Crypto Memer, Potential POTUS John McAfee Challenges SEC’s Jay Clayton to Live CNN Debate

Crypto Memer, Potential POTUS John McAfee Challenges SEC’s Jay Clayton to Live CNN Debate




John McAfee Challenges SEC Chairman Jay Clayton to a Live Debate on CNN

Antivirus software pioneer John McAfee went bananas on Twitter earlier today, issuing a challenge to SEC Chairman Jay Clayton [because this happened]. In an expletive-laden tweet, McAfee announced that he wishes to debate Clayton in a live forum filmed by CNN.

In an effort to make the debate happen, McAfee published Clayton’s contact information – including his office phone number and email address – online in the tweet:


The SEC chairman is Jay Clayton. He can be reached by phone at 202-551-2100 or by email at chairmanoffice@sec.gov

Flood this mother fucker’s voice mail and inbox with demands that he debate me. CNN is ready! Show this prick what the crypto community is all about!

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 7, 2018


He started off with this one then had a collection of them piling up as he has had for the last few weeks with the non-crypto paid promotion of alts and POTUS declarations:


The head of the SEC declared today that all ICOs are securities. While I STRONGLY disagree, and believe that the majority of ICOs do not meet the Suprene Court Howey Test for securities, I will submit, for now, to their rules and will not work with future ICOs.. But, I’ll be back

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 7, 2018


And, please God, let the SEC prosecute anything prior to this date, the first announcement that all ICOs are Securities. If it does, I will be the greatest thorn in the side of the SEC since the founding of our Constitution. Overreach of power is the worst of all corruption.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 7, 2018


I challenge the SEC to debate me on CNN. I debated the FBI two years ago when they they overstepped their bounds. You, the SEC, have overstepped your bounds. I ripped the FBI a new asshole on CNN. I welcome the opportunity to RIP the SEC a new asshole.https://t.co/PTxKEYsw1v

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 7, 2018


Those of you who have pledged your unwavering support, email or call the @SEC_News and demand that they debate me. For those of you that have not pledged your support, you might consider doing so.

— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 7, 2018


In a previous tweet, McAfee had (more calmly) requested his followers email or call the SEC “and demand that they debate me.” McAfee clearly wanted to make things more personal, which is why he specifically mentioned SEC Chairman Jay Clayton in his follow-up tweet.

Meanwhile, McAfee made headlines earlier this week for announcing a bid to run for president in 2020. McAfee, a British-born US citizen, tried to run as the Libertarian Party candidate during the 2016 presidential election, but lost to Gary Johnson.

McAfee plans to seek the Libertarian Party candidacy for the 2020 election, but he won’t stop if he doesn’t get it. As he explained on Twitter:

“In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them. If not, I will create my own party. I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us.”

McAfee’s bid to become president of the United States dates back to 2015 when he announced his intentions to run for election as head of the “Cyber Party”.

The 72-year old McAfee, meanwhile, has been flooding social media with libertarian-oriented memes and cryptocurrency shill posts.

Jay Clayton and the SEC have not responded to McAfee’s request for a debate. Clayton made headlines yesterday after he explained that cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are not securities during an interview with CNBC. Clayton did, however, caution that many ICO tokens are securities and should be regulated as such.

It’s unclear what John McAfee and Jay Clayton would be debating – aside from the cryptocurrency industry in general. It’s also unclear if McAfee has legitimately contacted CNN – or if he’s just fishing for attention.

In any case, you can stay tuned to this drama by following John McAfee’s Twitter @officialmcafee. However, it seems unlikely that SEC Chairman Jay Clayton is going to accept the offer anytime soon.

What do you guys think of John McAfee’s effectiveness in trying to invoke a response and engage in some dialogue, in which we all benefit from no matter how we start to understand the nature of the SEC and cryptocurrencies as securities.

Let us know in the comments below. You can also read about Mr. McAfee’s latest projects in the MRU unit and the Cryptocurrency Independence website. Then of course there is this:

John McAfee Is Running For President (POTUS) in 2020: Cryptocurrency a Focal Point?

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