Who is Jack Maxey? The whistleblower who handed over Hunter Biden’s laptop revealed

Maxey has fled to Switzerland fearing retaliation from the Biden administration, says he has 450Gb of deleted files that will be posted online soon


                            Who is Jack Maxey? The whistleblower who handed over Hunter Biden’s laptop revealed
Jack Maxey (Jack Maxey/Facebook) and Hunter Biden (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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For over a year, Joe Biden's presidential campaign and tenure in office have been plagued by scandal, thanks to Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell". Every few weeks, a new revelation from the device has surfaced, questioning how much the President knew about his son's activities. In April 2022, we finally know who's behind the revelations, after the whistleblower revealed himself. 

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So far some of the biggest scandals to emerge from the laptop are Hunter's escapades with prostitutes, often involving drugs. The laptop also revealed a close working relationship with Chinese firms and individuals like Ye Jianming, who was a major businessman till he was detained on accusations of bribery. In late March 2022, emails revealed that Hunter was linked to a DoD contractor, which was involved in infectious disease research, with a lab in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

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The President has largely stayed silent over the laptop's revelations, which have become a key source of attacks for right-wing media organizations like Fox News. However, it's unclear if he can anymore, given the threat by the whistleblower to release much more online. Jack Maxey claims to have 450Gb worth of deleted files, which he will soon put online.

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Jack Maxey (Jack Maxey/Facebook)

Who is Jack Maxey?

Little is known about the mysterious whistleblower, apart from the fact he was once a co-host on Steve Bannon's 'War Room' podcast. He's also written articles for the Miami Standard and Big League Politics. One website claims he is an alumnus of Yale University, following which he was commissioned into the US Navy. After quitting the Navy, Maxey reportedly worked on Wall Street, then "held many positions in the alternative space of hedge funds and private equity." He also reportedly spent time in Puerto Rico as an entrepreneur, before turning to journalism in 2018 with 'War Room'. 

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Given that Maxey does not have any public social media accounts, or past interviews about his personal life, we have not been able to verify those claims. We did find a Facebook profile in his name, but it doesn't reveal much beyond promoting stories about Hunter's laptop. Maxey has spent the last year appearing on several media organizations, talking about the laptop and its contents. 

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On March 17, Maxey uploaded a photo from Zurich airport with the caption "not on vacation. Stay tuned..." which we now know is because he fled to the country. "I came here so that we could do a forensic examination of Hunter's laptop safely in a country that still respects human liberty and the ideals of liberal democratic principles," he told The Daily Mail

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Hunter Biden's laptop origin

In 2019, Hunter reportedly abandoned the laptop at a Delaware computer store owned by John Paul Mac Isaac, who then handed over the data to Rudy Guiliani. The former New York City Mayor then handed over the data to Maxey, who handed over copies to The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Senator Chuck Grassley. But after they did nothing, he began posting batches of data on file-sharing sites. He claims they were quickly taken down by the government, who "were obviously diligently doing cache searches across the internet."

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Then in early 2021, Maxey contacted The Daily Mail, which began releasing information. He claimed after contacting The Mail, black SUVs appeared outside his house. As a result, he chose to flee the US and headed for Switzerland, a politically neutral country. Speaking about the laptop's contents, Maxey said, "The American people were utterly betrayed because I guarantee you that Joe Biden couldn't run for dog catcher if the American people knew about this laptop."

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The trouble is far from over for the Bidens though. Maxey claims he is still sitting on 450Gb of deleted data, including 80,000 images and videos and more than 120,000 archived emails. He plans to put them all online in a searchable database "in the coming weeks". With the midterms fast approaching and the President's approval ratings on a downward spiral, it could be just the thing the GOP needs to capture the House and Senate.  

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