John Paul Mac Isaac’s story of his encounter with Hunter Biden’s laptop and the subsequent coverup by the FBI is published tomorrow and already is #1 as an Amazon bestseller.
This is the story of an American patriot, an honorable man, John Paul Mac Isaac, who tried to do the right thing and has been unfairly and maliciously slandered as an agent of foreign intelligence, specifically Russia. He is not an agent or spy for anyone. He is his own man. How do I know?
I met JP Mac Isaac via telephone on October 15, 2020 because I knew his Dad. I’ve known John Paul’s dad, Steve Mac Isaac, as “Mac” for more than 20 years. Mac is a decorated Vietnam Veteran who flew gunships in Vietnam with another dear friend of mine (my old friend Bob). Thanks to Bob I met Mac. Mac finished his military service with an impeccable record; he retired as an Air Force Colonel. The crews of those gunships have an annual reunion and Mac usually takes John Paul along, who volunteers his computer and video skills to record and compile the stories of those brave men who served their country in a difficult war.
This story is very simple–Hunter Biden dropped off three computers with liquid damage at a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware on April 12, 2019. The owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, examined the three and determined that one was beyond recovery, one was okay and the data on the hard drive of the third could be recovered. Hunter signed the service ticket and John Paul Mac Isaac repaired the hard drive and down loaded the data. During this process he saw some disturbing images and a number of emails that concerned Ukraine, Burisma, China and other issues. With the work completed, Mr. Mac Isaac prepared an invoice, sent it to Hunter Biden and notified him that the computer was ready to be retrieved. Hunter did not respond. In the ensuing four months (May, June, July and August), Mr. Mac Isaac made repeated efforts to contact Hunter Biden. Biden never answered and never responded. More importantly, Biden stiffed John Paul Mac Issac–i.e., he did not pay the bill.
When the manufactured Ukraine crisis surfaced in August 2019, John Paul realized he was sitting on radioactive material that might be relevant to the investigation. After conferring with his father, Mac and John Paul decided that Mac would take the information to the FBI office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mac walked into the Albuquerque FBI office and spoke with an agent who refused to give his name. Mac explained the material he had, but was rebuffed by the FBI. He was told basically, get lost. This was mid-September 2019.
Two months passed and then, out of the blue, the FBI contacted John Paul Mac Isaac. Two FBI agents from the Wilmington FBI office–Joshua Williams and Mike Dzielak–came to John Paul’s business. He offered immediately to give them the hard drive, no strings attached. Agents Williams and Dzielak declined to take the device.
Two weeks later, the intrepid agents called and asked to come and image the hard drive. John Paul agreed but, instead of taking the hard drive or imaging the drive, they gave him a subpoena. It was part of a grand jury proceeding but neither agent said anything about the purpose of the grand jury. John Paul complied with the subpoena and turned over the hard drive and the computer.
In the ensuing months, starting with the impeachment trial of President Trump, he heard nothing from the FBI and knew that none of the evidence from the hard drive had been shared with President Trump’s defense team.
The lack of action and communication with the FBI led John Paul to make the fateful decision to contact Rudy Giuliani’s office and offer a copy of the drive to the former mayor. We now know that Rudy accepted John Paul’s offer and that Rudy’s team shared the information with the New York Post.
John Paul Mac Issac is not responsible for the emails, images and videos recovered from Hunter Biden’s computer. He was hired to do a job, he did the job and submitted an invoice for the work. Hunter Biden, for some unexplained reason, never responded and never asked for the computer. But that changed last Tuesday, October 13, 2020. A person claiming to be Hunter Biden’s lawyer called John Paul Mac Isaac and asked for the computer to be returned. Too late. That horse had left the barn and was with the FBI.
John Paul, acting under Delaware law, understood that Hunter’s computer became the property of his business 90 days after it had been abandoned.
