Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, CNN, The Daily Beast, and Politico were all hit with a lawsuit yesterday by the man who turned in Hunter Biden’s laptop to the FBI. John Paul Mac Isaac claims in his suit that Schiff and the others falsely accused him of peddling Russian disinformation.
His attorney Brian Della Rocca said Mac Isaac is seeking “at least $1 million in compensatory damages and punitive damages which will be the much bigger number and will be determined at trial” because his client has “suffered immensely at the false statements spread about those who brought the information on Hunter Biden’s laptop to everyone’s attention.”
“He has lost his business, friendships, and his honorable standing in his community. This lawsuit is to attempt to repair a small portion of that damage caused by the defendants in the suit We intend to show that their actions were intentionally malicious,” he added.
Mac Isaac said: “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.
“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.
“I want this lawsuit to reveal that collusion and more importantly, who gave the marching orders.
“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.
“Schiff has some explaining to do.
“Without any intel, the head of the intel committee decided to share with CNN and its viewers a complete and utter lie.
“A lie issued in the protection of a preferred presidential candidate.
“The fight to get to the bottom of who told everyone this was Russian disinformation is far more important for the nation than me clearing my name.
The suit claims CNN knowingly broadcast a “false and defamatory story” that the laptop was linked to a Russian disinformation campaign.
In the interview with Wolf Blitzer, Schiff said:
“Well, we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin.
“That’s been clear for well over a year now that they’ve been pushing this false narrative about the Vice President and his son.”
“CNN’s broadcast of the false statement accuses the Plaintiff of committing an infamous crime, i.e., treason by working with the Russians to commit a crime against the United States of America by attempting to undermine American democracy and the 2020 Presidential election,” the suit states.
“The article was written by journalist Natasha Bertrand, who seemingly has a history of transforming speculation into fact in the stories upon which she reports,” the suit says about Politico.
— New York Post (@nypost) May 3, 2022