Joe Biden’s scandal-ridden son, Hunter Biden, has been served with a defamation lawsuit by John Paul Mac Isaac, a former computer repair shop owner who was formerly in possession of the infamous “laptop from hell.”
The federal lawsuit, which was personally served on Hunter Biden last week, seeks damages in excess of $75,000. Mac Isaac hired a private investigator to find Hunter in California and serve him with the lawsuit filed in May last year and also names Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), CNN, and Politico as defendants. The Daily Beast was also initially sued in the case but was later dropped after apologizing for referring to the laptop as “stolen.”
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Mac Isaac and his lawyer, Brian Della Rocca, claim that Hunter Biden instructed his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, to seek a criminal investigation as revenge for being served with the lawsuit. They allege Hunter Biden is attempting to intimidate the plaintiff and his lawyers and that the criminal investigation was a direct reaction to the service of the lawsuit.
Lowell’s targets for prosecution include Mac Isaac, Rudy Giuliani, and Robert Costello, all of whom Lowell accuses of attempting to use the laptop’s contents against Joe Biden.
The letters sent by Lowell accuse Mac Isaac of “unlawfully” accessing Hunter Biden’s personal data after the laptop was abandoned at Mac Isaac’s store in 2019. Hunter Biden has previously denied that the computer belonged to him and even suggested that it could have been stolen or hacked by Russian intelligence. However, it is now evident that Lowell’s letters are an unqualified admission that the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden before he abandoned it.
When Hunter Biden spoke to the corporate media in April 2021, he could only sputter the standard Democratic talking points that had been established. At the time, he said, “There could be a laptop out there that was stolen from me. It could be that I was hacked. It could be that it was then — that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”
Lowell wrote that Mac Isaac’s “intentional, reckless, and unlawful conduct allowed for hundreds of gigabytes of Mr. Biden’s personal data, without any discretion, to be circulated around the Internet.” Legal analysts have said Mac Isaac became the legal owner of the computer and its hard drive after Hunter Biden dropped it off to be repaired in April 2019 and failed to return to reclaim it despite numerous attempts by Mac Isaac to contact him.
Mac Issac maintains that he will not be intimidated by threats and will maintain his effort to clear his name.