At no time did John Paul approach any media outlet or tabloid offering to sell salacious material. A person of lesser character might have tried to profit. But that is not the essence of John Paul Mac Isaac. He had information in his possession that he learned, thanks to events subsequent to receiving the computer for a repair job, was relevant to the security of our nation. He did what any clear thinking American would do–he, through his father, contacted the FBI. When the FBI finally responded to his call for help, John cooperated fully and turned over all material requested.
So here is where I enter the story. I got a call from Mac on 15 October 2020 and he was very worried about his son’s safety. Even though I had never met or spoke to JP prior to this night, Mac thought I could persuade JP to take necessary steps to protect himself. Here is JP’s account of that night (it is an excerpt from the early manuscript of the book coming out on Tuesday):
“JP, I’m Larry Johnson. I’m on the phone with your dad. Old Friends.
Trying to do a three way call.” read the text. I only knew my father to have 2
best friends, and Larry Johnson was not one of them. I hesitantly respond, “OK”
and waited. Soon my phone rang from the same number, “Hi JP, This is Larry
Johnson, I think I have your father on the call, as well. Colonel Mac, are you
there?” next my father barked, “I need you to shut up and listen to what this guy
has to say. He has experience in these situations and you need to do what he
says.” I replied, “I will.” In which my father yelled, “ He has killed people, have
you killed people? You will do more than “I will”.” I responded, “Yes sir. ”
Larry made his introduction and then asked how I was holding up. After a brief
description of the last two days, Larry started in, “It is very important we get you
security and protection, your life is in danger and we need to make sure you are
safe.” I explained that I asked Bob for security last night, but yet to hear back
from him. I was instructed by Larry to call Bob immediately after I hung up and
demand I get someone to my house, Now!. Larry went on to warn me that I
couldn’t trust anyone. People would find a way to record me, catch me saying or doing something that could be twisted and used to attack me. If I was out in
public, don’t talk about anything. I was never to be left alone at the shop or on my
way to and from. Larry concluded, “Above all, get Bob to provided you with the
security he promised. He owes you that.”
We hung up and at 12:31AM. I texted Bob, “ I know it’s late, but I have been advised to get some security personal down to me soon. Nothing is imminent, but things are getting heated. Also, I think it’s time I get a lawyer. If you can assist, that would be fantastic. Again, sorry to bother you this late. Cheers!” So much for a quiet and relaxing early night.
John Paul learned the hard way that the FBI cannot be trusted. Pains me to say that. The FBI dropped the ball and, by extension, the Department of Justice. Sadly, this is becoming a disturbing, repeating theme–the FBI through incompetence or malfeasance is not doing its job.
Here is a video where John Paul Mac Isaac tells the full story of his interaction with the FBI and their negligence. It is worth seven minutes of your time.
As you saw in the video, the FBI was inept, at best, in exploiting the Hunter Biden hard drive. And this is indirectly damning of Bill Barr’s incompetence in this matter I am sad to say. A Special Counsel is warranted when the son of President, is embroiled in serious allegations of tax fraud and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and possible bribery by a foreign power.
I do not know if justice will ever be done. But JP has persevered and written a book that tells his side of the story and will remind readers that there are still some decent people in the United States. JP Mac Isaac is one of the best.
I sympathize with the many who commented here about losing friends and suffering abuse for hewing to reality and obvious facts. Me, too. We are black sheep. As for the Hunter Biden Laptop story i wrote about this when the story first appeared with an article on Medium.com.
I posted on my Facebook page and suddenly had friends, people i had known for years, calling me names. Other trolls surface from the roily Fakebook swamp to attack. Now, it appears that what i wrote back then was right on the money (pun). But it has been a long time. And in the meantime, Mac Isaac was victimized beyond belief. I am leftwing. ummm… So “left” I often come out “right”. There is really no “left’ or ‘right’ – only rational or irrational.
Mac Isaac is an American hero. Another son of the new American revolution.
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
Been haemorrhaging friends since Barack Hussein Obama took power and said friends overnight turned from antiwar Bush haters into psychopathic warmongers eager to justify the drone murder of children.
