A Delaware computer store owner has recalled the moment when Hunter Biden drunkenly stumbled into his shop seeking repair of three broken MacBooks.
John Paul Mac Isaac, owner of The Mac Shop, said Biden, wreaking of alcohol, came into the now-shuttered Wilmington store just before closing on a Friday in April 2019.
Biden wanted Isaac to recover data off of three MacBook laptops that had suffered liquid damage, the computer store owner recalled in his upcoming book American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth. He previewed the book in an op-ed published by The New York Post on Friday.
DailyMail.com a copy of the hard drive from Biden’s abandoned laptop in the spring of 2021. However, we were censored by social media when reporting its contents.
During the repair, Isaac claims he saw evidence of Biden’s sexual tendencies – from his vulgar computer password to lewd pictures – and potential tax fraud.
‘My password is f**ked up. Don’t be offended!’ Biden allegedly told Isaac before announcing his account was protected with the phrase: ‘analf**k69’.
He also allegedly found photos of Biden sporting a jock strap, sexual images with various women and a ‘shady’ document from 2017 titled ‘income.pdf’ that detailed his salary.
‘At the top were the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. Next to each year was the amount of taxable income earned: $833,000+ in 2013, $847,000+ amended to $1,247,000+ in 2014, $2,478,000+ in 2015,’ Isaac penned in his book. ‘I was blown away. All that money and this a**hole couldn’t spring for a backup drive!’
John Paul Mac Isaac (left), owner of The Mac Shop, said Hunter Biden (right), wreaking of alcohol, came into the now-shuttered Wilmington computer repair store just before closing on a Friday in April 2019
Biden wanted Isaac to recover data off of three MacBook laptops that had suffered liquid damage
Biden came stumbling into the shop ten minutes before closing, Isaac recalled, noting he had ‘no intention of working late’ that day.
‘I leaned back in my chair and closed my eyes. My vision of leaving the shop quickly faded as the door chime sounded. As was usual for this time of day, I thought: ‘What kind of person expects quality service right before closing time?” he wrote.
The attorney turned artist stumbled into the shop carrying three laptops. Isaac said he fumbled as he tried to sit at the repair bar counter.
‘I’m glad you’re still open,’ Biden allegedly said. ‘I just came from the cigar bar, and they told me about your shop, but I had to hurry because you close at seven.’
Isaac, seemingly frustrated by another customer who ‘thinks the world revolves around them,’ responded: ‘You made it just in time.’
Isaac detailed the encounter in his forthcoming book American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth
‘I need the data recovered off these, but they all have liquid damage and won’t turn on,’ Biden said.
‘Well, let’s get you checked in and see what’s going on,’ Isaac answered, noticing how one computer was sporting a Beau Biden Foundation sticker.
The repair tech, unaware of who he was speaking with, then asked Biden for this first name.
‘Hunter,’ he said, prompting the request for his surname.
Isaac claims Biden ‘looked at me funny, as if I were from another country and how dare I not know who he was?’
‘Ah, Biden,’ he responded.
As he inputted Biden’s contact information into the system, Isaac said he remembered that the attorney had lost his brother a few years prior.
‘I felt a little bad for him,’ he recalled. ‘Maybe the Mac with the sticker belonged to his now-deceased brother, and it would bring closure to have access to those memories trapped inside.’
Isaac said that on ‘any other night’ he would’ve collected the computers and started working on them the next day, but due to his ‘misplaced compassion’ decided to start his troubleshooting that evening.
‘One at a time, I performed a quick inspection of the machines,’ he explained, revealing that one device had such extensive liquid damage that it was a ‘complete write-off.’
Another device, the one protected with Biden’s crude password, was able to boot up but had an unresponsive keyboard.
Isaac claims he pulled out an external keyboard and asked for Biden’s permission to access the device.
Biden, allegedly slurring his words, started laughing and disclosed his password.
‘My eyes widened a bit, and I told him that maybe it would be best if he tried to log in himself,’ Isaac recalled.
‘Hey, you fixed it!’ Biden responded after Isaac successfully logged on to the device.
