The Justice Department obtained a warrant approved by a federal judge for the search, according to court records.
Lindell’s challenge came after other top Trump supporters and advisers had their phones seized in investigations related to January 6, 2021 and the 2020 election. Challenges to these forfeitures have routinely won court intervention.
Lindell has not been charged with any crime.
Records recently obtained by CNN showed that the Department of Justice is collecting evidence related to three possible crimes in Mesa County, Colorado: identity theft, malicious damage to a protected computer and/or conspiracy to commit both.
The investigation appears to be looking at possible crimes separate from the January 6, 2021, federal investigation into attempts by Trump acolytes to overturn the election results in late 2020 and early 2021.