Computer repair shop owner who had Hunter Biden laptop raises red flags on recent reports

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John Paul Mac Issac, the owner of the computer repair shop where Hunter Biden dropped off his infamous laptop and never returned for it, is now saying that he knows of reports claiming that 450GB of new “questionable material” was recently uncovered on the hard drive.

He sat down for a number of interviews, including one with Real America’s Voice anchor Ed Henry to discuss the size of the hard drive as compared to what is being touted currently in the way of photos, emails, and evidence concerning Hunter Biden.

Isaac had a number of copies of the hard drive made when the incident occurred. He kept one of the copies and gave another to former Trump attorney Andrew Giuliani.

Isaac says that he considered the hard drive a national security concern that “caused [him] to do a deep dive into the laptop once it became [his] property.” He also said that “During that time, I saw a lot of photos. I did not see a lot of photos that are being reported to be seen.”

“I do know that there have been multiple attempts over the past year and a half to insert questionable material into the laptop as in not physically, but passing it off as misinformation or disinformation as coming from the laptop,” he asserted. “And that is a major concern of mine because I have fought tooth and nail to protect the integrity of this drive.”

Isaac gave a statement to Gateway Pundit that further explained his stance on the matter:

In 2019, Hunter Biden brought 3 damaged laptops into “The Mac Shop”, the repair shop I owned in Delaware, to recover data. Hunter left with 2 of the laptops and the 3rd laptop remained while I attempted to salvage data off of his non-removable SSD.

In order to recover data from the laptop, I had to move files and folders by hand as the laptop would only stay on intermittently. Each time the laptop would shut down, I would reopen it and be forced to view the file contents to verify the recovery; contents I found deeply disturbing.

When Hunter Biden did not return to pick up the third laptop, I attempted to hand it over to the authorities. Eventually, the FBI collected the laptop but seemingly failed to act on its contents. Eventually, I was able to contact Rudy Giuliani’s office and mailed them a copy.

Recent news reports suggest that 450GB of new data has been unearthed from the original hard drive. I can say definitively that this data did not come from the laptop I had in my possession. It would be technologically impossible for 450 gigs of data to come from the original laptop’s 256 gig hard drive.

I cannot comment on the authenticity of the newly released data. There are numerous laptops out there and an iCloud Drive that likely holds information for which I am not privy. It is possible that the newly released files were obtained from one of those other sources.


Only those few individuals who have a copy of the hard drive evidently know what it fully contains. Isaac says that he made a 300GB external drive that was copied to a 500GB hard drive before passing the information onto Giuliani and others.

Computer equipment and a copy of the drive were seized by the FBI from Isaac. Another Hunter Biden laptop was also reportedly seized from Dr. Keith Ablow’s office.

Both the New York Times and the Washington Post have independently verified that they believe a great deal of the purported material out there that is said to have come from the laptop is authentic. It is unclear exactly what photos Isaac claims are questionable at this point.

“The experts found the data had been repeatedly accessed and copied by people other than Biden over nearly three years. The MacBook itself is now in the hands of the FBI, which is investigating whether Biden properly reported income from business dealings,” the Washington Post stated.

“Most of the data obtained by The Post lacks cryptographic features that would help experts make a reliable determination of authenticity, especially in a case where the original computer and its hard drive are not available for forensic examination. Other factors, such as emails that were only partially downloaded, also stymied the security experts’ efforts to verify content,” forensic experts from the media outlet added.

The experts said the drive was a “mess” and also noted that “from a forensics standpoint, it’s a disaster.”

One of the experts from The Washington Post compared the laptop to a crime scene where detectives arrive only to find Big Mac wrappers dropped by police officers at the scene before they arrived, contaminating any viable evidence.


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