The Mac Shop owner than asked Biden if he had his own external keyboard to use with the laptop. The president’s son reportedly starred blankly back at him.
‘Here, you can borrow this one to perform the recovery yourself,’ Isaac told Biden. ‘That way I don’t have to check it in and bill you. Just bring it back when you’re done.’
While conducting the data recovery, Isaac allegedly found photos of Biden sporting a jock strap (pictured), sexual images with various women and a ‘shady’ document from 2017 titled ‘income.pdf’ that detailed his salary
Biden’s laptop also featured sexual images of him with various women, according to Issac
Shortly thereafter, once Biden had apparently left the shop, Isaac pulled the blinds, locked the door and began the recovery process for the third device.
‘Here’s where things started to get interesting,’ Isaac recalled, noting how he had to individually drag each file into the recovery folder.
Hunter is seen in a photo with a crack pipe in his mouth as he sleeps. The photo was recovered from his laptop
‘It took only a few files before I noticed pornography appearing in the right column,’ he wrote. ‘This is a vocational hazard; I’d gotten rather used to and gave it no mind. I was a little amazed by the sheer quantity though, and by the boldness of leaving porn files on one’s desktop.’
He kept sorting through the files until he stumbled upon a risqué image of Biden himself.
‘Oh s**t,’ Isaac thought after seeing a picture of Biden wearing a red scarf and a jock strap. ‘I couldn’t help but chuckle.’
‘How embarrassing! Who on God’s earth would feel comfortable with this lying around on their desktop?’
The computer tech allegedly found multiple photos of Biden, with his ‘salt-and-pepper stubble,’ gazing into a camera as he attempted to ‘look cool while taking a naked selfie’.
‘How many of these does he have?’ Isaac questioned.
He claims he also found sexual pictures of Biden with various women.
‘I decided I’d had enough, that I was no longer going to preview the data. I would just go by the file name and hope for the best,’ Isaac shared. ‘And I tried to work out how to keep a straight face when he returned for the recovery data.’
A photo obtained from Hunter Biden’s laptop shows him lying in a bathtub with a cigarette in his mouth. Biden allegedly had numerous nude photographs on his device
Biden poses for a shirtless selfie. The image was found on his laptop
In addition to pornographic material, Issac claims he found an email from January 2017 discussing Biden’s income.
The correspondence was saved as a PDF document that Biden had seemingly denoted as important.
‘I likely wouldn’t even have noticed it if it hadn’t been tagged with a purple dot,’ Isaac penned, describing how he discovered income.pdf.
‘On a Mac, you can apply tags, or color codes, to files as an organizational aid. It seemed odd that someone who clearly had zero organizational skills would bother tagging this one file purple. It was begging to be clicked open. So I did.’
The document revealed that Biden had reportedly earned taxable income ranging from $833,000 to more than $2.4 million between 2013 and 2015.
‘I read on. Amounts that I could never even have imagined earning were broken down by the year,’ Isaac stated.
‘Then I read: “Since you couldn’t have lived on $550,000 a year, you ‘borrowed’ some money from RSB in advance of payments.” I was speechless. This guy couldn’t live on more than ten times what I earned every year?’
Hunter Biden is pictured with his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, in April 2016
A shocking photo obtained from Hunter’s laptop shows his badly damaged and worn down teeth – also known as ‘meth mouth’ – as he sits in a dentist chair
Isaac, who described the document as ‘shady,’ said it showed that ‘a lot of money had exchanged hands, and it didn’t seem like it had been recorded lawfully.’
‘But what did I know?’ he wrote. ‘Plus, it was none of my business. It wasn’t my job to judge — just to transfer and verify.’
He kept working on the data recovery until the computer’s battery had run out, calling it quits for the night with about 100 gigabytes of data left to sort through.
Isaac planned to finish the data recovery the next day, leaving the laptop to charge overnight. It is unclear if or when he completed the requested task.
The tech expert did note, however, that Biden never returned to collect his devices. After more than a year, he turned the computers over to the FBI.
Files from the laptop are now part of the evidence in Biden’s federal prosecution for alleged tax fraud, money laundering and illegal foreign lobbying.
