Crypto bull and 2020 presidential candidate John McAfee claimed in a tweet Friday that the CIA has attempted “to collect” him and his wife Janice Dyson at sea. The tweet included a photo of McAfee and Dyson flexing some fire power. It appeared to be warning to the authorities McAfee says are hot on his trail.
Standing on the deck of their boat– a a four-level, 74″ fishing yacht built 20 years ago by boat maker Buddy Davis– the photo shows John McAfee holding an AR-15 rifle, and Janice Dyson sporting some sort of semi-automatic shotgun, maybe a Benelli. (If any CCN readers can identify it please let us know in the comments.)
The CIA has attempted to collect us. We are at sea now and will report more soon. I will continue to be dark for the next few days. pic.twitter.com/o79zsbxISl
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) July 19, 2019
John McAfee Mystery Solved
On Tuesday John McAfee’s 2020 presidential campaign manager tweeted on McAfee’s account:
“Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark. Please be advised that this account will be operated by staff until further notice. More details will be released in time.”
Developing events have made it necessary for John McAfee to go dark. Please be advised that this account will be operated by staff until further notice. More details will be released in time.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) May 16, 2019
The tweet touched off a flurry of speculation as to what events had transpired, and whether McAfee was in trouble. The Dot Com era millionaire, libertarian politician, and perennial purveyor of altcoins has been evading the IRS since January. That’s when a federal court grand jury summoned John McAfee and his wife to Lexington,