John Paul Mac Isaac, the repairman who turned over Hunter Biden’s alleged laptop computer to FBI and DOJ authorities after noticing what he considered possible criminal implications, was interviewed by Newsmax on Wednesday and explained his recent experience and ordeals.
Mac Isaac was asked about the instance when Hunter Biden came to his shop where he had been working for more than 25 years. He said he didn’t recognize Biden at first.
“One of the three machines that was brought to me did have a sticker on the lid of it over the apple that was from the Biden Foundation. Until the customer told me who he was, I really didn’t recognize him. It wasn’t until after the process of checking in, transferring the data, then I definitely realized who he was,” he said.
When asked about how he discovered emails, videos, and text messages on the laptop, he replied that his job was to do a data recovery but the condition of the laptop was not stable, prompting him to verify the data so that it was transferred properly.
Mac Isaac hasn’t been paid for the data recovery services and the laptop was never retrieved by the owner.
In the process of verifying the data, he said he saw some things that initially he believed to be of “personal nature” but weeks later, after Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden announced his candidacy, he thought that the laptop’s content became a national concern.
Mac Isaac said that as time progressed, he realized that some events and names that appeared in the media were related to the data he had observed on the laptop, and he felt that some of the laptop’s contents could be criminal material that needed to be shown to the authorities.
He initially reached out to his father, who had been in the military for thirty years. His father contacted the FBI in Albuquerque, who denied intervention and told him to seek out legal assistance. He said that the FBI then reached out to his father and notified him that if someone came back looking for the laptop, he should stall that person.
When the New York Post published the Hunter Biden story, videos and photos were taken down by Twitter, which alleged that hacking was involved. U.S. Intelligence agencies later confirmed that they had no evidence of it being a product of Russian disinformation. Hunter Biden acknowledged on Dec. 9 that he is undergoing a federal investigation that started in 2018.
Mac Isaac recently had to close down due to claims that he was a “hacker.”
“There’s been several times where I thought this nightmare was over. And to turn around and just discover it to get deeper and deeper,” he said. “The Russian and the hacking labeling has definitely had a negative impact on my character. And my business is destroyed, it’s hard in my industry to come back from getting that kind of label.”
He thinks that being labeled as a hacker is a death sentence in his business and that the truth is being filtered: “I think that it’s hard to get the truth out when the truth is being filtered. And that hasn’t helped my credibility if people only hear one side of the story.”
Mac Isaac filed a lawsuit against Twitter, but it was dismissed by a district judge.
When asked why he didn’t take the data in question to local media or the police department, he answered that he felt it was necessary to hand it to the FBI and DOJ.
He added that it was disappointing to see how people were reluctant to hear evidence of potential misconduct by the Biden family. “I think it’s a combination of, you know, a country that’s so paranoid of being fed misinformation all the time that it was probably hard for people to take it seriously, especially in the climate with other things going on in the world.”