Also among the files on the laptop are a raft of emails and documents showing Biden’s dealings with Burisma, a Ukrainian gas firm that became the center of President Donald Trump’s first impeachment in December 2019.
The then-president was accused of pushing Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to announce investigations into the Bidens and Burisma for alleged corruption.
Former War Room podcast co-host Jack Maxey gave DailyMail.com a copy of the hard drive from Biden’s abandoned laptop in the spring of 2021.
Extracts from one email published show how Hunter Biden was to be paid $850,000 in part of his arrangement with a Chinese firm
Emails between Hunter and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca, show Schwerin was working on Joe’s taxes. The emails were recovered from Hunter’s laptop
In emails from the hard drive Biden and his business partners make apparent references to now-President Joe Biden’s involvement in a multi-million-dollar deal with Chinese government-linked oil giant CEFC.
One infamous May 2017 email from Biden’s partner James Gilliar, suggested 10 percent of the equity in the deal would go to ‘the big guy’ – a phrase consistently used throughout Biden’s communications to refer to his father, Joe.
Other emails show that Biden and the now-president shared a bank account and paid each other’s bills.
Maxey and his colleagues found ‘450 gigabytes of deleted material’ on the device including 80,000 images and videos and more than 120,000 archived emails.
He told DailyMail.com last month that he intends to post them all online in a searchable database in the coming weeks.
‘I had to get out of town and close the shop’: Computer repairman who handed over Hunter’s laptop reveals he had to flee after he was called a Russian stooge as he sues Adam Schiff and CNN for $1m for saying he was a Russian stooge
The Delaware computer repairman who handed Hunter Biden’s laptop over to authorities – as well as Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani – claimed on Wednesday night that he was forced to flee his hometown and close his shop after media outlets began reporting on its contents.
John Paul Mac Isaac, 45, told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he left his home in Delaware ahead of the 2020 presidential election, the result of accusations levied by numerous publications that he was spreading ‘Russian disinformation.’
‘I had to get out of town before the election,’ he said, adding: ‘I had to close the shop in Delaware.’
Mac Isaac also spoke out against what he called ‘collusion’ by mainstream media outlets that accused him of being a puppet of Russian President Vladimir Putin after the New York Post first published revelations from the laptop in the weeks leading up to the election.
‘The collusion that took place in mid October of 2020 was just astonishing to me,’ Isaac said. ‘I couldn’t believe it, it was just a unilateral decision to all call this Russian disinformation without even deciding if there was going to be collateral damage, which there was.’
‘Initially, people just assumed I was a hacker or a thief mainly because of Twitter labeling the material from the laptop as being hacked, and then banning the subject matter completely,’ he explained.
‘But after 51 [members] of the intelligence community decided to call me [part] of a Russian disinformation campaign, and Adam Schiff went on CNN to follow that up to express his concerns with the rest of the nation, it was pretty much from that point on I was labeled a “stooge” of Putin, and “Putin thanks me for my service.”
Mac Isaac is now suing House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, CNN, Politico and The Daily Beast for spreading the allegations – and is seeking damages of ‘at least $1 million.
John Paul Mac Isaac, 45, told FOX News host Tucker Carlson Wednesday night how he was forced to flee his Delaware hometown ahead of the 2020 presidential election, when he was being accused of spreading Russian disinformation
Mac Isaac said he was forced to close down his laptop repair shop after people started throwing vegetables, eggs and even dog feces at the door
In the lawsuit – which was filed in Montgomery County, Maryland on Tuesday and has been obtained by DailyMail.com, Mac Isaac claims that Rep. Adam Schiff defamed him in an interview two days after the New York Post – and later DailyMail.com – began publishing revelations from the laptop.
In an interview with Wolf Blitzer at the time, Schiff said – without providing any evidence – that he believed ‘the Kremlin’ was behind ‘a smear campaign’ of both then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.
‘Well we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,’ he said.
‘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.’
Mac Isaac now claims in his lawsuit that CNN knowingly broadcast the ‘false and defamatory story,’ which caused him significant damage including the closing of his laptop repair store.
