GOP Asked Tech Founder, Ex-Fugitive McAfee To Diagnose The Affordable Care Act

Source: Jeff Pohlman and Dan Mangan / CNBC / NBC News

The House committee responsible for Obamacare oversight asked for expert guidance last week about the troubled launch of the federal site from John McAfee, the tech legend once suspected in the murder of his neighbor in Central America, CNBC has learned.

That Republican-controlled committee wanted the McAfee Associates founder to “guide our oversight and review of” the implementation of the federal marketplace selling Obamacare insurance, according to an email obtained by

The committee suggested that McAfee might discuss the technologically botched rollout with members of Congress.

McAfee made $100 million from the 2004 sale of his former company, which still sells the widely used McAfee antivirus software. He later began investing in the housing market and lost much of his fortune in the 2008 housing crash.

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