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Hunter Biden laptop whistleblower says he’s ‘not surprised’ New York Times has yet to report story

The ex-computer shop owner who alerted feds of incriminating content on Hunter Biden’s laptop in 2020 says he’s ‘not surprised’ The New York Times has yet to report the story – despite recent revelations aired by Elon Musk in his so-called ‘Twitter files.’

John Paul Mac Isaac delivered the comment to DailyMail.com in an interview Sunday, two days after Musk shared a trove of emails published by journalist Matt Taibbi that looked to show Twitter execs attempting to suppress reporting on the story in the run up to the 2020 election – all at the behest of the Biden campaign.

The barrage of tweets, tauntingly titled the ‘Twitter Files’, saw the site’s new CEO accuse his predecessors of engaging in collusion with Biden’s team – publishing internal emails from the company that supported those claims.

At the time, The Times refused to report on the scandal, calling the claims ‘unsubstantiated’ – a stance it has since maintained even after’s Musk’s massive evidence dump. 

On Saturday, Musk blasted the paper and other left-leaning outlets for its refusal to cover the ongoing firestorm, branding the Times in particular an ‘unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians.’

Other left-leaning outlets including CBS News, ABC, and The Washington Post are also yet to cover the ‘Twitter Files’, despite their contents causing a sensation among American conservatives and free-speech advocates across the globe. 

Now, Mac Isaac, the owner of the since-shuttered Delaware Mac Shop where an ‘inebriated’ Hunter brought the laptop in 2019, says the paper’s decision to abstain from filing a story is likely ‘its master’s bidding’ – with the master being the Biden Administration. 

Files found in Biden's personal computer included emails showing shady business dealings by Viden, with foreign officials, and texts that showed him using the 'N-word' and accidentally overpaying a prostitute $25,000 from an account linked to his dad

John Paul Mac Isaac, the computer shop owner who alerted feds of incriminating content on Hunter’s laptop in 2020 says he’s ‘not surprised’ The New York Times has yet to report the story and that it was likely acting on orders from the Biden campaign 

 

It comes two days after Musk published a trove of emails that looked to show Twitter execs attempting to suppress reporting on the story in the run up to the 2020 election, at the behest of the Biden campaign

It comes two days after Musk published a trove of emails that looked to show Twitter execs attempting to suppress reporting on the story in the run up to the 2020 election, at the behest of the Biden campaign

On Saturday, Musk blasted paper for its refusal to cover the ongoing firestorm, branding it an 'unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians'

On Saturday, Musk blasted paper for its refusal to cover the ongoing firestorm, branding it an ‘unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians’

Speaking to DailyMail.com Sunday, 45-year-old Mac Isaac said he feels ‘vindicated’ following Musk’s expose, after he was forced to shutter his 10-year-old store after coming forward with the laptop claims in 2020.

At the time, Mac Issacs unsuccessfully sued Twitter for defamation after execs called his claims inaccurate, forcing him pay $175,000 to cover the social media giant’s legal fees.

‘I feel vindicated,’ the former store owner, who has since penned a successful book about the ordeal, said. ‘My only wish is that Elon had bought Twitter during my lawsuit.’

Of Musk’s evidence dump – which contained leaked emails that showed senior staffers at the site had been acting on orders when it censored posts on the platform in October 2020 – Mac Issac said it ‘begs the question’ of whether Biden and Twitter had been in cahoots in the weeks prior to the presidential election. 

One of the tweets requested to be deleted by the DNC was about Hunter smoking crack and a committing a sex act. A second tweet was a link to Hunter Biden weighing and using drugs, and another link to a Hunter Biden sex tape

One of the tweets requested to be deleted by the DNC was about Hunter smoking crack and a committing a sex act. A second tweet was a link to Hunter Biden weighing and using drugs, and another link to a Hunter Biden sex tape

'More to review from the Biden team,' one staffer wrote on October 24, days ahead of the presidential election, listing five tweets. 'Handled,' another replied hours later. Three of the tweets the Biden camp demanded be deleted contained 'Hunter Biden porn' and photos of Biden's genitalia, from the abandoned laptop, it has been claimed

‘More to review from the Biden team,’ one staffer wrote on October 24, days ahead of the presidential election, listing five tweets. ‘Handled,’ another replied hours later. Three of the tweets the Biden camp demanded be deleted contained ‘Hunter Biden porn’ and photos of Biden’s genitalia, from the abandoned laptop, it has been claimed

In one of these emails, sent just ten days after The New York Post first broke the laptop story, Twitter staffers were asked to ‘review’ five tweets deemed problematic by ‘the Biden team.’

‘More to review from the Biden team,’ that staffer’s redacted correspondence read – garnering a reply hours later from another Twitter employee – one that assured the worker the task had been ‘handled.’     

