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Wikileaks Exposes John McCain’s Illegal Request for Campaign Cash From Russian Ambassador Who Suddenly Died Monday in NYC

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The John McCain Russian saga keeps getting more bizarre. Sen. John McCain as a presidential candidate in 2008 directly and illegally propositioned Vitaly Churkin, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations, to donate to the McCain/Sarah Palin GOP ticket, according to documents released by Wikileaks.

Since the 2016 presidential election in Nov., Sen. McCain has accused Russia of hacking and meddling in U.S. politics and President Donald Trump’s successful campaign. But ironically it was McCain himself who forced Russia to interfere in the 2008 presidential campaign by asking the ambassador and Russian embassy for a campaign contribution.

Adding intrigue to an already bizarre story, True Pundit recently contacted Russia’s Permanent Mission (embassy) in New York for comment from Ambassador Churkin regarding McCain’s unorthodox written request for money. By Tuesday, however, diplomatic staff reported Ambassador Churkin had died suddenly at the embassy late Monday. NBC News has framed the death as suspicious.

Nonetheless, at the time of McCain’s presidential campaign, however, Churkin and the Russian government fired off a terse letter and official statement to the senior U.S. senator’s request for thousands in cash to his campaign.

“We have received a letter from Senator John McCain requesting financial contribution to his Presidential campaign.

In this connection we would like to reiterate that Russian officials, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations or the Russian Government do not finance political activity in foreign countries.”

Russian officials clearly understood that McCain’s request was not legal per U.S. law which forbids foreign governments from contributing money or assistance to presidential campaigns and U.S. presidential candidates from seeking foreign donations. Apparently McCain didn’t know this or simply ignored it before sending his Sept. 29th letter addressed directly and personally to Churkin at the Russian embassy on 67th Street in Manhattan.

McCain offered the Russians a chance to use any major credit card to donate $5,000 or even more. To be fair, McCain’s letter reads much like a normal campaign fundraising letter seeking contributions and likely would have gone unnoticed except that Churkin was compelled to release an official statement from the Russian government rebuking the request, which in part read:

Contributions to McCain-Palin Victory 2008 (“Victory 2008”) are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Victory 2008 allocates contributions to the Republican National Committee (“RNC”), the state parties’ federal accounts, and the McCain-Palin Compliance Fund (“Compliance Fund”) in conformity with federal limits. Unless a contribution would exceed federal limits or a contributor designates otherwise, Victory 2008 will divide contributions as follows:

For Individuals – The first $28,500 will go to the RNC, the next portion will be divided evenly between the Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania state parties’ federal accounts up to a maximum of $9,250 for each Committee, and the final $2,300 will go to the Compliance Fund.

The Russian response to McCain’s campaign which was leaked to and verified by Wikileaks is below and at Wikileaks.

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  • Tomorrowland

    Holy Cow. Hopefully this is a sign that the Trump Faction is fighting back against the Deep State traitors.

  • 8675310

    This is not illegal! Democrats do it openly! Al Gore got caught doing it publicly in a Buddhist Temple. China was caught giving millions to Bill Clinton’s 1996 campaign in return for access to the computer technology that they needed to target the US with nuclear missiles! I don’t recall any Democrats going to jail. But, at least it is becoming an equal opportunity crime. Even a Republican can get away with it, if he supports Democrats. When it comes to top level politicians, there is no Rule of Law. Trump has said publicly that he won’t prosecute Hillary. There is very little blow back. The same as all the rest of them!

  • Mr Lizard

    I’m confused, was this a direct letter to the ambassador or just another mass mailing that goes out to everyone in campaign season? Cuz that reads like a form letter.

  • Martin Hoffmann

    Want credibility? Link to original, untampered email documents on

    I want to see McCain go down more than you, but we all have Photoshop these days, so…. do it right, k?

  • If true, Washington achieved where Hanoi Hilton failed: Mac will be the new Benedict Arnold.
    -Please let this prove to be untrue.

  • anitahandle

    I think you are correct. McCain has become a horrible character in this charade of horror BUT, this political campaign mailer doesn’t seem to be good evidence of direct solicitation, in my opinion. That would make this another non-story that, by reading and commenting, just adds to my “time I’ll never get back” log. Maybe I missed something.

  • Mifga

    Not a fan but that was a campaign letter sent to thousands of potential contributors from a mass mailing list.

  • Barbara Brech Busby

    Agree! NEVER believe a story citing Wikileaks without a link. Wikileaks is the only reliable source left.

