WikiLeaks: John McCain in 2008 illegally solicited campaign contribution from Russia


RINO senator John McCain (R-Arizona) is a diehard anti-Trumper in the 2016 campaig. McCain also went fully on board with the Obama administration and the MSM’s fake story that the Russian government had intervened in the election to favor Trump by hacking into and transmitting to WikiLeaks damaging Democrat emails — an assertion that remains unverified and unsubstantiated to this day. See:

Along with fellow Republican senator Lindsey Graham (SC), McCain is one of a bipartisan group of senators calling for an investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton. McCain is also a co-sponsor of the Russian Review Act that would impose strict new congressional oversight and veto power over the Trump administration if it decided to lift sanctions on Russia.

The irony is that according to documents obtained by WikiLeaks, it is John McCain who in 2008 had solicited a campaign contribution from Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin. U.S. law forbids presidential candidates from seeking foreign donations.

The documents are two:

(1) A 4-page letter, dated September 29, 2008, from John McCain to Vitaly Churkin, who was Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the time, asking for a campaign contribution “of $35, $50, $100, $500, $1,000, $2,500 or even $5,000 to the McCain-Palin Victory 2008”. To download the letter in Word format, click here.

Below are screenshots of pages 1 and 4 of McCain’s letter:


(2) A Statement by the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, dated October 20, 2008:

“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.”

Here’s a screenshot of the Statement:


WikiLeaks released the Statement on October 20, 2008, stating that “Wikileaks staff have verified the authenticity of the document.”


Vitaly Churkin was Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN from 2006 until his sudden death in New York City three days ago on February 20, 2017, the eve of his 65th birthday. From Wikipedia:

The immediate cause was heart failure, according to Russian diplomat Sergei Ordzhonikidze.[16] The Russian Foreign Ministry noted that Churkin died while at work and expressed condolences to Churkin’s family.[17]

[…] On 21 February 2017 the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office released the preliminary results of an autopsy performed on Churkin, which states that the cause of death needed further study, which often indicates the need for toxicology tests.[19] The same day Churkin was posthumously awarded the Russian Order of Courage[20] and the Order of the Serbian Flag 1st class.

H/t True Pundit and FOTM‘s CP

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36 responses to “WikiLeaks: John McCain in 2008 illegally solicited campaign contribution from Russia

  1. And he has the audacity to point fingers at Trump???

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  2. Kevin J Lankford

    Can only wonder what he meant to do with the money. If he meant to win the election all he had to do was tell the truth about obama. But the mccain was a fraud himself.

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  3. I can’t say anything nice about this man any more except, TERM LIMITS!

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    • He’ll just go serve AIPAC in bribing US tyranny pols and crats–lobbying.

      An American citizen, not Us subject.

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    • DCG . . . Amen to that! He has been around for far too long, aggrandizing himself at the expense of the average US citizen! He either needs to go voluntarily, or we need to give him a push, which term limits would do!

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  4. What an idiot. He wanted money from the same country with which he wants to wage war. Great report exposing McShame!

    Just saw this, too:

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    • RE: “BUSTED: Open Borders Hero John McCain’s Exclusive $15 Million Mountain Compound Surrounded by Water, Fences, Ridges” End of Quote.
      These kind are all of same feather, what they want to push onto other people is NOT how they & their own kin wish to live themselves.(the Zuckerberg personal “wall” springs to mind also) Many celebs too are the same too. Hypocrisy has been much in vogue these past months, practiced by Anti-Trump, Anti-Brexit,etc..

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  5. Russian ambassadors have been placed on the ‘Global Endangered Species’ list.

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  6. I think McCain started out pretty good but too many years in office can taint even the most pure of spirit. That and dementia have pretty much done him in. Establishment Rino from too much exposure. Time for him to go. Can you say dinosaur? He’s running scared and will never admit it. War hero? Maybe. But that was a long long time ago. John: rest on your laurels.

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  7. William Brandon Shanley

    Lock him up!

