The computer repairman at the center of the Hunter Biden laptop scandal has filed a major lawsuit against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and several media outlets.
John Paul Mac Isaac claims that Schiff, along with The Daily Beast, CNN, and POLITICO defamed him when they falsely accused him of peddling “Russian disinformation,” the New York Post Wednesday. The Post was the first paper to report damning details about Hunter Biden’s potentially shady business deals and other materials in the weeks before the 2020 election.
In the wake of those reports and the resultant claims by Schiff and the named media outlets, Isaac lost his business and was incessantly harassed for 18 months by Big Tech, the media and Delaware locals in President Joe Biden’s home state.
“After fighting to reveal the truth, all I want now is for the rest of the country to know that there was a collective and orchestrated effort by social and mainstream media to block a real story with real consequences for the nation,” the 45-year-old Mac Isaac told The Post.
“This was collusion led by 51 former pillars in the intelligence community and backed by words and actions of a politically motivated DOJ and FBI,” he continued. “I want this lawsuit to reveal that collusion and more importantly, who gave the marching orders.”
The paper adds:
Mac Isaac came to legally own the laptop after Biden’s son Hunter dropped it off at his store for repairs in April 2019 and never came back. The material on the laptop has raised serious questions about what Biden knew of his son’s overseas business deals, during which he and the president’s brother Jim Biden often invoked his powerful name.
Mac Isaac handed over a copy of the laptop’s hard drive to the FBI in December 2019, and eight months later, alerted then-President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who provided a copy of the hard drive to The Post.
In the aftermath, Mac Isaac says, his business and reputation were ruined.
“Twitter initially labeled my action hacking, so for the first day after my information was leaked, I was bombarded with hate mail and death threats revolving around the idea that I was a hacker, a thief and a criminal,” Isaac said.
Schiff also “has some explaining” to do, Isaac said.
“Without any intel, the head of the intel committee decided to share with CNN and its viewers a complete and utter lie,” Mac Isaac said. “A lie issued in the protection of a preferred presidential candidate.”