Attorney Abbe Lowell, who represents Hunter Biden, sent letters to the Delaware attorney general and the U.S. Department of Justice urging them to investigate John Paul Mac Isaac, the man who owned the computer repair shop where hunter dropped off his laptop, claiming he “unlawfully” accessed the president’s son’s data.
“This failed dirty political trick directly resulted in the exposure, exploitation, and manipulation of Mr. Biden’s private and personal information,” Lowell wrote, the New York Post reported.
Later, Mac Isaac and his lawyer, Brian Della Rocca, revealed what took place the week before Biden’s allegations.
Hunter was served with legal papers informing him that Isaac was suing him for defamation for “falsely insisting that the laptop was not his, that it had been stolen or that his information had been hacked.”
“It was very difficult to find where he was,” Della Rocca told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Thursday.
“You know, he was in D.C. for a couple of weeks and he was moving around. Well, we finally tracked him down, and we were able to serve him last week,” he said.
A private investigator found Hunter Biden in Culver City, California, and served him with the papers on Jan. 27, the Post reported.
“And now all of a sudden, we see this,” Della Rocca said, referring to Lowell’s letter to prosecutors.
“He’s trying to intimidate. And it’s interesting that this happened when it did,” Della Rocca said.
According to Isaac’s lawsuit, he was damaged by Hunter Biden’s refusal to admit the laptop was his
“As a direct and proximate result of the defamatory statements by HUNTER, [Mac Isaac] has suffered, and continues to suffer, substantial damages, including the loss of his business,” the suit states, according to the Post.
“HUNTER had actual knowledge of the falsity of the claims and understood the high probability that injury or damage would result to [Mac Isaac] and, despite such knowledge, made the false and defamatory statement and has issued no apology to [Mac Isaac] such as would repair that damage.”
Della Rocca said Hunter’s accusations in Lowell’s letter fit a pattern.
“Hunter’s current actions are desperate attempts to continue to blame everyone else for his own actions,” he said.
“When Hunter signed the work order, he gave authorization to John Paul to access the information on the laptop in order to recover the data. The work order specifically says, ‘[r]ecover data to store server and contact customer when complete.’ He could not recover the data without accessing it,” Della Rocca said.
“The work order clearly explained that if any equipment was left in the shop for more than 90 days, it became abandoned, and [Hunter Biden] agreed to hold The Mac Shop harmless for any damages or loss of property. Once the property was abandoned, The Mac Shop became its owner,” Della Rocca said.
In a statement, Lowell claimed the letters were not an admission that Hunter Biden owned the laptop.
“These letters do not confirm Mac Isaac’s or others’ versions of a so-called laptop,” the statement said.
“They address their conduct of seeking, manipulating, and disseminating what they allege to be Mr. Biden’s personal data, wherever they claim to have gotten it.”