The Delaware computer repair shop owner who turned over the Apple Macbook Pro containing Hunter Biden's emails, photos and (according to Rudy Giuliani) a sex tape featuring Hunter Biden and another woman has come out to the public in an interview with Fox News.
John Paul Mac Isaac told Fox News that he is legally blind, and therefore he "can't be 100% sure" that the individual who dropped off the laptop was Hunter Biden. But when he was backing up the hard drive, he stumbled upon "disturbing" images, including "pornography", that freaked him out. Apparently, although Isaac's blindness prevented him from positively ID-ing Hunter Biden, it didn't stop him from viewing the contents of the hard drive.
Although it was only April 2019 at this point, Joe Biden was already considered the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. Isaac quickly became frightened, and started to worry about shadowy figures "coming back" for the laptop. To be sure, Fox News reported that whether Hunter Biden was indeed the owner of the laptop "has yet to be substantiated".
"I just don't know what to say, or what I'm allowed to say,” Isaac said. “I know that I saw, I saw stuff. And I was concerned. I was concerned that somebody might want to come looking for this stuff eventually and I wanted it out of my shop."
During the interview, Isaac rejected the notion that the laptop was an "attempt to set him up" (perhaps with hacked photos and emails implanted in the hard drive?).
The man whom Isaac believes to be Hunter Biden dropped off three laptops at his shop in April 2019, but only one was salvageable. Isaac said the customer never returned for the laptop, and, after being unable to get in touch with the customer, Isaac began looking through the contents of the hard drive. He searched the emails by keyword in June or July.
"If I'm somebody that has no journalistic ability, no detective ability or investigative ability and I was able to find stuff in a short period of time, somebody else should have been able to find something to show," Isaac said.
Isaac contacted an "intermediary" about the laptop, and the intermediary then contacted the FBI. Isaac said the intermediary is somebody whom he has known "for decades", and declined to identify him beyond saying he was an American citizen. According to Isaac, the FBI first made a forensic copy of the laptop, then returned a few weeks later with a subpoena and confiscated it. After he stopped hearing back from the FBI, Isaac said he contacted several members of Congress, who did not respond, at which point his intermediary reached out to Rudy Giuliani’s attorney, Robert Costello.
Interestingly, when Fox News contacted the US Attorney's office in Delaware, a spokesperson said "My office can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation." This was after the New York Post published photos of the Delaware federal subpoena detailing the request for the laptop's seizure.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, the same committee that released a recent report on Hunter Biden's international business dealings, has confirmed that it is investigating this new leak.
Biden's campaign insisted that there was no record of a meeting between Joe Biden and a Burisma executive, as described in one of the email chains reported by the post. However, his campaign has left room for the possibility that the two may have met briefly in an informal capacity.
When asked by Fox about his motives for turning over the emails, Isaac said the impeachment of President Trump by Nancy Pelosi and the House, along with the contemporary political climate, had inspired him.