John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of a Delaware computer repair store was the center of attention after The New York Post published its bombshell report on Hunter Biden’s famously abandoned laptop, back in October of 2020.
The entirety of the liberal media industrial complex along with deep state operatives joined forces to discredit the Post’s reporting, calling it a “Russian Disinformation Campaign,” prior to the 2020 Presidential election.
Issac is now filing lawsuits against Hunter Biden, the Joe Biden 2020 Presidential campaign, House Intelligence Committee Chair, Rep. Adam Schiff, CNN and Politico. The suit was filed in a Delaware state court last week and the eight-count complaint alleges defamation, civil conspiracy, and civil aiding and abetting against the defendants based on statements that they made after the New York Post bombshell was first published.
While Hunter Biden never commented on the story until after the November 2020 Presidential elections, then-candidate Joe Biden, in his limited press appearances at the time, never confirmed if the laptop belonged to his younger son and just like his friends in the mainstream media, discredited The Post’s reporting.
In a CBS interview released in April 2021, Hunter Biden was asked about the ownership of the famous laptop, to which he replied, “I really don’t know what the answer is. I have no idea.” But when pushed on whether the laptop could be his, Hunter responded, “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 the — that it was Russian intelligence. It could be that it was stolen from me.”
Months after it was alleged that a laptop revealed Hunter Biden's business interests in China and Ukraine, the president's son tells Tracy Smith that the laptop "could be" his
Watch the full interview this weekend on #CBSSunday pic.twitter.com/DhtY5IcPeg
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) April 2, 2021
Issac alleges in his lawsuit that despite Hunter’s claims, he was well aware that the laptop belonged to him and that he knowingly left the laptop at Issac’s store on April 12, 2019, and returned after a short time with an external hard drive, asking Issac to transfer the data recovered from the laptop to the external hard drive.
Yet Hunter “knowingly broadcast the false and defamatory information about his laptop to third parties — viewers of the interview” that imputed that Isaac was “involved in one or more crimes including, theft of his laptop, hacking of his laptop, or being part of a plot by Russian intelligence.”
Issac has also sued the “Biden for President Campaign Committee” or BFPCC with a complaint that alleges that the members of the BFPCC claimed the New York Post report was a “Russian disinformation operation.” Senior campaign advisor, Symone Sanders repeated the unverified claims in an interview with MSNBC alleging that if then-President Trump “decides to amplify these latest smears against the vice president and his surviving son, that is Russian misinformation.”
Biden campaign adviser Symone Sanders:
"If the president decides to amplify these latest smears against the vice president and his only living son, that is Russian disinformation." pic.twitter.com/kPR01Q7bbd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 23, 2020
Similarly, Biden’s Deputy Campaign Manager, Kate Bedingfield on behalf of BFPCC made similar allegations, “that what [Trump is] doing here is amplifying Russian misinformation.” And the candidate himself, Joseph R. Biden Jr., the complaint reads, “representing the views of BFPCC,” said, “[t]here are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what he’s accusing me of is a Russian plant. Five former heads of the CIA, both parties, say what he’s saying is a bunch of garbage. Nobody believes it except his good friend Rudy Giuliani.”
Biden’s communications director Kate Bedingfield on October 22, 2020:
"If we see tonight from Donald Trump these attacks on Vice President Biden's family, I think we need to be very, very clear that what he's doing here is amplifying Russian misinformation."
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 31, 2022
The defamation count against BFPCC alleges that the campaign and its employees knew or should have known that the claims of Russian disinformation were false and yet they published these statements that made Issac the subject of “distrust, scorn, ridicule, hatred, and contempt, which continues to this day” implying Isaac “committed an infamous crime, i.e., treason and/or other crimes against the United States of America by participating in a Russian attempt to undermine American democracy and the 2020 Presidential election.”
Issac had previously sued California Democrat Congressman, Rep. Adam Schiff along with CNN, Politico and Daily Beast in a Maryland state court, but voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit. Issac’s attorney Brian Della Rocca confirmed that Issac later entered into a confidential settlement with The Daily Beast and has now filed a new lawsuit against Rep. Schiff, CNN, and Politico along with Hunter and the Biden Campaign.
The claims against Rep. Schiff and CNN stem from the congressman’s appearance on the network to discuss the New York Post reporting where Schiff told CNN host Wolf Blitzer that “we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin.” The suit alleges that Schiff had no evidence about the claims that he made about the bombshell and his statements portray Issac as a Russian agent or a participant in a Russian disinformation campaign.
The complaint against Politico stems from the outlet’s publication of an article headlined, “Hunter Biden Story is Russian Disinfo, Dozens of Former Intel Officials Say.” The article cited the letter signed by over 50 intelligence officials. While the letter itself did not assert that the Post reporting was Russian disinformation, it merely claimed that it had “all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
Issac alleges that by framing the laptop story as an “actual” Russian disinformation in its headline, Politico defamed Issac with his attorney alleging, as the article “clearly identifies the information as coming from Plaintiff.” And alleges that Politico’s reporting implies Isaac was “part of a Russian disinformation campaign” and/or “more specifically a Russian agent.”
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