Hunter Biden's 'Laptop from Hell' Repairman: My Life Has Been 'Turned Upside Down'
John Paul Mac Isaac says bankruptcy looms
The repairman who discovered the contents of Hunter Biden's notorious “laptop from hell” says his life has been turned upside down by private citizens, tech giants, and federal agencies after he went public.
45-year-old John Paul Mac Isaac said he received death threats after the bombshell revelations and noted a Wilmington state trooper had to maintain a constant presence outside of his shop in Trolley Square.
There were multiple situations where people came in and you could tell they were not there to have a computer fixed.
And if there were not other people in the shop, I don’t know what would have happened.
I was having vegetables, eggs, dog s–t thrown at the shop every morning.
Isaac said Hunter Biden dropped the computer off at his shop on April 12, 2019, for a “data recovery."
He added that he called Biden the next day to inform him the recovery was completed.
“I became concerned over some of the content I was viewing,” Mac Isaac said.
He informed the FBI of the device before bringing it to former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani.
The New York Post came into possession of the laptop’s contents and published a series of reports on them in October 2020.
“The laptop reportedly contained emails detailing Hunter Biden’s businesses with Burisma, a Ukrainian natural gas company, and potential business deals with a Chinese energy company,” Breitbart News reported.
As the New York Post reported at the time:
Mac Issac said circumstances surrounding his involvement with the laptop devolved into such chaos that he had to close his shop and noted that on November 5, 2020 — just two days after the presidential election — he took off for Lakewood, Colorado.
The 45-year-old says he stayed there with his family for about a year and took classes in woodworking.
Isaac applied for unemployment in December of 2020, but cases were repeatedly closed, and he had to use his 401k funds to cover bills.
He then sent a letter to Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), a close ally of President Joe Biden, last December.
“I would hate to think that I was singled out in a politically motivated attack. If a state agency was weaponized to punish a perceived political enemy, the country has a right to know,” he wrote to Coons, according to the Post.
Following the letter, he began receiving unemployment funds, though he says it ended up being a few thousand short of what he was owed.
Isaac sued Twitter over the platform’s censorship of stories regarding Hunter Biden’s laptop, the Post reported.
A Florida judge dismissed the case with prejudice and ordered Mac Isaac to cover Twitter’s legal fees, which he says is in the ballpark of $175,000.
“Bankruptcy looks like my only option,” he tells the Post, noting he now does odd jobs.
“A buddy of mine does estate clean outs, manual labor.
"I helped a neighbor redo their porch and I’m trying to do more with woodworking.”
As Brietbart noted:
Isaac received an IRS invoice regarding his tax return from 2016, which he took as a threat.
When he showed it to an accountant pal, his friend noted that the agency does not “go back that far unless they’re looking for something,” Mac Isaac says.
He swiftly paid the sum of nearly $60, the Post reports.
He noted that he had seen the progressive weaponization of the IRS over the past decade and decided not to contest the agency.
Throughout 2021, Mac Isaac says Facebook censored his posts on the platform, leading to a suspension in September before he successfully appealed the determination, the Post reports.
The former computer technician now finds himself in uncharted territory.
He has written a book chronicling his life since the laptop’s revelations went public, but he has not found a publisher willing to work with him, the Post notes.
Though his life has been upended, he says he would do it again.
“If I had the choice to do it again, I would absolutely do it again,” he told the Post.
“I was raised since 9/11 to believe if you see something, you say something.”