    EDIT: It’s real –,_20_Oct_2008

  • Martin Hoffmann

    Hah! Good! TY

    Maybe include link in article, TruePundit – people are WARY of #veryfakenews these days, and rightfully so…

  • Tanooz Towanda

    I thought he hated Russia, Bitter man

  • gadgetfreaksta

    The Russians hacked

  • steve13565

    What fake headline – associating something that happened in 2008 to a “sudden death” in 2017. Could there be a connection? Doubt it. You think retribution would wait 9 years? That NBC story is typical of the corporate media technique which you have used here in this headline. Collect a bunch of items spread out over a long period of time, and imply that there could be some connection without presenting a shred of evidence that there is a connection..

  • Tanya Carr

    It IS illegal.. Dems are just above the law, silly!

  • Wayne Keller

    Where is link to Wikileaks documents?

  • Dale Richard Lee
  • 8675310

    My point is that the term illegal is academic when the powerful, politically connected people are never prosecuted. It’s apparently only for speeches.

  • georgesteele

    McCarthy was right.

  • Anonymous Anatomist

    Apparently HRClinton didn’t get the memo either re: Foreign Gov’t campaign contributions…

  • “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”–Samuel Johnson

  • HarpDiem

    Your avatar is disgusting.

  • PJ London

    And now you know why. The B*st*ds wouldn’t give him any money.

  • PJ London

    With a little luck and patience, that may be about to change.

  • 8675310

    He’s already said that he’s not prosecuting Hillary. So, that eliminates everyone else in “Obama’s” party from prosecution, as well as Republican’s McCain and Graham. It’s a new engineer, but it’s the same old train.

  • PJ London

    No he has not said any such thing.
    : prosecuting Hillary Clinton. “It’s just not something that I feel very strongly about.”
    “”I don’t want to hurt the Clintons, I really don’t,” Trump said, according to the tweets. “She went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways.”
    He wants to let things calm down. The FBI is still investigating the Clintons and all her aides.
    He told Chaffetz to do what he is doing, “Congress Committee Subpoenas FBI for Hillary Clinton’s Emails”
    Why start a war when the enemy is committing suicide?
    Why appear vindictive when Congress will do the job for you?
    “At least four congressional investigations into Hillary Clinton’s personal … A spokesperson for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, … the FBI probe into the Clinton Foundation, and pay-to-play allegations, …”
    Nothing (as the US so often says) is off the table.

  • bitcoin1.618

    I asume the sinister photo of John McCain is photoshop creation or looky likey.

  • Sam_Jennings

    Where’s the link to the original leak? This thing is just spurious ranting without that.

  • 8675310

    Hearings are great political tools, but they don’t result in prosecutions. You’re looking at it as a political issue. To me it is a question of the Rule of Law. We haven’t been under the Rule of Law for a long, long time. Until we return to that, we live under tyranny, controlled by whoever has political power, ie. the rule of men.

  • Rufrignkidnme

    If Putin rescinded the outstanding Russian arrest warrant for George Soros today, all of the Russia bashing from the left and rhino’s would end tomorrow.

    The riots would still continue though. We should arrest and extradite Soros, his sons, and his daughter to Russia. If we did that today, all of the rioting and unrest we’re seeing around the US would end in about a month when the funds Soros has already given out is depleted.

  • Edmond Dante

    A disgrace to military personnel. Sold out his buddies in vietnam when captured. He is hailed a hero because noone wants to believe he isnt. I want that gig.

  • Edmond Dante

    Even if facing jail time she will claim dementia from her fall to the head and NEVER see 1 day In jail.

  • PJ London

    Without the hearings (Benghazi) we would not know of any crimes.
    The DoJ are the ones who call grand juries and press charges. Sessions is the new man on the block. Comey has no love for Clinton.
    It takes months to put together a case.
    Even the IRS are getting involved.
    First drain the Obama alligators from the swamp and then introduce some new ones.
    I reckon 6 months and the Grand Juries will start convening.

  • PJ London

    Endless days in court in front of the cameras will be a bigger punishment for both of them.
    Utterly humiliate them day after day, she would wish she was in jail.

  • MadAsMel

    I hope Wikileaks’s drops all the goods on That traitor McLame!

  • Andy

    Pathetic…don’t just post here, go to his FB account and let him know what you really think. He deserves to be living the law like everyone else…except maybe the Clinton’s. Make America Great Again!!! Get rid of those who hinder Trump from doing the job the Silent Majority voted him as President to do!!!

