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Repairman who revealed Hunter Biden's laptop sues House Intelligence Committee...


The Delaware repairman who blew the whistle on Hunter Biden's laptop has filed a defamation suit against House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff, CNN, Politico and The Daily Beast seeking damages of 'at least $1 million,' according to a new report.

Former shop owner John Paul Mac Isaac, 45, filed the lawsuit in Montgomery County, Maryland, Tuesday claiming that the outlets falsely said he was spreading Russian disinformation - which he says cost him his store, according to the New York Post.

He claims in the suit that Rep. Schiff defamed him in an interview two days after the Post - and later - began publishing revelations from the laptop.

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer at the time, Schiff said - without providing any evidence - that he believed 'the Kremlin' was behind 'a smear campaign' of both then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.

'Well we know that this whole smear on Joe Biden comes from the Kremlin,' he said. 

'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 now claims in his lawsuit that CNN knowingly broadcast the 'false and defamatory story,' which caused him significant damage including the closing of his laptop repair store.

He is also going after the Daily Beast, which claimed the laptop was 'purloined' in an article, as well as Politico, which reported that dozens of former intelligence officials believe the laptop was 'Russian disinfo.'

His attorney, Brian Della Rocca, told the Post that Mac Isaac is now seeking 'at least $1 million in compensatory damages [and] punitive damages, which will be the bigger number and will be determined at trial.'