The emails seemed to substantiate claims made by Mac Issac, a Scottish-American who often dons a green Balmoral cap, suggesting he may have been the victim of a politically motivated attack by the federal government - culminating in a harassment campaign and his financially taxing courtroom loss

The emails seemed to substantiate claims made by Mac Issac, a Scottish-American who often dons a green Balmoral cap, suggesting he may have been the victim of a politically motivated attack by the federal government – culminating in a harassment campaign and his financially taxing courtroom loss

That same day, another email reveals that there was an additional complaint from the DNC and two more tweets were deleted. 

The emails seem to substantiate claims made by Mac Issac suggesting he may have been the victim of a politically motivated attack by the federal government, as well as a sprawling censorship effort all culminating with his financially taxing courtroom loss.

The New York Post broke the story of the contents of the laptop in October 2020, shortly before the supposed suppression effort detailed in the leaked emails.

Files found in Biden’s personal computer included emails showing shady business dealings by the current US president’s son with foreign officials, and texts that showed him repeatedly using the ‘N-word’ and accidentally overpaying a prostitute $25,000 from an account linked to his dad.

It also uncovered a 2015 effort by Biden to set up a meeting between Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser at a Ukrainian energy firm, and then-vice President Joe Biden, and other instances of Biden looking to cash in on his family connections.

After the Post broke the story of the laptop’s contents, Mac said the in-person threats got so bad, that he had to enlist local police to provide him with round-the-clock protection.

‘There were multiple situations where people came in and you could tell they were not there to have a computer fixed,’ Mac Isaac said.

‘If there were not other people in the shop, I don’t know what would have happened,’ he told The Post at the time. ‘I was having vegetables, eggs, dog s–t thrown at the shop every morning.

‘I had to have a Wilmington trooper parked in front of my shop all the time.’

The store, founded by Mac Isaac in 2010, went under after reports of incriminating content on the laptop surfaced in October 2020

The store, founded by Mac Isaac in 2010, went under after reports of incriminating content on the laptop surfaced in October 2020

Eventually, after weeks of being approached and harassed by multiple mysterious figures, Mac Isaac was forced to close down the shop and flee the state in November 2020. 

He subsequently spent nearly a year holed up in Colorado with his family, during which time he lost his decade-old business.

In December 2020, Mac Issac applied for unemployment, and said he was met with pushback from government officials that left him unable to get his entitled benefits. 

‘I would open up a case, wouldn’t hear anything, then open another case, then open another case – and then I was told to stop opening up cases,’ Mac Isaac said.  

‘And they would keep closing these cases.’

As bills piled up, Mac Isaac, unable to obtain his benefits, was forced to dip into his 401K, he told the outlet in an interview Saturday.  

A year later, after still not receiving any cash, the computer whiz sent a strongly worded letter to Delaware State Senator Chris Coons, asking the politician if the state’s refusal to pay him out was the result of a politically motivated attack, possibly from the federal level.

‘I would hate to think that I was singled out in a politically motivated attack. If a state agency was weaponized to punish a perceived political enemy, the country has a right to know,’ he told Democrat Coons.

Mac Isaac says he received his backlogged benefits soon after, but told The Post that the sum he received still ended up short several thousand dollars.

Three months prior, in September 2021, Mac Isaac also received what he perceived as threats from the IRS, demanding a supposedly overdue $57 from a 2016 tax return. 

‘I got an invoice on September 6, 2021, for a tax return in 2016. I took it to an accountant friend of mine who said they don’t go back that far unless they’re looking for something,’ Mac Isaac said. He told the Post that he sent the agency the $57 almost immediately.

‘We have all seen how weaponized the IRS has become over the last decade, so I wasn’t about to pick a fight,’ he said.

Speaking to The Post, Mac Isaac refused to accuse the Biden family directly, but conceded that he the actions by the government agencies felt retaliatory.

‘I think it looks rather fishy,’ Mac Isaac, a Scottish-American who often dons a green Balmoral cap, said. 

‘I have been punished for my actions on so many levels both to hurt me personally and to set an example for anyone else that might try to blow the wrong whistle.’

Mac Isaac then revealed that the situation worsened after he sued Twitter in December 2020, after the social media had censored initial reports concerning the contents of the laptop, deeming them to be misinformation.

Facebook also allegedly suppressed posts that shared reports of Mac Isaac’s findings.

The defamation suit filed in federal court demanded Twitter execs fork of half a billion dollars for falsely deeming the reports to be inaccurate – consequently harming the computer fixer’s reputation – and was ultimately dismissed by a Florida judge with prejudice six months later.  

As part of the court’s ruling, Mac Isaac was ordered to pay the Twitter’s legal bills for the proceedings, which amounted to an astronomical $175,000.

Mac Isaac told The Post that he does not believe he will be able to accumulate such a sum, and that ‘bankruptcy looks like my only option.’  

He also told the paper that even after social media began allowing reports regarding the laptop – which have all been deemed authentic – he remained censored on other big tech platforms, including Facebook and YouTube.

At the time, Mac Isaac also accused YouTube of ‘shadow-banning’ his content covering his findings, meaning they allowed the computer man’s videos to remain on the site, but effectively hid them from users by not including the videos in their normal algorithms.

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