He is also going after the Daily Beast, which claimed the laptop was ‘purloined,’ or stolen, in an article.
Mac Isaac then reportedly sent a cease-and-desist letter to the outlet warning it not to print any false and defamatory information, but no redaction was issued, according to the lawsuit.
Daily Beast then reportedly published another article in December of that year titled ‘The Seeds of Hunter Biden’s Current Legal Woes Were Found on His Stolen Laptop,’ at which point Mac Isaac sent another cease and desist letter, after which the Daily Beast changed its headline.
And, Mac Isaac claims in the lawsuit, Politico also defamed him when it reported that dozens of former intelligence officials believe the laptop was ‘Russian disinfo.’
His attorney, Brian Della Rocca, told the New York Post on Tuesday that Mac Isaac is now seeking ‘at least $1 million in compensatory damages [and] punitive damages, which will be the bigger number and will be determined at trial.’
In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer after the laptop was revealed, Rep. Adam Schiff, left, said – without providing any evidence – that he believed ‘the Kremlin’ was behind ‘a smear campaign’ of both then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.
The Daily Beast also published an article at the time claiming the laptop was stolen
AUTHENTICATING HUNTER’S LAPTOP
DailyMail.com commissioned cyber forensics experts at Maryman & Associates to examine the hard drive to determine its authenticity.
The firm’s founder, Brad Maryman, was a 29-year veteran of the FBI, served as a Chief Information Security Officer and founded the bureau’s cyber forensics unit. His partner, Dr. Joseph Greenfield, is an associate professor at the University of Southern California and helped write their degree program in intelligence and cyber operations.
After an extensive analysis of the hard drive, Greenfield and Maryman produced a report for DailyMail.com detailing their findings.
Using the same forensic tools as federal and state law enforcement in criminal investigations, they found a total of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails and more than 2,000 photos.
– They found emails for multiple accounts on the laptop dating back to 2009, and other data which ‘appears to be related to Mr. Biden’ between 2016 and 2019.
– The report’s findings were consistent with the known timeline for the hard drive. A Wilmington, Delaware computer store work order with Hunter’s signature shows he left his 2017 MacBook Pro laptop there on April 12, 2019.
– The Maryman & Associates report said the original ‘Macintosh HD’ drive was created on March 28, 2018
– Hunter’s iCloud email address was added to the laptop’s system on October 21 2018, as well as his work email at his firm Rosemont Seneca on February 2 2019.
– The same day, a Gmail address he used to log onto sex cam sites, and another personal Gmail address belonging to Hunter, were also added.
– Beau Biden’s old Gmail account was added on February 7 2019.
– Emails addressed to Hunter’s various email addresses dating from December 2009 to December 2020 were found on the system.
– An iPad with the name ‘Hunter’s iPad’ and three email addresses associated with the Biden family was backed up on the laptop and on iCloud in January 2019 and again a month later.
– Greenfield found 818 call logs in this iPad backup with timestamps from June 2016 to February 2019.
– There were 8,942 entries in the iPad’s contacts book, created between April 2016 and January 2019.
– In February 2019 an iPhone XS was also synced with the laptop. Its serial number was consistent with the timestamps of the data on the phone.
In conclusion, ‘The operating system timestamps appear to be authentic, and no evidence was found to suggest that the timestamps or data were altered or manufactured,’ the report said. ‘No indications were found that would suggest the data was manufactured.’
The lawsuit states that Mac Isaac was forced to close down his computer repair shop near the Biden family homes in Greenville, Delaware following the reporting accusing him of spreading Russian disinformation – when people started throwing eggs, vegetables and even dog feces at his door.
He then reportedly went into exile in Colorado for a year.
‘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 an the 2020 Presidential election,’ the lawsuit states.
As a result, Della Rocca told the Post: ‘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,’ he continued. ‘We intend to show that their actions were intentionally malicious.’
Mac Isaac, meanwhile, told the Post: ‘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,’ he added, noting: ‘I want this lawsuit to reveal that collusion and more importantly, who gave the marching orders.’
