In a newly released firsthand account, the owner of the Delaware computer repair shop where Hunter Biden left his now-infamous laptops describes what it was like to meet Biden for the first time.
It was a Friday night in April 2019, just 10 minutes before closing, when the customer who would change John Paul Mac Isaac’s life walked into the shop, Isaac writes in “American Injustice: My Battle to Expose the Truth,” an excerpt of which was published Friday in the New York Post.
“I was checking out a website about CNC machines and woodworking. I had no intention of working late; I was ready to go out after a long and busy week,” he adds.
“But then bright, cool LED headlights bounced off the counter from the front window. I leaned back in my chair and closed my eyes. My vision of leaving the shop quickly faded as the door chime sounded. As was usual for this time of day, I thought: ‘What kind of person expects quality service right before closing time?'”
Thus began Isaac’s first interaction with Hunter Biden.
“I struggled not to roll my eyes when in stumbled a man clutching three MacBook Pros. He was about my height, six feet tall, but a little heavier,” Isaac wrote. “He wore casual clothing — dark blue and gray. Alcohol fumes preceded him. He slid the three laptops onto the bar counter as he fumbled for a seat.”
Biden said he had just come from a cigar bar, according to Isaac’s account.
“I’m glad you’re still open,” he reportedly told Isaac. “I just came from the cigar bar, and they told me about your shop, but I had to hurry because you close at seven.”
Hunter Biden reportedly said he needed the data recovered off of three MacBook Pro computers.
“They all have liquid damage and won’t turn on,” he said, according to Isaac.
Isaac said he asked Biden for the password to one of the computers, prompting laughter from Biden.
“‘My password is f–ked up. Don’t be offended!’ he said, before announcing that it was “analf—69” or something to that extent. His inebriated condition made it difficult to understand his speech,” Isaac wrote. “My eyes widened a bit, and I told him that maybe it would be best if he tried to log in himself.”
Once Isaac got into the computer, he said he was struck by two things. First, he said he noticed a large amount of amount of pornography on the laptop. Then, Isaac said the eye-popping amounts of money recorded in an “income” file caught his attention.
Isaac wrote: “I continued copying files until I got to one titled ‘income.pdf.’ I likely wouldn’t even have noticed it if it hadn’t been tagged with a purple dot. On a Mac, you can apply tags, or color codes, to files as an organizational aid. It seemed odd that someone who clearly had zero organizational skills would bother tagging this one file purple. It was begging to be clicked open. So I did.”
He added: “It was an email from January 16, 2017, saved as a PDF. At the top were the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. Next to each year was the amount of taxable income earned: $833,000+ in 2013, $847,000+ amended to $1,247,000+ in 2014, $2,478,000+ in 2015.”
That wasn’t all.
“I read on. Amounts that I could never even have imagined earning were broken down by the year. Then I read, ‘Since you couldn’t have lived on $550,000 a year, you “borrowed” some money from RSB in advance of payments.’ I was speechless. This guy couldn’t live on more than ten times what I earned every year?”
“I saw that a lot of money had exchanged hands, and it didn’t seem like it had been recorded lawfully. But what did I know? Plus, it was none of my business. It wasn’t my job to judge — just to transfer and verify. So I kept transferring data until I hit a rather large file. The file was about half transferred when the screen went blank. D—it, the battery had run out,” he wrote.
The excerpt concluded: “I decided to call it a night and go home to rest my eyes. About a hundred gigabytes were left to go, and I felt confident that I could knock it out the next day. I let the MacBook charge overnight and went home — but not before thoroughly washing my hands.”