Hunter Biden filed a counterclaim against the owner of a laptop repair shop

(The Hill) – Hunter Biden filed a countersuit Friday against a computer repairman who he says distributed the contents of a laptop Biden left at his Delaware store.

The 42-page filing in federal court includes six privacy-related counts against John Paul Mac Isaac, master.

Mac Isaac needs to be aggressively targeted, saying he violated Hunter Biden’s privacy by viewing offensive content and then distributing it ahead of the 2020 presidential election to both his family members and Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer.

“Mac Isaac knowingly and intentionally shared Mr. Biden’s personal information with others that he obtained (regardless of how he came into possession of the information), despite it being reckless and unreasonable for any computer repairer to make copies of other people’s personal and sensitive information and to then send that information to third parties without authorization,” Biden’s lawyers wrote in the filing.

The alleged contents of the laptop came to light in October 2020, when the New York Post published emails it said showed Biden using the influence of his father, who was vice president at the time, in the younger Biden’s dealings in Ukraine. The president said his son had done nothing wrong.

The story became the subject of intense controversy in the final days of the 2020 presidential campaign amid debate over the veracity of the hard drive, and Republicans have since criticized companies on social networks to limit the spread of the story because some of its content has been verified.

Biden’s lawyers did not admit that the president’s son left the laptop at Mac Isaac’s store in April 2019, as Mac Isaac claims, but they acknowledged in the filing that “at some point Mac Isaac obtained electronically stored data, some of which belonged to Mr. . Biden.”

Lawyers for the president noted that the shared content included images of drug use and other private material, asking a jury to order Mac Isaac to return all data it claims belonged to Biden and pay an unspecified amount in damages.

Hill reached out to attorney Mac Isaac for comment.

Mac Isaac says he was able to view and distribute the content because Biden signed a repair form that considers the equipment abandoned if it remains in the shop for more than 90 days after the service is completed.

Biden’s lawyers refused, saying it was written in small print at the bottom of the page, arguing that Delaware law, which does not consider property abandoned until at least a year has passed, should apply instead. It would also require Mac Isaac to provide various notices first.

“At no time did Mr. Biden grant Mac Isaac any permission to access, view, copy, or disseminate for his own purposes any electronically stored data ever created, received, or maintained by Mr. Biden (however Mac Isaac came into possession of such material),” Biden’s lawyers wrote.

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