He is being backed financially in his efforts by The America Project, a nonprofit founded by Trump loyalists Army Gen. Michael Flynn, his brother Joe Flynn and businessman Pat Byrne.
‘[We are] honored to sponsor John Paul Mac Isaac in his fight against the injustice that has been done to him when the political elite coordinated with the leftist news media claiming the Hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation – which was a blatant lie,’ the retired general told the Post.
‘The synchronized efforts of these parties to wield their words like weapons are evident through years long continuous coverage that led to extreme backlash against JP and the closing of his business.’
Mac Isaac first acquired the laptop in 2019 when Hunter dropped it off at his store and never returned to get it.
He then turned it over to the FBI, and eight months later, Mac Isaac gave a copy of its hard drive to Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
Giuliani then reportedly leaked documents and photos from the drive to the New York Post, and also gave a whole copy of the drive to Trump advisor Steve Bannon and his podcast co-host Jack Maxey.
By the spring of 2021, DailyMail.com hired Brad Maryman, an expert who founded the FBI’s cyber forensics unit, and his firm Maryman & Associates to analyze the laptop.
Their report showed the laptop was real. From then on, DailyMail.com began to reveal its sordid and potentially incriminating contents over the following year.
Using the same forensic tools as federal and state law enforcement in criminal investigations, Maryman & Associates found a total of 103,000 text messages, 154,000 emails and more than 2,000 photos on the hard drive.
Mac Isaac is now suing CNN, the Daily Beast, Politico and Rep. Adam Schiff in a defamation suit seeking damages of ‘at least $1 million’
Among those files were documents showing Hunter was paid a $1million retainer in 2017 to represent his business partner Patrick Ho, who was being prosecuted by the US government.
Other documents show CEFC wired the Biden family a total $5million.
One startling email also indicates that the president could have been involved in Hunter’s business dealings with the Chinese.
In September 2017 Hunter was planning to open a new office for his multi-million-dollar joint venture with CEFC at the House of Sweden, a Georgetown building home to the Swedish embassy.
He wrote to a building manager: ‘please have keys made available for new office mates: Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Jim Biden, Gongwen Dong (Chairman Ye CEFC emissary).
‘I would like the office sign ton [sic] reflect the following: The Biden Foundation, Hudson West (CEFC US).’
‘We are very excited and honored to welcome your new colleagues!’ the manager replied.
Those documents are now being used in a federal investigation of suspected tax fraud, money laundering and foreign lobbying violations by Hunter Biden.
But originally several mainstream publications suggested the laptop was Russian disinformation, with even President Biden suggesting such.
In a 60 Minutes interview shortly before the 2020 presidential election, Biden said he believed that Giuliani, who has touted the laptop around various media outlets seeking publicity, was being used by Russia.
‘From what I’ve read and know, the intelligence community warned the president that Giuliani was being fed disinformation from the Russians,’ Biden said.
‘And we also know that Putin is trying very hard to spread disinformation about Joe Biden.
‘And so when you put the combination of Russia, Giuliani, the president, together – it’s just what it is.
Hunter Biden (pictured) dropped off his laptop to Mac Isaac’s shop and never returned for it
‘It’s a smear campaign because he has nothing he wants to talk about. What is he running on? What is he running on?’
Twitter also restricted views to The New York Post’s story about Biden, using information obtained from the laptop.
It said it was banned for potentially coming from ‘hacked materials.’
The claim led Mac Isaac to sue Twitter for $500 million in damages.
He claimed that by invoking the ‘hacked materials prohibition, Twitter ‘created the belief among members of the community that [Isaac]: (1) committed a crime – hacking, (2) was subject to hatred, ridicule, contempt or disgrace – threats of harm and negative business reviews; and (3) was injured to his trade or business as a result – closed his business.’
But a judge ruled in Twitter’s favor and granted its motion to dismiss the case because neither The Post article nor Twitter publicly identified Mac Isaac as providing the laptop at the time, according to Law and Crime.
The court also found that because his lawsuit was aimed at Twitter’s First Amendment right to moderate its own content, it was ‘entitled to an award of attorney’s fees and costs.’
All together, the Post reports, that lawsuit cost Isaac $175,000.