On Wednesday, it was reported that John McAfee, the famed anti-virus software pioneer, was proclaimed dead accoridng to Spanish news reports, as he has been jailed in the country following alleged tax evasion.
McAfee has been critical of the “Deep State.” He has previously said, “The Deep State is those people within the U.S. government that are career employees who cannot be fired by people who we elect by the Congress or the President. There are the FCC, the CIA, the Currency Exchange Commission, the IRS. Are these people in control? Can they enact laws? F**k yes! They’re called regulations. For every law that Congress passes and we elect Congress to pass — our laws — there are 20 regulations enacted by federal agencies that have far more impact on our lives than anything Congress can possibly pass.
Is there a Deep State? Yes! Can we fire these people? No! Can presidents fire them? No! It’s designed that way so that political parties and political interests cannot affect the Deep State. Do you understand the nightmare of our situation? I’m sorry, it’s not secret. It’s as open as anything could be. In the past, since 1975, 200,000 regulations have been passed by federal agencies encompassing 800,000 pages of fine print. People: it is no secret. It is as open as it can be. The Deep State does control America. Wake up, people.”
John McAfee called out the Deep State a year ago.pic.twitter.com/HL6uuPrCMm
— Suburban Black Man 🇺🇸 (@goodblackdude) June 23, 2021
According to the New York Post:
The 75-year-old eccentric tech entrepreneur was arrested in October and was awaiting extradition in the Barcelona jail when he was found dead by hanging, police sources told El Pais.
The newspaper reported McAfee was pulled from his cell in Barcelona and police are investigating the circumstances around his death.
“Everything points to suicide,” the newspaper reported, citing justice department officials in the country. A second Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also reported McAfee had died by an apparent suicide in the jail.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Spanish High Court had agreed to extradite McAfee, who had been charged with a number of federal financial crimes in two districts in the United States.