Charles E. Fromage says
It’s cute how naively the group imagined that by telling Senators, the White House and especially the FBI of their criminal findings, that something would actually get done. Many years ago, i used to feel that way too about American Federal institutions.
All it did was make them targets for the eventual media/political reckoning.
Good advice re personal security STAT, Mr. Johnson. Be a bad thing if the honest, right-thinking son of a friend were to wind up like Seth Rich.
Top Gum says
Things seem to move forward. We will see how it all will play out. But so far seeing how much time was wasted already, I don’t believe there will be serious consequences for the Brandon family.
When I remind my Biden voting friends that his policies are causing the US to risk a nuclear war with both of the other major nuclear powers on the planet all I get is them bleating Trump bad Biden good and USA good Russia and China bad. That’s just about the totality of their thinking. So I agree with you about serious consequences for the Brandon family.
Mondo Cane says
Thanks, Larry. You all did, not just the US but the world a great service. Kudos.
I guess thanks are in order for FBI incompetence too, because they could just as easily have sent in a SWAT team for a complete lockdown, or worse, until all copies surfaced, and in retrospect I’m sure they now wish they had.
Biswapriya Purkayastha says
You’ve killed people?
Larry Johnson says
Jim Christian says
Funny as shit! Spit my brewski! “More screen wipes, aisle 5!. Beer-blow!” Larry, yer killin’ me! Metaphorically speaking of course!
Marcos Santos says
Whatever a soldier do, the buck ends in the commanding officer. The ultimate responsibility for the actions of a soldier lies on the shoulders of that officer.
So, I may be mistaken, but I think that’s how Larry “killed” people and probably he can’t say more because the details are classified
What happened to the laptop and the other 2 computers?
As I understand the story, only the HD (and image) of laptop B plays a role.
Nothing about the other drives, contents, possible backup images.
Jim Christian says
Listen, Mr. Durham will sort it out. Sessions and Barr were going to, but Durham REALLY will. Honestly.
HMS Terror says
We’re eventually going to come face to face with the reality that a criminal cartel of staggering scope and power now directs governmental functions in most of the West, if not yet all of the world’s nations.
if Al Capone owned Chicago’s police chief, the cartel owns the whole of the DoJ. And not only the DoJ, and not only in the US.
Whitney Webb has done a yeoman’s service in cataloguing the matrix of connections of this cartel. Her site at Unlimited Hangout is an encyclopedia of criminality in high places.
Two recent offeringsfrom other sources…
Lifted from The Duran:
Stefania Maurizi spent more than a decade researching the archives at Wikileaks and elsewhere. She’s now launching her book, “Secret Power”…
Matthew Crawford is a mathematician who’s been doing a lot of digging into the Covid/Vaxxine stats and finding all manner of skulduggery. Recently he’s turned his gaze on FTX and finds some astonishing skeletons in the closet…
It has been said that “The last task of an Imperial Elite is to loot the Empire.” That may be so, but in the case of an Imperial Elite who hastens and abets the fall of their own Empire one can’t help but wonder if there isn’t something else going on. The answer, of course is that there’s a lot more going on, and it ain’t pretty.
I can’t help but see the current crop of Western leaders as patsies. A collection of Lee Harvey Oswalds who can plausibly be blamed for the coming catastrophe and safely sacrificed to assuage the peoples’ wrath when the time comes.
Geez, that link to Matt’s article was super scary, in light of Balenciaga kiddy porn advert.
It does make sense. These child abuse cases were very prominent in the British establishment, 144 documents detailing pedophiles with connection to the British Government was handed over to the Home Office, all gone missing.
All 3 women appointed to the Inquiry looking into the missing files 30 years later have all resigned. Must be how the Oxbridge set have managed to run things.
Was Mr. Putin right when he said this fight is against Western Satanism?
this is an audio download link for the yt video above . it is quite long
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Kudos to you Larry on the success of your book! Nothing better than to prosper while doing the right thing.
