Now that the Hunter Biden laptop story has been confirmed by the news and media gods at the New York Times, the Daily Beast has come out to issue an apology.
The Daily Beast issued an apology specifically to the computer repairman who reported the laptop to the FBI, John Paul Isaac, after they said the laptop was “stolen.” Isaac reported the laptop in 2020 after learning of the contents in 2019.
The Daily Beast wrote, “An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Hunter Biden’s laptop as ‘stolen.’ We have removed that word, and we apologized to Mr. Mac Isaac for the error.”
Why was the apology issued? Isaac launched a defamation lawsuit against CNN, the Daily Beast, Politico and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) because they portrayed Isaac as a thief, hacker or Russian asset.
Isaac said, “It was pretty quick out of the gate that I was labeled a hacker and then, after Adam Schiff and 51 intelligence experts decided to pen a letter and tell the rest of the American people I was a Russian asset, things have gone downhill from there.”
Politico acknowledged the laptop’s authenticity and said, “A person who had independent access to Hunter Biden’s emails confirmed he did receive a 2015 email from a Ukrainian businessman thanking him for the chance to meet Joe Biden. The same goes for a 2017 email in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives includes the line, ‘10 held by H for the big guy?’ Emails released by a Swedish government agency also match emails in the leaked cache, and two people who corresponded with Hunter Biden confirmed emails from the cache were genuine.”
It wasn’t until March that the New York Times published an article about the Department of Justice’s investigation into Hunter Biden. Hunter didn’t acknowledge that he was being investigated until December 2020, which was after the November 2020 presidential election.
After witnesses confirmed the cache emails, the New York Times wrote that the emails were “authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.”
Next, the Washington Post said, “The Post review draws in part of an analysis of a copy said to be of the hard drive of a laptop computer that Hunter Biden purportedly dropped off at a Delaware repair shop and never came to collect. The laptop was turned over to the FBI in December 2019, according to documents reviewed by The Post, and a copy of the drive was obtained by Rudy Giuliani and other advisers to then-President Donald Trump a few months before the 2020 election.”
NBC was next, and their article highlighted the massive amount of money that Hunter spent between 2017-2018 on luxury hotels, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals.