Brock Benson | Civil Patriot
You know that one annoying cousin? He comes for an overnight stay but he’s still there three weeks later? That’s kind of how it is with this Hunter Biden laptop story. The Left has tried to hide it, the media has refused to share it, and Big Tech has caused troubles for those who thought it was real. And yet, miraculously, it just won’t go away.
Of course, we know the story was real. Er, it is real. And the repair shop owner (now ex-owner) is suing Twitter for defamation because of the role they played in destroying his reputation.
The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in the Southern District of Florida (as per the Washington Examiner). John Paul Mac Isaac owned the Delaware computer repair shop until he was forced to close it last year. He says he was forced to shut down (at least in part), due to Twitter’s accusation that the contents of Hunter’s laptop were hacked materials.
Mac Isaac has denied the computer was hacked and is claiming the mischaracterization (i.e. lies about him) were enough to damage his reputation.
I can’t even imagine being that guy whose whole business had to shut down simply because he took on a “famous” (er, infamous) customer who happened to have shocking evidence on his laptop. That would be like blaming the guy at the car repair shop for something found in a customer’s glovebox.
According to the lawsuit, Mac Isaac is asking Twitter to:
“. . .make a public retraction of all false statements and to issue a public apology. Plaintiff is not a hacker and the information obtained from the computer does not constitute hacked materials because Plaintiff lawfully gained access to the computer, first with the permission of its owner, Biden, and then, after Biden failed to retrieve the recovered data despite Plaintiff’s reuses, in accordance with the Mac Shop’s abandoned property police. Plaintiff, as a direct result of Defendant Twitter’s actions and statements, is now widely considered a hacker.”
Hunter has never denied the laptop belongs to him. According to Mac Isaac, Hunter dropped it off several years ago and wouldn’t return calls asking him to pick it up once it was repaired.
When the story broke to the New York Post, Twitter claimed a “hacking” had taken place. Mac Isaac believes this label of being a hacker is “a death sentence” in his industry.
Here’s his response to that accusation:
“For the record, I am not, nor have I ever been, a hacker. Those guys make so much more money than I did. I was hired, and never paid, to perform a data transfer from a MacBook Pro to an external hard drive.”
Twitter self-corrected on the issue but has never issued an apology. And even though there are emails a’plenty on that laptop linking Hunter (and potentially his family) to a Ukrainian energy firm executive willing to pay the big bucks, nothing has been done about it.
And nothing will be done about it.
Because when you play ball for the team in power, you can (literally) get away with just about anything.
You can even ask your buddies at Big Tech to help you destroy the man who broke the story by falsely accusing him. And then you can laugh. . .all the way to the White House.