March 8, 2022
A whistleblower who has fled the United States for Europe has vowed he will release 450 gigabytes of deleted material from Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop.
The whistleblower, Jack Maxey, is a Republican activist and former podcast host affiliated with former Trump advisor Steve Bannon. Maxey claims he in possession of deleted files from the laptop of US President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden.
Maxey said he also gave the the material to the Washington Post, New York Times, and to Senator Chuck Grassley, all of whom, Maxey said, sat on the material for months.
Some have criticized the media for not expediting the process, in the run-up to the 2020 US presidential election, of verifying that Biden was the owner of the laptop.
“I showed this to a friend of mine in desperation in February  because nobody would listen to me. No news organizations would take it. In fact, the very first major news organization to take it was the Daily Mail,’ he said.
The New York Times confirmed in March the laptop belonged to Biden.
Biden’s laptop was abandoned in a New York Delaware repair shop in 2019 and was later seized by FBI investigators after it was revealed there was potentially compromising information on it
In one of the images, Hunter Biden is seen sleeping with a crack pipe in his mouth.
The owner of the repair shop, John Mac Isaac, passed on a copy of the laptop’s hard drive to former President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who then passed it on to Maxey. From there, Maxey is said to have distributed it to the Mail, Post and NYT , as well as Grassley.
Maxey said that after contacting UK news outlet, the DailyMail.com, about the laptop in the spring of 2021, black suburban SUVs began to park nearby his home.
Former US intelligence officer friends who also had copies began to receive unusual phone calls.