‘Not a Federal Issue’: Hunter Biden Laptop Repairman Says FBI ‘Didn't Seem Interested' in Hard Drive
08:17 GMT 18.05.2022 (Updated: 11:22 GMT 18.05.2022)
Apple repair shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, tells in his memoirs, 'American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth', due to be released on 22 November 2022, how his life changed after a fateful encounter on 12 April 2019 when Hunter Biden entered his store requesting data recovery from one of his liquid-damaged laptops.
John Paul Mac Isaac, the Delaware computer repairman
who serviced Hunter Biden's now-notorious laptop in April 2019, has revealed how the FBI “didn't seem interested” in reviewing the hard drive from the MacBook Pro.
In an excerpt for Fox News Digital from his book, 'American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth', which is due to be published in November 2022 by Liberatio Protocol, Isaac narrated his father's encounter with a "two-tiered justice system" over his controversial findings.
After an “inebriated” Hunter Biden
“stumbled” into Isaac’s now-shuttered The Mac Shop in Wilmington, Delaware, seeking data recovery from one of his liquid-damaged laptops, but failed to come back for the Mac Pro, events were set in motion that dramatically changed the repairman's life.
As Hunter Biden’s father, Democrat Joe Biden, announced his intention to run as president of the United States, the computer expert started to feel concern for his own safety over revealing contents of Hunter’s hard drive, prompting him to turn the laptop over to the FBI. It was only later that Isaac alerted the then-President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to the existence of the trove of documents, who, in turn, provided a copy of the hard drive to The New York Post, which broke the story in October 2020.
In the excerpt from the book cited by Fox News Digital, John Paul Mac Isaac described how he was waiting to hear from his father who had set off to the FBI on 8 October 2019 to turn over the contents found on the laptop.
However, when Mac Isaac finally received the call, his father claimed there had been an apparent lack of interest on the part of the FBI field office in the laptop hard drive he was offering.
"He left the drive and the signed service order in his car’s glove compartment, then walked into the FBI’s field office armed with his military ID and a business card," Mac Isaac wrote.
According to the Scottish-American computer seller, his father had baulked at signing the form he was handed by the receptionist and instead wrote "sensitive" on it. He then purportedly waited for about two minutes before he was directed to a small room "divided by a thick plexiglass window and a counter."
"My father sat down, and the receptionist opened a door on the other side of the plexiglass for a man holding the not-completed form … The agent sat down across from my father and asked, ‘Why did you refuse to fill in the form?'," Mac Isaac recalled.
The excerpt cited by the outlet said that Mac Isaac’s father told the agent he "didn’t feel comfortable putting down information" when he wasn’t sure who would see it.
"How about you let me decide who gets to see what?" the agent responded, according to the memoirs.
"My father went on to explain the events and his concerns for my safety, mentioning that because I had seen content that was pornographic as well as geopolitically sensitive, my life could be in danger because of what people might do to make any potential public embarrassment disappear," wrote Mac Isaac in his book.
But according to him, this failed to elicit any interest, with the agent asking Mac Isaac's father whether there was a "specific threat" to his son's life. After being told that there was no immediate threat, the book relates that the agent told the repairman’s father that the agency "doesn't get involved in state matters" and that "this isn’t a federal issue".
Mac Isaac's father purportedly refused to give up that easily, and told the agent that his son had "the laptop of the son of a presidential candidate" and that it "has a lot of bad stuff on it, and he needs your help."
The FBI agent asked whether there was child porn on the hard drive of the abandoned laptop.
"I don’t think so… My son didn’t go into detail. Why would you ask me that?" responded Mac Isaac’s father. "You said there was pornography… What else did your son see?" the agent allegedly retorted.
"Dealing with foreign interests, a pay-for-play scheme linked to the former administration, lots of foreign money," was the reply.
John Paul Mac Isaac recalled in his book that the agent "didn’t seem interested" and instead asked his father how his son had come into possession of the laptop.
The FBI agent was then told that John Paul Mac Isaac owned a laptop repair shop and that the computer had been dropped off by Hunter Biden and never picked up. Mac Isaac said his father offered to provide the agent with a copy of the laptop's drive and a copy of the contract signed by Hunter. The paperwork proved that property not retrieved from the shop past 90 days could be claimed by Mac Isaac.
"I want to see the paperwork. I don’t want to touch the drive. Go out to your car and retrieve just the paperwork," the agent allegedly said. According to the repairman, the agent made a copy of the paperwork, left the room, and on returning, told his father:
"I consulted with a regional legal officer, and he suggested you should get a lawyer."
He also told Mac Isaac's father that he "may be in possession of something you don’t own", adding: "You better lawyer up and don’t talk to anyone about this… I don’t have anything else for you."
Mac Isaac wrote that his father "sat there, disgusted, until the agent coldly reminded him where the door was."
"Neither of us knew what to think. Maybe this was our first-hand experience with a two-tiered justice system – by which ordinary citizens get the book thrown at them for petty crimes (or, in our case, disrespectfully dismissed) and the rich and powerful get white-glove treatment. Maybe this was one bad agent not wanting to touch this case with a 10ft pole. Either way, we were sure that we were now on someone’s radar and were in a worse situation than before," he said in his memoirs.
The contents of Hunter Biden's laptop, including compromising emails, naked photos and graphic videos have since been released to the public
The trove of documents, shedding light on the shady overseas business dealings of Hunter Biden and suggesting he may have peddled access to his father, then vice-president, are now being used in an ongoing Justice Department investigation of suspected tax fraud, money-laundering and foreign lobbying violations by the younger Biden
- with some implicating the present POTUS.
Originally dismissed as "Russian disinformation" by mainstream media outlets and US officials, it was recently confirmed by The New York Times that the laptop had been “authenticated by people familiar with” the emails in the cache on the computer’s drive.