And we ask why whistleblowers keep quiet.
Question: Why did JP initially make contact with the FBI in Albuquerque, NM?
JP was in Wilmington, DE, yes? Seems curious to me.
Mr. Johnson; this is probably for your eyes only. i hope nothing happens . i hope i just have an active imagination.
FOX NEWS: ISRAELI INTELLIGENCE WARNS OF MASSIVE ATTACK BY IRAN AT WORLD CUP.
nov 25th game below
England vs. USA B 2:00 PM Al Bayt
a perfect way to get things rolling would be for a massive lawnmower drone attack on this game and then blaming it on iran. The gloves would be off for sure then. I am not a fan of iran; but do not think they would do this as it is definitely not in their self interest .
drone have been used in this region before to attack saudi oil facilities so this would not be knew and iran is now known as the masters of low tech drones.
this is what an attack like this might look like. i have sent this vid before.
Angel Has Fallen: A swarm of armed drones attack the President
mr. johnson this is an article from britian on this
Jim Christian says
“As you saw in the video, the FBI was inept, at best, in exploiting the Hunter Biden hard drive. And this is indirectly damning of Bill Barr’s incompetence in this matter I am sad to say”.
I’m not playing Mr. Skeptical, but think they like the notion that they were inept, because it covers up that they were actively complicit in covering the whole thing up. They’re a Democratic Party vassal. Barr? Sessions? Trey Gowdy? They were foils to extend the statute of limitations. Each of them was gonna be the one to finally trap Hillary. Now we have Mr. Durham. The latest greatest. He can’t get a grand jury empaneled because Merrick Garland stands in the way. The Republican-ruled House better get real busy. Forgive me for not holding my breath. I’m bad.
Andrew M says
This is the sort of stuff which until a few short years ago many thought was only possible in poor third world non-democratic countries ruled by despotic leaders. Turned out that it happens also in a wealthy numero uno country, the undisputed chief of the free world whose leader is freely and democratically elected. What’s worse is that the so-called free press (long touted as the antidote to corruption) failed to prevent it before it happened, or push for legal action after it happened. As this becomes clearer and clearer for all to see, the US’ claim for moral authority or superior governmental/political system is diminished more and more. We’ll see what happens in the future as this continues to happen.
Paulo Guerra says
For a European, the shame to which the US arrived many years ago was already notorious. Long before they destroyed Iraq for a few barrels of oil. Or financing Al Qaeda – which they blame for the biggest terrorist attack (9/11) in the US – and ISIS in Syria. Or more recently, the largest US offshore corruption center in Ukraine with a neo-Nazi regime and their proxy war with the aim of achieving a regime change in Moscow to once again take over Russia’s natural resources with another Yeltsin and prevent access these natural resources to the EU and China.
To make the new Eurasian economic space unfeasible – which is already estimated to be worth more than twice the US GDP – and maintain the US hegemony based on a fiduciary currency such as the dollar. And the US-based unipolar World Order that emerged at the end of the cold war. To the detriment of a multipolar NWO again based on international law and the UN Charter. Almost a century old, after being completely destroyed by the Iraq war!
In fact, in my personal case throughout my life, which already started after the CIA overthrew the young Democracy of Iran in 1953 for one more barrel of oil. As usual! Which ended up pushing Iran into the Religious Republic it is today! Or all the Monroe Doctrine filth in the US “backyard”! A context that, in terms of corruption, only got worse from the 1980s onwards with all the financial deregulation that neoliberalism gave birth to in the US!
To be honest, I’m just astonished at how the EU also lost any shame in assuming itself as a mere vassal of the US in the conflict in Ukraine! In behavior that can only be considered suicidal! Especially at the level of the biggest disinformation campaign ever seen in the so-called “free world”! After all, nothing is free like it is for everyone to see! As someone has already called it, it is nothing more than an Empire of Lies. Which, fortunately, will not be able to fulfill any of its objectives with regard to maintaining a status quo that subjugates the entire world. It’s over! As for the corruption around Washington, I am unfortunately not so optimistic.
Paulo Guerra says
A common example that is easy for everyone to understand how neoliberalism transferred all democratic powers: executive, legislative and judicial to Wall Street, big banks and big investors. Not to mention the 4th power that should scrutinize all elected powers with Bezos also owning several newspapers. How is it possible that a publishing platform like Amazon, which I’m sure many people like after destroying millions of bookstores – that they didn’t just ship booksand – jobs around the world this year alone, In the middle of the 21st century, has finally forced to admit the first Union? A right enshrined in 19th century law as well as the US Constitution.
And instead of thinking only about the facilitation that may please some, let’s just think for a moment what does the concentration of so much editorial power in a single organization represent? And how many books and authors Amazon can censor? Is this Democracy? Or is capitalism so friendly to free competition? Of course not! It’s the US!
And it could persecute with corruption in private health or even with weapons of war in schools. I’m not talking about simple personal defense weapons but war weapons, Kalashnikovs like the ones we can see every day in the war in Ukraine. And why are successive US administrations unable to resolve any of these problems with such a huge impact on communities? Like frozen wages 40 years ago? By the way, what was the last big problem for the US population that Washington solved? School? Health care? Jobs? Housing?
I’ll try commenting again.
The FBI’s involvement in this incident reminds me of working in a trade union especially hard hit with the DNC involvement to alter demographics of American voting blocs through the introduction of illegal aliens in the labor force. I observed and participated in the skullduggery from about ’99 to the present.
Some of my efforts to expose what evolved into a “multi-billion dollar industry of fraud”, as I coined it, were actually comical. Luring a nightly TV news show to film people jumping out of windows, stealing the bench list under the secretary’s nose, painting a protest in site of 50,000 commuters a day, and a subsequent police interview, among other things.
I don’t begrudge the “un-documented” themselves. Most work as hard as I do, and I befriended or even protected a few of the thousand or so I encountered. In their shoes, I’d do the same thing. That’s the hard reality, which is, in fact, we were all exploited. But when it costs me potential earnings, that’s when the rubber meets the road.
I was so naive, and lucky, too. Lucky I didn’t get caught, and for the hubris of the prognosticators, from the Administration (interchangeable) to the local politicians and Union mucky mucks. Nearly got killed going to see Vicente Fox at some ceremony in league with the dedication of a new Mexican Consulate. Every one involved, but for the Secret Service agents, maybe, hated me there. I was totally against the tide, believing exposure of criminality would turn the tide. I got a newspaper feature from it, as well as blackballed by some in the industry.
The kicker was turning over a second set of employer records to the Union officers themselves. Quite by accident, I walked in on their Executive Board meeting to hand it over. The next day I was laid off. Both efforts were incriminating, as well as useless gestures from someone drawing vivid lines between morality vs smoke and mirrors.
A hint of how it might play out? Being mistaken for law enforcement upon a surprise visit to the pension administrator. Seems they were hiding something, and me, the only rank and file who knew. Now that deserved a chuckle!
I mean this whole story – is simply proof of the existence and us living in the Matrix. Proof of the Universe tying to shed(or shit out) the burden of pure evil – unsuccessfully. Of the existence of Satan and his power in this world. Dunno how else to illustrate my meaning, words do not abide…
…but then…then: They actually know You personally Mr Johnson.
That`s the point when I have to just throw my arms up and say: aight! Da fuck is going on here? Where are the cameras? I`mmona wake up any second now, the neuro-sensory nostalgy trip, that I purchased somewhere around 2050 has hit a snag, and the technicians are franticly yanking on the power-cord of the central server.
Know wha I meen man?
Michael Creighton says
Larry. A related story. David Knight does a good job exposing the project veritas firing of James O’Keefe. He makes a good comparison to Steve Jobs.