On Monday, John Paul Mac Isaac, the laptop repairman who allegedly obtained Hunter Biden’s laptop, revealed that he is working alongside Republican lawmakers as they prepare their investigation of the younger Biden after they successfully flipped the House during this month’s midterms.
During a Monday interview with Fox News, Mac Isaac alleged that an FBI agent gave him a “chilling” warning when he first reached out to the bureau after finding the laptop. He recalled telling one agent that he planned to change their names when he published his book.
At this point, Mac Isaac said, “That’s when Agent Mike turned around and told me that, in their experience, nothing ever happens to people that don’t talk about these things.” He believed that it was a veiled threat to keep silent.
“I have been dealing with retaliation from multiple fronts for the past two years when what I did was leaked to the country. I’m expecting it, and I’m going to expect it to continue,” he added to Fox News while promoting his book.
He also said Republicans should hold “the FBI accountable for colluding with our mainstream and social media to block a story, a real story with real consequence” and “get to the bottom of what the Biden family was up to when Joe Biden was vice president.”
On Monday, Chris Clark, a lawyer for Hunter Biden, told CBS News that Mac Isaac didn’t have his client’s “consent to access his computer data or share it with others.” This may be the first time one of Hunter Biden’s lawyers confirmed that he left the laptop at the Delaware computer shop.
Mac Isaac recounted to the New York Post about how Hunter Biden came to his Delaware shop in April 2019 earlier this year.
“I’m glad you’re still open,” Hunter Biden allegedly told him. “I just came from the cigar bar, and they told me about your shop, but I had to hurry because you close at seven.”
“I need the data recovered off these, but they all have liquid damage and won’t turn on,” Mac Isaac recalled him saying.
Mac Isaac’s interview comes after CBS confirmed the authenticity of Hunter Biden’s laptop, nearly two years after the New York Post first posted information sourced from the laptop, just weeks before the 2020 election. Other outlets who reported on the laptop at the time include the Daily Mail which was the only major outlet to have an expert analysis of the laptop, The Epoch Times and others. It’s not clear why CBS decided to publish its report Monday.
After Republicans recaptured the majority in the House, GOP lawmakers indicated they intend to further investigate bank records and whistleblower claims, particularly those that show connections between Hunter Biden and President Joe Biden.
Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the expected chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, told reporters last week that the committee’s investigation won’t be limited to the younger Biden.
“I want to be clear. This is an investigation of Joe Biden. That’s where the committee will focus in this next Congress,” Comer told reporters. “This committee will evaluate the status of Joe Biden’s relationship with his family’s foreign partners and whether he is a president who is compromised or swayed by foreign dollars and influence.”
Comer added that his committee has acquired suspicious activity reports filed by major banks.
The White House alleged that House Republicans are engaging in partisan attacks against Biden’s family, accusing the GOP of trafficking in “long-debunked conspiracy theories.”
“President Biden is not going to let these political attacks distract him from focusing on Americans’ priorities,” Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House Counsel’s office, told news outlets.
The White House has not commented on CBS’s confirmation of the laptop.