450GB of Deleted Files Recovered from Hunter Biden's Laptop
Whistleblower who found files flees to Switzerland over fears for safety
A team of experts has recovered roughly 450 gigabytes of deleted files from the hard drive of Hunter Biden's notorious "Laptop from Hell," according to reports.
Jack Maxey, the whistleblower who distributed the drive from the abandoned laptop to the media and lawmakers, says his team has recovered an additional 80,000 images and videos and more than 120,000 archived emails from the computer.
However, he says he's now been forced to flee to Switzerland as he's fearing for his life in the United States.
A year ago, Maxey distributed copies of the hard drive from Hunter's abandoned laptop to the Washington Post, New York Times, Daily Mail, and Senator Chuck Grassley in his role as ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
However, he claims they have all had it since spring 2021 and just sat on it since.
Maxey has been in hiding in Zurich for the past two weeks, working with IT experts to dig out more data from the "Laptop from Hell."
Maxey, a former co-host of ex-Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon's podcast the War Room, claims he and his colleagues have found "450 gigabytes of deleted material" including 80,000 images and videos and more than 120,000 archived emails.
He said he intends to post them all online in a searchable database in the coming weeks.
Hunter abandoned his laptop at a Delaware computer store in 2019.
The owner, John Mac Isaac, gave a copy to Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who passed it on to Maxey.
"I came here so that we could do a forensic examination of Hunter's laptop safely in a country that still respects human liberty and the ideals of liberal democratic principles," he told the Daily Mail.
"I do not believe this would have been possible inside the United States.
"We had numerous attempts on us from trying to do things like this there."
Maxey said that after contacting Daily Mail about the laptop last year, black suburban SUVs appeared outside his house, and former US intelligence officer friends he shared copies with told him they received strange calls.
"I showed this to a friend of mine in desperation in February  because nobody would listen to me.
"No news organizations would take it," he said.
"Very dear friends of mine, the sharp tip of the spear, were making welfare calls to me every day, basically to see if I was still alive."
Maxey claimed one former intelligence agency senior staffer told him soon after he received the hard drive in 2020: "If you don't release enough of this, so that they know you can release all of it, I'm telling you, brother, you're a dead man."
Maxey took their advice in October 2020 and posted batches of emails and other files from the laptop on file-sharing sites.
But after about an hour, the links were taken down.
Maxey said he believes the US government was hunting down files from the laptop posted online and flagged them to the companies.
"There were five drop boxes: two in the United States, one in New Zealand, two in the UK," he said.
"All the same drop boxes in which they tell us child pornography is shared around the globe without any consequence because they can't look at it."
"These are all Five Eyes countries, English-speaking countries in an intelligence-sharing agreement.
"And they were all ripped down.
"So this means that our intelligence services, who still have not even acknowledged that they have Hunter Biden's laptop, were obviously diligently doing cache searches across the internet to find out if any of this stuff was being released.
"That should terrify every single decent person in the West."
Maxey says his team is in the process of preparing to upload the files into an online WikiLeaks-style searchable database.
He hopes to make the entire drive available for public viewing soon.