(Headline USA) The owner of a Delaware computer repair shop where Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop was found sued Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the Daily Beast, CNN and Politico this week for defamation.
“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,” Isaac said in a statement, according to the New York Post.
“Once the story was out and my name was leaked to the public, it had been a matter of at first running and hiding,” he continued.
“Now it’s trying to just rebuild my life and then do it in a manner that’s not restricted by public opinion of me being involved in some Russian disinformation campaign.”
Isaac said the campaign to smear Hunter Biden’s laptop as Russian disinformation was coordinated “collusion led by 51 former pillars in the intelligence community and backed by words and actions of a politically motivated DOJ and FBI.”
“I want this lawsuit to reveal that collusion and more importantly, who gave the marching orders,” he said.
Schiff was one of the first Democrats to dismiss the Hunter Biden laptop story as Russian disinformation.
“Well, we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,” Schiff told CNN at the time. “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.”
Shortly after, Politico ran an article citing 51 intelligence community members who agreed the story had been planted by Russian agents.
The Daily Beast also claimed in an article that the laptop was “purloined,” which Isaac said is supposed to insinuate that he stole the computer.
“[Isaac] has lost his business, friendships, and his honorable standing in his community,” the lawsuit reads. “This lawsuit is to attempt to repair a small portion of that damage caused by the defendants in the suit … We intend to show that their actions were intentionally malicious.”