John McAfee, 2020 Presidential Candidate and founder of antivirus company McAfee, was recently released from confinement in the Dominican Republic. Since then, he has been in the United Kingdom. McAfee spoke with 71 Republic Saturday about his detainment and release. He also discusses his plans for the future. A transcript and audio file of the interview are available below.
On Wednesday, the Dominican Republic released presidential candidate and crypto enthusiast John McAfee from detention after four days of confinement. McAfee announced his release on his Twitter account. His campaign manager had previously been using the accounting, informing the world that the government had detained the cybersecurity legend. His wife Janice later affirmed that they were free and heading to an airport.
At around 2:15 PM EDT Tuesday, Rob Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Loggia-Ramirez, campaign manager for John McAfee, took over the presidential candidate’s Twitter. He released a number of tweets that suggest McAfee is now in custody of a government agency. He left the United States several months ago as a result of the IRS pursuing him on tax evasion charges. McAfee had previously spent several weeks in Cuba before fleeing the country by ship. On the ship prior to reaching Cuba, he launched a presidential campaign but insisted that Americans vote for themselves, rather than him. He has not disclosed his location since, asserting that he has been on the run.
On Wednesday night, cryptocurrency enthusiast John McAfee launched his revolutionary trading platform, McAfee Magic. He believes that it will forever change how people invest and use crypto. Combining both automated and manual trading on eight different exchange platforms, McAfee hopes to deliver an integrated trading experience while also maintaining a smooth, single interface.
As the 2020 presidential election approaches, there is much talk about the boisterous and ever-growing democratic field. However, the 3rd largest American political party, the Libertarian Party, also has a primary ahead of them.
In 2016, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson was able to garner small doses of media attention. However, the 2020 libertarian candidates seem rather unknown. Information on the candidates is limited, but outlets like Chris Spangle’s “We Are Libertarians Network” have done their best through their presidential candidate and debate series hosted by Hodey Johns.
Note that this is not a conclusive list of all candidates. Rather this is a short description of the most prominent figures who have announced their campaigns.