With the Hunter Biden laptop saga now being revived as Hunter has admitted to being under federal investigation, the Delaware computer shop owner at the center of the laptop release is speaking out. Shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac released a video defending himself against allegations that he may be a “Russian hacker” or a spy.
Mac Isaac originally turned a copy of the laptop over to Rudy Giuliani after it was seized by the FBI last year and said he was “hired, never paid” to transfer information from a MacBook Pro to an external hard drive. In a 3-minute video posted to YouTube, Mac Isaac said he would never do anything to help Russia.
“For two generations, the Mac Isaac family has fought for the entirety of the Cold War against communism in the ’70s,” he said in the video titled “The Truth” and posted on Dec. 5. “That’s why it’s completely absurd why anyone would ever consider me to be a Russian agent or influenced by Russians. I am proud of my family, I’m proud of my country. I am proud to be an American.”
Mac Isaac also said claims of him being a hacker are just as absurd. “For the record, I am not nor have I ever been a hacker. Those guys make so much more money than I do. I was hired—never paid—to perform a data transfer from a Macbook Pro to an external hard drive,” he said, while showing the invoice with Hunter Biden’s signature at the bottom of the document.
He added, “To imply that I’m a hacker or that information is hacked has an irreversible impact on my business and my character.”
The shop owned by Mac Isaac has since closed after the repairman started receiving death threats, according to his attorney. Mac Isaac’s father is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel and reportedly helped his son share the hard drive with the FBI and later with the media.