  • Echoless

    “article is fake” *provides no data to support claim*…….great thanks…

  • Echoless

    its in blue top right above the document image…….

  • Echoless

    it IS in the article, apparently no one tried to click the BLUE WORD THAT SAYS WIKILEAKS lol

  • Echoless

    it says they have received a letter direct from mccain, so mccain probably sent out a bunch of em, and they replied back with their standard letter sayin no.

  • Echoless

    factor in that mccain was fingered by the white house as being one of the leakers of classified info about trump

  • Bordeauxm

    Crooked crooked bastard. The swamp must be drained.

    In Trump we trust.

  • EIvishasIeftthebIdg

    The Russian Federation is a potential contributor? Now that would be something. Dont think so. Targeted on purpose.

  • Roseann

    Someone slap this prick with the patriot act or something..,

  • Alhazred

    I like it

  • Kat N Dan Geary

    To think none of this would have happened if his chute didn’t open

  • Raul

    The president does not prosecute anyone, but his DOJ is another story.

  • Raul

    McCain is a hack

  • Genevieve

    King Salman of Saudi Arabia boasted to a Jordanian Newspaper this summer that he financed more than 20% of Hillary Clinton’s Campaign.

  • BornAMileHigh✓ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

    ask songbird mccain why he was nicked named that during the Vietnam war. Better yet, ask him how he killed 134 sailors by wet starting his jet on the USS Forrestal in 1967. OR, ask him why he made propaganda movies for the enemy…

    Remind me why we stopped conducting public hangings?????

  • Pacemaker4

    Poster child for ‘Manchurian candidates” ….whew.
    Hopefully this is the last nail in McCain political coffin.
    A few veterans must be smiling at this.

  • 8675310

    Two felonies. But, protected on both ends, one a Democrat, the other a Saudi. That’s why he can brag about it. It’ll never go to a courtroom.

  • Highland26

    Interesting…isn’t Churkin the one who just died of a heart attack while at work?

  • Highland26

    Hope it’s retroactive, then.

  • Highland26

    McCain’s insane.

  • Genevieve

    Bingo!Great Suggestion!

  • Val Valerian

    McCain has no shame … no bottom to his criminality and cowardice.

  • MC

    Well, well, well ….. The apology tour will final end and the President Trump bashing will come to a final halt due to Senator Senile Curmudgeon ghosts in his closets being shown throughout the world…… Biggest traitor and phony McCain!

  • Phil52

    Time out, everybody. Read the fundraising letter. It is a very routine direct mail mass solicitation. The only thing such a letter indicates is that the fundraisers had purchased a mass mail list that contained the name of the Russian Ambassador. That is a non-issue. Campaigns and party organizations buy commercially available lists all the time. It would be mildly interesting to know what lists the Russian Ambassador manages to get himself on. My guess would be that he had made an entirely legal contribution to some worthy cause that had some synergy with Russian public diplomacy initiatives in the U.S. This could be anything from a scholarship fund to a gala dinner honoring someone of bi-national visibility to a disaster relief contribution to a museum exhibition. That list would be the property of the organization hosting that event. Such lists are routinely rented out. That’s all there is to the story.

  • ברוך הבא בשם יהוה


  • ברוך הבא בשם יהוה

    Bingo, it was an insidious plot from the Establishment all along too

  • ברוך הבא בשם יהוה

    Lol, my ribs

  • K.W Dulong

    I smell swamp gas. The waters are being stirred and sunlight is peeping in.

  • Jeff Clyburn

    not apologizing for Slick Willy… but that’s not exactly what happened re: nuke technology… if so, why didn’t Beltway Cons use it as part of their articles of impeachment? Further, none of them referred any of it to the Justice Department. Just to be clear, China has had ICBMs since at least 1980.

  • MRadTemplewind

    It’s not Trump job to prosecute anyone. He has a capable AG to set priorities in his own department.

  • 8675310

    They couldn’t hit us until they got this computer technology

  • 8675310

    If Trump says don’t, Sessions won’t. I just said that ’cause it rhymes. In Sessions confermation hearings, he promised to recuse himself from all decisions regarding prosecution of Hillary.

  • Ken

    That guy has been guilty all his life. It will breathe such a breath of fresh air into our Senate!

  • Gomer Pyle

    Hell hath no fury like a songbird scorned.

  • elf

    McCain is a piece of work
    Why didn’t he ask Soros.
    Saw a photo of him and Soros today. Appeared he was taking orders.
    There is a photo of McCain floating around meeting casually with top ISIS dogs.

