John Paul Mac Isaac – the computer repair shop owner in Delaware who reportedly turned over a laptop with incriminating information on Hunter Biden – said Wednesday that he feared for his life while he was in possession of the data.
In a lengthy interview, Mac Isaac said he wasn't sure what to do with the laptop that had been dropped off at his shop. Once he realized it contained sexually explicit and drug-related photos of the former vice president's son, along with suspicious emails between Hunter Biden and Ukrainian and Chinese business executives, he had no idea what to do.
"I thought if people knew what I knew, that my life would be endangered," Mac Isaac stated.
For a time, Mac Isaac kept the laptop to himself. Whoever dropped it off – Hunter Biden or otherwise – never returned to collect it. As the summer progressed, however, he kept hearing more and more about investigations into Hunter Biden, which included a Senate report on Hunter Biden's suspicious connections and cash transactions with powerful people around the world.
"I started to get concerned because you see stuff in the papers and the news and online," he said.
Understandably a bit paranoid, Mac Isaac said he feared he would be killed because of his knowledge if he turned the laptop over to the FBI.
"I was afraid, I reached out to some people that I trusted, that could possibly get me in touch with the FBI," said Mac Isaac. "Then they showed up. They probably knew I had a copy because I was pretty vocal about not wanting to get murdered."
When asked if he feared Joe Biden might seek to harm him, Mac Isaac replied, "People that work for him, sure."
Mac Isaac went on to say one of the FBI agents that showed up at his shop called him three weeks later and told him not to talk to anyone who tried asking him about the laptop. Mac Isaac then suggested that he got in contact with Rudy Giuliani – reportedly in part because he is a Trump supporter – and passed along the laptop because he feared being killed. At one point, he referred to Giuliani as his "lifeguard." He also referenced Seth Rich – a Democratic Party staffer who was shot in the back in 2016. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange implied several weeks after the incident that Rich was his source for leaked emails before the Democratic National Convention.
Mac Isaac also mentioned his fear that he would be shot while "jogging in the morning."
"I think that it's not the government as an entire entity, but I think there's a history in this country of people with political motives doing horrible things," said Mac Isaac. "I don't want to be on the receiving end of that."
(For the record, I'm absolutely sure there's zero truth in the hundreds of films, shows, and novels about shady and murderous elements in the government that would assassinate people to hang on to power)
During the interview, Mac Isaac sounded nervous, and the details of his story conflicted at times. Perhaps it was because he was afraid of a literal assassin waiting outside his window. Perhaps it was because The Daily Beast sent four reporters to his shop to question him. Perhaps it was because he was trying to conceal certain elements of the story that are indeed dubious. At any rate, we all know one thing for sure. Say it with me now:
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE.
Also, I'm obligated to post this short reminder: