Laptop whistleblower says he's not surprised NYT has yet to file story
EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden laptop whistleblower says he’s ‘not surprised’ the NYTimes and other liberal media have failed to cover Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ – because they are in thrall to Biden’s White House
- The computer shop owner who alerted feds of incriminating content on Hunter’s laptop in 2020 says he’s ‘not surprised’ the paper has yet to report the story
- On Saturday, Musk blasted paper for its refusal to cover the ongoing firestorm, branding it an ‘unregistered lobbying firm for far-left politicians’
- Files found in Biden’s personal computer included emails showing shady business dealings by the current US president’s son with foreign officials
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 spoke to DailyMail.com, two days after Musk shared a trove of emails published by journalist Matt Taibbi on whether Twitter execs attempted 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, 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 liberal 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.
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
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.
Musk handed off the documents to Taibbi and fellow journalist Bari Weiss, telling them to make public anything they thought was important
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.’
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.
In a barrage of tweets he tauntingly titled the ‘Twitter Files,’ Musk took aim at his new company for supposed collusion with the Biden campaign by leaking old company emails
Several of the deleted tweets contained images of Hunter Biden naked and smoking crack, Washington Free Beacon investigative reporter Andrew Kerr said after Musk’s evidence dump, with the journalist revealing he had discovered the contents of the long-deleted posts because they had been archived.
Three of the tweets the Biden camp demanded be deleted, the journalist said, contained ‘Hunter Biden porn’ and photos of Biden’s genitalia, from the laptop.
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
Another, according to Kerr, requested to be deleted by the DNC was from outspoken Trump supporter James Woods and depicted the presidents smoking crack and a committing a sex act.
A separate tweet, the journalist said, contained a link to media showing Hunter Biden weighing and using drugs, whereas another linked to a Hunter Biden sex tape.
All of the emails were sent within 24 hours of each other, time stamps showed, on October 24 and October 25 of 2020.
In one notable exchange a Twitter executive emailed a list of five of the aforementioned seven tweets to be deleted with the instruction, ‘More to review from the Biden team,’; to which another executive responded: ‘Handled these’.
Another, which contained the James Woods tweet and another Kerr said was retrieved from the wardrive of Hunter’s laptop, was described amongst high ranking staffers at the San Francisco company as being from the ‘DNC’ – apparently referencing the Democratic National Convention.
As previously mentioned, all the tweets linked in the emails have since been scrubbed.
The store, founded by Mac Isaac in 2010, went under after reports of incriminating content on the laptop surfaced in October 2020
The New York Post broke the story of the contents of the laptop ten days earlier, shortly before allegations of supposed suppression started to surface.
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.
Images of Hunter Biden naked, smoking crack appear to be in the tweets that staffers from Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign instructed Twitter to delete
Three of the tweets the Biden camp demanded be deleted, the journalist said, contained ‘Hunter Biden porn’ and photos of Biden’s genitalia, from the laptop
The laptop fell into Mac Isaac’s possession after an ‘inebriated’ Biden brought it in for repairs in April 2019 and never picked it back up, the 45-year-old former store owner said
‘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.’
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.
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 said he received his backlogged benefits soon after, but told The Post that the sum he received still ended up short several thousand dollars.
Mac Isaac said that as publications continue to shy away from reporting on the subject, many outlets, including the increasingly left-leaning Times, will have ‘some explaining to do’ before they ‘see their credibility fly completely out the window’
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, a stance that he has since abandoned after Musk’s bombshell unveiling.
The situation worsened for Mac Isaac when he unsuccessfully sued Twitter in December 2020 for defamation.
The suit filed demanded Twitter execs fork of half a billion dollars for falsely deeming the reports to be inaccurate – thus harming the whistleblower’s reputation, and was ultimately dismissed by a Florida judge with prejudice six months later, something the former computer fixer says likely would not have happened if the Twitter Files has been unveiled at that point.
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.
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 several 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.
Emails found on the laptop pointed to an effort by Hunter to set up a meeting in 2015 between Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser at a Ukrainian energy firm. The FBI had since seized the laptop from the Delaware computer repair shop owner, who says Hunter dropped it off to him in 2019 and never came to retrieve it.
In an article on reporting on the Federal Election Commission’s decision that Twitter had not violated election law in restricting sharing of the Post piece, the Times initially called the Post report ‘unsubstantiated.’ Later in the day, the September 2021 report was quietly updated to remove the word ‘unsubstantiated.’
The Biden campaign at the time denied the meeting between the then-candidate and Ukrainian officials ever took place, saying it was not on his official calendar.
Meanwhile, mainstream left-leaning media outlets were silent when Dailymail.com revealed text messages, exchanged in late 2018 and 2019, recovered from Hunter’s laptop showing him repeatedly using the n-word in conversations with his white lawyer George Messires.
The salacious and embarrassing texts were revealed in June 2021.
The same can be said for now, with several notable outlets electing to not report on the story – despite the burgeoning pile of evidence.
Speaking to DailyMail.com Sunday, Mac Isaac said that as this trend persists, many outlets, including the Times, will have ‘some explaining to do’ before they see their credibility come into further question.
‘I think a great many media outlets thought this story would be labeled Russian disinformation and quietly swept under the carpet,’ Mac Isaac said.
‘I don’t think they anticipated me to fight like hell and that Elon would buy Twitter and rip the bandaid off.’
He added: ‘As the truth comes out, they will have some explaining to do before their credibility flies completely out the window.’
Publications that have covered the story include POLITICO, NBC and CNN, though the latter dampened the news by suggesting the leaked emails ‘corroborated what was already known about the incident’.
The Daily Beast echoed that sentiment but discussed the Twitter Files in a story headlined: ‘Deeply Underwhelmed’: Right-Wingers on Musk’s Overhyped ‘Twitter Files.’
Day 2 of Musk’s so-called Twitter Files is poised to continue Sunday evening.
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