Delaware computer repair shop owner behind Hunter Biden laptop received death threats, closed shop after election

by Jenny Mount · Nov 25th, 2020 4:02 pm

Last Updated Nov 27th, 2020 at 2:24 am

The owner of the computer repair shop that reportedly gave a copy of Hunter Biden's hard drive to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has closed the shop after receiving death threats.

John Paul Mac Isaac, the owner of The Mac Shop, closed the repair store after the 2020 election after receiving death threats, according to his attorney. An unidentified neighbor of Mac Isaac also told local media that he had left town.

Mac Isaac alerted the FBI when the owner failed to pick up a laptop after several months. The FBI then seized the laptop with a federal subpoena.

Mac Isacc said the laptop owner resembled Hunter Biden, but Biden has not confirmed or denied that he dropped a laptop off at Mac Isaac's shop. He has also not addressed a signed repair quote from the shop that appears to have his signature, phone number, and email address authorizing the store to move data from three MacBook Pros to a store server.

In October, the Associated Press reported that the FBI was investigating emails found on the drive to determine if they were connected to a foreign influence operation. Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said the emails were not associated with a Russian disinformation campaign.

The drive include an email Hunter Biden received from an executive of a Ukrainian gas company discussing an introduction to then-Vice President Joe Biden. According to The New York Post, the email is "smoking gun" evidence that proves Joe Biden had spoken with Hunter Biden about his foreign business dealings.

In October, Mac Isaac said he had made a copy of the drive and reached out to the FBI and Giuliani because he feared for his life.

"They probably knew I had a copy because I was pretty vocal about not wanting to get murdered, so I'm going to have a copy. When you're afraid and you don't know anything about the depth of the waters that you're in, you want to find a lifeguard," Mac Isaac said.


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