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Laptop thought to be Hunter Biden’s contained ‘disturbing’ items, repair shop owner says
The owner of a Delaware computer repair store says he was frightened by what he saw after a man he believes was Hunter Biden dropped off a laptop that allegedly contained emails detailing an opportunity for a meeting between Biden’s father — former Vice President Joe Biden — and a top Ukrainian energy company executive.
The laptop also contained other “disturbing” items, John Paul Mac Isaac told Fox News on Wednesday without elaborating.
“I just don’t know what to say, or what I’m allowed to say,” Isaac said. “I know that I saw, I saw stuff — and I was concerned. I was concerned that somebody might want to come looking for this stuff eventually — and I wanted it out of my shop.”
Isaac said he has a condition that affects his vision and “can’t be 100 percent sure” it was Hunter Biden who dropped off the computer for repair. Isaac said he contacted the FBI out of concern, but declined to specify what he meant.
Isaac’s claim that the laptop belonged to Hunter Biden has not been confirmed by Fox News. Isaac told the New York Post, which first reported about the emails earlier Wednesday, that he determined it was Hunter Biden in his shop because the laptop had a sticker from the Beau Biden Foundation, which is named after Biden’s late older brother.
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In other developments:
– Sen. Ron Johnson: Hunter Biden traded on his last name ‘to make millions of dollars’
– Hunter Biden emails under investigation by Senate Homeland Security Committee after hard drive report emerges
– Giuliani’s lawyer says he has hard drive with Hunter Biden texts, emails, videos of ‘compromising positions’
– Biden camp hits back at Hunter Biden email report suggesting then-VP met with Burisma exec
Twitter botched its blocking of New York Post story on Hunter Biden’s alleged emails, CEO says
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addressed the controversy surrounding actions the company took on Wednesday to block the spread of a New York Post article critical of Hunter Biden, calling them “unacceptable.”
“Our communication around our actions on the @nypost article was not great,” he tweeted. “And blocking URL sharing via tweet or DM with zero context as to why we’re blocking: unacceptable.”
Dorsey was asked on the same message thread if Twitter shadow-bans some its users in an attempt to stifle their online influence due to their political beliefs.
“No,” came the CEO’s succinct reply.
Twitter had issued a statement about the incident earlier in the day after Fox News reached out for comment about the story.
The tech giant claimed it took action against the Post article because of the company’s “Hacked Materials Policy.” Twitter is blocking the post from being shared on its platform.
“In line with our Hacked Materials Policy, as well as our approach to blocking URLs, we are taking action to block any links to or images of the material in question on Twitter,” a spokesperson said.