(FiveNation.com)- Last week, podcaster Steve Bannon compared FBI agents to the Waffen SS.
During last Wednesday’s episode of Bannon’s podcast, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell discussed last week’s incident when the FBI seized his cell phone at a Hardee’s drive-thru in Minnesota as he was returning from duck hunting.
Bannon mentioned that FBI whistleblowers are coming forward to talk about the corruption at the bureau. He said agents who claim they are only doing their jobs “is not going to save you.”
Bannon noted that this was the claim made by the Waffen SS and the Gestapo at the end of World War Two. He suggested that agents “come forward and be a whistleblower.”
This week, a federal judge denied Lindell’s request to have his cell phone returned.
In his request, Lindell alleged that the FBI conducted an illegal search without properly explaining his rights and barred him from leaving a drive-thru without handing over his phone.
Judge Eric Tostrud, a Trump appointee, said Lindell failed to show that the FBI violated his rights. Tostrud also said Lindell did not properly answer the legal questions required in his request.