no big deal to you, but to addicts in the recovery network and entrepreneurs in the MyStore and others, this is a tragedy that you would even think of telling us we should shut down our accounts…
CEO My Pillow, Inc
Mike told me he would eventually leave Minnesota Bank & Trust, but he will wait until they officially de-bank him first, and when that happens, Mr. Lindell will not walk away quietly. “Any bank that is worried about being in the limelight…well, anyone who does things like this, they’re gonna be in the limelight,” he exclaimed.
Lindell remarked about the backlash the bank likely received from the public over their decision to de-bank him, “The bank is now afraid to cancel me,” he said, adding that he was “very upset” that the bank “compared me to a criminal” in the recorded call, as he attempted to explain why they wanted all nine accounts closed.
The My Pillow CEO, who spent much of his adult life as an addict, including a crack addict, has an incredible story of redemption after turning his life over to Jesus Christ in February 2017. He hasn’t had a drink, gambled, or touched drugs since then. Mike created his Christian-based Lindell Recovery Center to help addicts fully recover from their addictions. Mike and generous donors to the Lindell Recovery Center provide the financial support necessary for addicts to recover without having to worry about how they will pay for their life-saving treatment.
Mike has an incredible support system that includes strong family ties and close friends; he also has an incredible base of supporters who’ve been standing by him since he was first attacked for invoking the Lord’s name in the Rose Garden during a Trump press conference. I asked Mike how he was holding up under the pressure of massive attacks by the media and if his business was being affected by the latest news? Mike explained that he actually sold more of his My Pillow and My Store products after the story about MN Bank & Trust’s attempts to de-bank him was revealed to the public.
Mike Lindell only fears God. He will never cave to the pressure of the Left. He has undoubtedly endured an unimaginable amount of hatred and attacks from the Left for his faith, for his steadfast belief in President Trump and his America First agenda, and his commitment to election integrity in America.