The Delaware computer repair store worker who served as the whistleblower in the Hunter Biden laptop case filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), CNN, the Daily Beast, and Politico, claiming they falsely accused him of promoting Russian disinformation.
Now-former Mac shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac is seeking to clear his name after 18 months of attacks by mainstream media and local residents 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,” Mac Isaac said in a statement to the New York 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.”
Hunter reportedly dropped off the laptop in April 2019 and never returned to pick it up. Mac Isaac shared a copy of the computer’s data with the FBI in December 2019.
In 2020, a copy of the data was obtained by Rudy Giuliani, who at the time served as a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump. Giuliani reportedly shared a copy of the information with the Post ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Mac Isaac became a target of the Left as social media censored stories regarding the Hunter Biden scandal ahead of the election. His store later closed, with the whistleblower claiming that he received hateful messages and death threats.
In March, The Washington Post confirmed the authenticity of the laptop and its contents.
“Thousands of emails purportedly from the laptop computer of Hunter Biden, President Biden’s son, are authentic communications that can be verified through cryptographic signatures from Google and other technology companies, say two security experts who examined the data at the request of The Washington Post,” the outlet reported in a story more than a year after the data’s initial release.
The emails spanned a period from 2009 to 2019 that also included the eight years Joe Biden served as vice president under President Barack Obama.
Some of the messages included business dealings between Hunter Biden and a Chinese energy firm from which he garnered nearly $5 million. The nature of the business communications has led many to push for further investigation into a potential conflict of interest.
The information on Hunter’s laptop also takes on new importance after recent information, reported by The Daily Wire, revealed that Hunter’s closest business partner spent a lot of time visiting the White House between 2009 and 2015. In at least one visit, the business partner apparently even scored a meeting with “the big guy” himself, a reference to Joe Biden found in one of the laptop emails.
New York Post reporters Miranda Devine and Jon Levine laid out the details of that West Wing meeting — along with over a dozen other White House visits that included meetings with aides close to the Bidens — in their most recent report.
The White House visitor logs revealed a number of visits from Eric Schwerin — including a sit-down with then-Vice President Joe Biden — while he was president of the now-defunct investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners.