Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and several news outlets are being sued by the Delaware computer repairman who tipped off authorities about Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Computer repair business owner John Paul Mac Isaac filed suit against Schiff, CNN, the Daily Beast, and Politico, claiming he suffered financial and reputational damage after they falsely accused him of peddling Russian disinformation, according to the New York Post.
“After fighting to reveal the truth, all I want now is for the rest of the country to know that there was a collective and orchestrated effort by social and mainstream media to block a real story with real consequences for the nation,” Mac Isaac said.
Mac Isaac is seeking “at least $1 million in compensatory damages [and] punitive damages, which will be the much bigger number and will be determined at trial,” his lawyer Brian Della Rocca told the New York Post.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Montgomery County, Maryland, accuses Schiff of defaming Mac Isaac during a CNN interview with Wolf Blitzer in which Schiff allegedly called concerns over the laptop a smear on then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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“Well, we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” Schiff stated, according to the lawsuit. “That’s been clear for well over a year now that they’ve been pushing this false narrative about the vice president and his son.”
Mac Isaac also names CNN in the lawsuit for knowingly broadcasting the “false and defamatory story” about the laptop being part of a Russian conspiracy plot.
“CNN’s broadcast of the false statement accuses [Mac Isaac] of committing an infamous crime, i.e., treason by working with the Russians to commit a crime against the United States of America by attempting to undermine American democracy and the 2020 Presidential election,” the lawsuit states.
Additionally, Mac Isaac claimed that the Daily Beast and Politico intentionally misconstrued the story and his actions in two articles published online.
“The fight to get to the bottom of who told everyone this was Russian disinformation is far more important for the nation than me clearing my name,” Mac Isaac said.
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Since the story surfaced in October 2020, Mac Isaac was forced to close his business, as people started throwing food and dog excrement at his store. The computer repairman said he has also received death threats.