Hunter Biden’s laptop repairman harassed, on the verge of bankruptcy
He’s between a rock and a hard drive.
The owner of the Delaware computer repair shop who alerted the FBI to Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop before giving it to Rudy Giuliani says he was harassed by Big Tech, the IRS and other government agencies since, and was now facing bankruptcy.
“I was getting a lot of death threats,” said John Paul Mac Isaac. “I had to have a Wilmington soldier parked outside my store all the time.
“There were several situations where people walked in and you could tell they weren’t there to get a computer fixed. And if there weren’t other people in the store, I don’t know what would have happened,” he told the Post. “I had veggies, eggs, dog poop thrown out at the store every morning.”
Mac Isaac, 45, said his life was turned upside down after the contents of the laptop became public in a series of New York Post reports in October 2020.
The laptop came into Mac Isaac’s possession after the future president’s son dropped it off for repair in April 2019 and never returned. The hard drive contained a wealth of emails, text messages, photos and financial documents between Hunter Biden and his family and associates. Files show a long list of shady business deals around the world with Hunter Biden seeking to cash in on his family and connections.
Things got so bad that Mac Isaac was forced to close the Trolley Square store and flee the state on November 5, 2020. He spent nearly a year locked up with his family in Lakewood, Colorado and spent time in a carpentry school.
When he filed for unemployment in December 2020, Isaac ran into complications with government officials.
“I would open a file, hear nothing, then open another file, then open another file and be told to stop opening files. And they would continue to close those files,” he said. As the bills piled up, Mac Isaac dove into his 401K, but the checks were never received.
In December 2021, the computer scientist sent a pointed letter to Delaware Senator Chris Coons. “I would hate to think that I have been targeted in a politically motivated attack. If a state agency has been armed to punish a perceived political enemy, the country has a right to know,” he warned the colleague. Joe Biden’s Democrat.
Unemployment money came quickly after that, although Mac Isaac insists he still ended up being shortchanged several thousand dollars.
He also received what he perceived to be threats from the federal government.
“I received an invoice on September 6, 2021 for a 2016 tax return. I took it to an accountant friend of mine who said they don’t come back that far unless they look for something,” said said MacIsaac. He paid the $57.75 quickly.
“We’ve all seen how the IRS has become a weapon over the past decade, so I wasn’t about to fight,” he said.
Mac Isaac – a no-frills Scots-American who regularly wears a green Balmoral cap – declined to directly accuse the Biden family, but said he believed such government actions were retaliation.
“I think it looks pretty dodgy,” he said. “I have been punished for my actions on so many levels, both to hurt myself personally and to set an example for anyone who might try to be wrong.”
Things got worse when Mac Isaac sued Twitter over its decision to censor its revelations about Hunter Biden in December 2020. After the Post’s articles were published, Twitter and Facebook decided to delete the information.
The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed by a Florida judge with prejudice six months later – and he was ordered to pay the tech giant’s legal costs – a figure he said was around $175,000.
“Bankruptcy seems to be my only option,” he said, adding that after losing his business, he now mainly supports odd jobs. “A friend of mine does domain cleanups, manual labor. I helped a neighbor redo his porch and am trying to do more with woodworking.
Mac Isaac said that even after social media began allowing Hunter Biden stories to circulate, it remained stuck on various platforms. He accused YouTube of “banning the shadow” from its content, allowing it to remain on the site but removing it from its normal algorithms. Throughout 2021, he said his posts were censored on Facebook, culminating in a 30-day suspension in September, which he successfully appealed.
He wrote a book about his experience from the laptop, but struggled to find a publisher willing to partner with him.
Despite the difficulties, Mac Isaac said he had no regrets.
“If I had the choice to do it again, I would absolutely do it again,” he said. “I’ve been raised since 9/11 to believe that if you see something, you say something.”