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Ex-Fugitive Who Slept With 17-Year Olds Was House GOP’s Choice To Advise On Obamacare Website

by David Badash on October 23, 2013

in News,Politics

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A 67-year old former murder suspect and American fugitive living in Central America whose drug use is legendary and who bragged about sleeping with ten 17-year old girls was contacted by the House GOP last week to advise them on their investigation of the rollout of the Obamacare website, healthcare.gov.

John McAfee, (image, center, shirtless) whose name is synonymous with the anti-virus software company he created and later sold, was reportedly asked by a GOP staffer, Sean Hayes, counsel with the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, to travel to D.C. on his own dime — thanks to the GOP-led federal government shutdown.

The “Republican-controlled committee wanted the McAfee Associates founder to ‘guide our oversight and review of’ the implementation of the federal marketplace selling Obamacare insurance,” CNBC reported yesterday.

Last year, he made international headlines when he went on the lam in Central America after Greg Faull, his neighbor in Belize, was found dead from a bullet in his head sometime after confronting McAfee about his barking dogs. McAfee later was detained in Guatemala, and eventually deported to the U.S. without being charged in the murder, which he denies committing.

“This is the Committee of jurisdiction for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare),” Hayes wrote in an Oct. 14 email to McAfee’s lawyer, Francois Garcia. “For three years we have been monitoring the implementation of the law and have been trying to dig into what has happened with the Exchange rollout.”

“Given the failures of Healthcare.gov, and Mr. McAfee’s expertise, I was hoping he might be able to discuss his views with staff on the hill,” Hayes wrote. “It would be an informal discussion: we would take notes but these would not be for attribution, it would mainly guide our oversight and review of the program.”

“This would hopefully not be a heavy lift for him: what problems could lead to the compromise of personal identifying information? What could we be doing to prevent data or identify theft? What advice generally does he have?” Hayes wrote.

Last night, Rachel Maddow opened her show with an 18-minutes segment on McAfee as the House GOP’s choice to “guide” their “oversight and review of” the Obamacare website rollout.

Maddow heavily lampooned the GOP for wanting McAfee to vet the rollout, after they clearly never vetted McAfee.

Watch:

Image: Screenshot via Maddow/MSNBC

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{ 4 comments }

msgmoney7 October 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

Thanks Rachael, we would never hear of some of the going on's if it were not for you.

atunionbob October 23, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Hummm …..The G(rumpy) O(ld) P(erverts) wanted to have a possible murderer, and a known Pedophile, fugitive, give them expert advise on the ACA? So what else is new? They do that all the time dont they? Since most of them are OLD perverts, and criminals in the first place.

labman57 October 23, 2013 at 10:21 pm

McAfee, an obnoxious, self-absorbed, ethically-bankrupt misogynist should feel right at home among House Republicans.

goretsky October 24, 2013 at 5:55 am

Hello,

While Mr. McAfee is, no doubt, guilty of many crimes, he is neither an "ex-fugitive," nor a "former murder suspect" nor is he an "American fugitive." Just because Mr. McAfee has engaged in many reprehensible and probably illegal activities does not mean you should make up additional crimes out of whole cloth to accuse him.

As someone who operates a few web sites, I can understand your desire to sensationalize the story in order to ad revenue from the page views it brings, but, please, if you are going to create article on Mr. McAfee, create accurate ones! There are enough accurate recounts of his various shameful behaviors that you do not need to make things up.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

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