  • Jennifer R McClure

    Agree fully. And it showed when the white house WAS/AND CAN BE BOUGHT. Folks need to start local and get rid of them all!!!!!

  • Jennifer R McClure


  • elf

    No he did not say that.

    He said he is not prosecuting Hillary. FOR THE EMAILS.

  • Jennifer R McClure


  • Jennifer R McClure


  • Ara Gum

    Keep him there we don’t want riots in Russia.

  • Al

    So that’s what it’s called nowadays Fundraising, in the old days we called it Racketeering. How times have changed.

  • MissSterious

    The President is not allowed to prosecute people, and thank God for that! Could you imagine what a mess that would have been under Obama? Checks and balances. That being said, while it sickens me, I highly doubt Hillary will ever be prosecuted. Prosecuting her would take probably 90% of DC down with her, past and present, not to mention internationally. That being said, I’d LOVE to see the entire family in shackles.

  • Tanya Carr

    A President does not prosecute anyone. Be patient.

  • Mithrandir

    McCain is a Democrat. So, the media will give him mob protection as usual.

  • Rufrignkidnme

    When you freeze his accounts and give him a bunk in Siberia – they’ll be no more riots believe me.

  • Elaine Blackman

    8675310, With all the debt we have, do you even think she’s got that much longer to live? Right now, he has other things on his mind, like getting a cabinet for one thing, and a SCJ seated. There’s the wall and Obamacare. There are death threats and riots. Those who are for HRC are doing the tyranny. Do you really think you’d be trying to prosecute her right now?

  • Elaine Blackman

    The Saudi can’t be included in the felony because he doesn’t fall under our laws. Our laws are within OUR borders. Our laws can be violated by a citizen while outside the country, however, such as treason.

  • Elaine Blackman

    Since his father was an admiral and told him to stay in Hanoi POW camp for 7 more years or so, because his cover-up would be impossible if he got out early, he stayed. He sold his soul to the devil and has had to keep doing what others say so he won’t be blackmailed and let the story out. Whoops. 🙂 It’s out.

  • Elaine Blackman

    Sudden death. Suspicious circumstances.

  • 8675310

    I believe that he could, as he gave money for a US campaign. It doesn’t matter where he physically was when he gave, only that the money came here for an illegal purpose.

  • Loangirl

    I think dessert is being saved for the big celebration dinner! Many important things must be done for the better of our country! Dessert will taste good later!

  • Gr8dane

    No surprise here – once a communist collaborator (Songbird) ALWAYS a communist collaborator!

  • Now we have Mac committing Treason/Espionage: presumably for the Russians

  • Dam Spahn

    So this is real, but Trump’s campaign’s calls and collusion with Russian agents is not? How does that work, exactly?

  • Dam Spahn

    Sounds like they got spammed with fundraising letters like we all do. If McCain were actually trying to get ruskie bucks, he wouldn’t send them a form letter, or a letter at all, would he? But that requires critical thinking skills, which for many, is as out of reach as other self-maintenance skills.

  • Pater Tenebrarum

    The difference can be summarized by one word: evidence.

  • Bird_Dog

    Snopes ruled it mostly false. It’s nine-year old non-story trotted out by the anti-McCain claque. Truepundit should do a little fact-checking before regurgitating fake news.

  • ConcernedCitizen999

    Way far wrong on that one Jeff.

    Charles R. Smith wrote a whole book giving you all the details of Clinton’s treason when he gave the Communist Chinese our missile technology that allowed them to target American cities with MIRVs.

    Read the book, and notice the price. You think maybe Amazon is doing a little subtle censorship here? $1366.99… for a book ? (I bought a hard cover copy before the price skyrocketed).

    Deception: How Clinton Sold America Out to the Chinese Military
    Paperback – June, 2004
    by Charles R. Smith (Author)
    $276.21 – new

    Or see a sumary in this web article here:

    Clinton-Approved Computer Exports Help China Build Nukes
    By Charles R. Smith

  • Jeff Clyburn

    Cool… Does it say anywhere in there when Republicans used it in their articles of impeachment they were so obsessed about? Or did they just know it would fail?

  • ConcernedCitizen999

    Clinton impeached – 1998
    Deception: How Clinton Sold America Out to the Chinese Military” –
    published 2004.

  • Dennis

    Where is the email???? You people need to show this shit. The letter can be composed, there is no signature. The email cannot be faked .
    Furnish me with that I will take is ass down. I will camp outside his office.

  • Apple Plexi

    He hates Trump. He is a sociopath, and they are always projecting their sins onto others?