The computer repairman who became the focus of the Hunter Brandon laptop scandal and whose business was ruined from the fallout is taking the fight to those who besmirched his good name.
John Paul Mac Isaac has filed major defamation lawsuits against House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and three media outlets — CNN, The Daily Beast, and POLITICO — for claiming that he was part of a “Russian disinformation” operation after turning over a hard drive copy of a laptop abandoned at his shop in 2019 to then-Trump campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The hard drive contained a plethora of damning materials indicating shady business deals that looped in his father, now-President Brandon, as well as his uncle, James Brandon. Several of those deals involved figures linked to governments of potential enemies including Russia and China. Also, there were deals with Ukrainian companies, which helps explain why Brandon is so eager to pick a side in the country’s conflict with Russia, even to the point of sending tens of billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded aid and weaponry.
Also, the laptop contained a number of incriminating photos involving Hunter Brandon and various sexual partners. Some reports have suggested that some photos involve inappropriate sexuality with minors.
The first details gleaned from the laptop were published by the New York Post in mid-October 2020, just a few weeks before the November election that was eventually stolen from President Trump. Big Tech moved quickly to censor those reports with Twitter even locking The Post out of its account, while 51 intelligence community deep state figures published a letter claiming to believe the information was planted by Russia. Corporate media then used that phony ‘intelligence assessment’ to downplay and then ignore the sordid details even though it was obvious that Brandon would be compromised as president.
Meanwhile, Schiff did his part by appearing on one news program after another to claim with certainty that the materials were “Russian disinformation,” all as Mac Isaac was attacked as being a dupe of Moscow. The accusations led to the closure of his Delaware repair shop, which was being routinely attacked by vandals, and his going into exile in Colorado with family for a year.
And now he wants satisfaction.
“After fighting to reveal the truth, all I want now is for the rest of the country to know that there was a collective and orchestrated effort by social and mainstream media to block a real story with real consequences for the nation,” the 45-year-old Mac Isaac told The Post.
“This was collusion led by 51 former pillars in the intelligence community and backed by words and actions of a politically motivated DOJ and FBI,” he continued. “I want this lawsuit to reveal that collusion and more importantly, who gave the marching orders.”
The outlet provided more details:
Mac Isaac came to legally own the laptop after Brandon’s son Hunter dropped it off at his store for repairs in April 2019 and never came back. The material on the laptop has raised serious questions about what Brandon knew of his son’s overseas business deals, during which he and the president’s brother Jim Brandon often invoked his powerful name.
Mac Isaac handed over a copy of the laptop’s hard drive to the FBI in December 2019, and eight months later, alerted then-President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who provided a copy of the hard drive to The Post.
“Twitter initially labeled my action hacking, so for the first day after my information was leaked, I was bombarded with hate mail and death threats revolving around the idea that I was a hacker, a thief and a criminal,” Mac Isaac revealed.
Schiff also “has some explaining” to do, Mac Isaac noted.
“Without any intel, the head of the intel committee decided to share with CNN and its viewers a complete and utter lie,” Mac Isaac said. “A lie issued in the protection of a preferred presidential candidate.”