- A Colorado county clerk is accused of assisting in leaking election data to a QAnon influencer.
- Tina Peters is now under investigation by the FBI, according to reports.
- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell told Vice News that Peters is now “holed up” in a safe house.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has said he is providing a safe house for a Colorado county clerk amid an FBI investigation into her role in an alleged plot to leak election data to a QAnon leader, according to Vice News.
The official at the center of the probe, Mesa County clerk Tina Peters, is accused of compromising voting machines and allowing someone to share sensitive data with QAnon figurehead, Ron Watkins, Insider previously reported.
Peters, a so-called “Trump Truther,” permitted surveillance cameras to be turned off for up to two months, it is alleged.
She is under investigation by the Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, and on Tuesday, the FBI said it was also looking into it. The FBI announced that it was working with Colorado’s District Attorney’s office “to determine if there was a potential federal criminal violation,” FBI Denver office spokeswoman Courtney Bernal told the Denver Post.
Two weeks ago, when Griswold issued an order authorizing her staff to travel to Mesa County to inspect the election system, Peters was on her way to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s “cyber symposium” in South Dakota, Vice News reported.
Lindell told Vice News on Wednesday that, following the symposium, a member of his own security team leaked the secret location she was staying in, the media outlet reported.
Peters is now “holed up” in a new safe house, Lindell said.
“She’s worried about her safety. These people are ruthless,” he told Vice News.