    Liked by 4 people

  8. Just saw this from two days ago re McCain’s involvement in the Vietnam War POWs cover-up:

    2/22/17: “Traitor John McCain: When “Tokyo Rose” Ran for President”:

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  9. Trump is in the White House people got to love with it

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  12. John McCain is a traitorous killer. His daddy protected him during and after Vietnam and his then rich new wife financed his political career. He is the worst kind of “man.”

    I served in peacetime so I will always honor those who served admirably in wartime. Not in this case though, not this POS. Spend a few minutes researching McCain. Globalist scum.

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  14. MoreFreedomLessFreeloaders

    Arizona hates this bastard. The only, and I mean the only reason this traitor got any votes was because his opponent was a lying, leftist, Hillary endorsing nutbag.

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  15. The absolute nicest thing I can say is the guy creeps me out. Nasty piece of work, as is his groupie Miss Know-it-all Graham. BTW, his daughter is infuriatingly simple minded.

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  16. I have no doubt that the news about him being a traitor are true. In one post they had pics of when the traitor left the camp, all fat and sassy and five others leaving looking very looking emaciated. Curious they were all in the same camp.
    McCain also crashed five of our jets, not one, and one resulted in innocent deaths.
    He is far from a hero.
    He is doing all this for pay back because President Trump exposed him for the loser that he is.

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  18. Have reblogged this.Many Thanks. The more i learn about the shenanigans of this person the less i find to be admired, especially seeing his animosity toward President Trump. Such hypocrisy!! Sympathies for the Russian gent who’s passed on. If he really has died (as opposed to being whisked away out the limelight) then it’s certainly suspicious, seems to be the same thread running through these types of sudden deaths. Coroners seem at a loss in knowing the cause,so goes onto toxicology (to see if the death was caused through drugs/substances)in the end it’s put down to heart failure. But something is causing this to happen. i have my theories & if correct, then hopefully those involved will get their come-uppence, if not in this world, then the next. God Bless & Kindest from pennine:-)

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  19. RINO McCain needs to move on. He contributes absolutely nothing to the new administration but criticism, what the hell is he doing overseas discrediting President Trump? I respect him -he fought for freedom in Vietnam, and he has been rewarded by the constituents. Lost to Obama and never took a strong stand against him. When he retires he will leave with no worries and plenty of money. Out with the old in with the new.


  20. John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released Showing he WAS a Traitor who Turned Against His Own Country


  21. This could be the beginning of the end for embattled Sen. John McCain’s life in politics. According to White House officials, McCain is believed to have somehow gained access to the content of President Donald Trump’s private, classified telephone calls with world leaders. And he isn’t keeping quiet about what was talked about either.

    An analysis of McCain’s recent public statements by White House officials, coupled with information from intelligence personnel working with the Trump administration, paints a disturbing picture for McCain — or any elected U.S. politician. Officials believe the senator has inside knowledge of a number of President Trump’s telephone conversations, including at least one conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Even more alarming, officials believe McCain is secretly sharing this sensitive information with colleagues and his cabal of friendly mainstream media journalists in a dangerous clandestine campaign to damage Trump’s presidency even before it has a chance to succeed. Trump has been searching for media rats in the Beltway in recent weeks. White House aides are confident they have now outed one of the major leaks plaguing the early days of the Trump presidency. To everyone’s surprise, it is a senior senator supposedly belonging to the same side of the political aisle as the president.

    McCain has been lambasting Trump to anyone and everyone who will listen since the newly minted president’s inauguration. This includes a Russian comedian who pranked McCain posing as Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. Even during that troubling conversation, where McCain shared sensitive U.S. intelligence with an imposter, White House aides said McCain unknowingly exposed himself as having inside knowledge of Trump’s telephone conversations.
    “He has been given transcripts or actually listened to the calls and is sharing what he has heard,” an administration insider said. “There is no doubt. He is one of the major leaks.”

    Just last week, True Pundit published a troubling account of how a Russian comedian duped McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. McCain incredibly even coached the phone-prankster-posing Prime Minister on joining NATO.

    This audio recording of the phone call is absolutely incredible.

    It’s time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to determine the level McCain’s involvement and just how many laws he has broken.

    Source –

    EXCLUSIVE: White House Fingers John McCain As Media Leak; Believes U.S. Senator Eavesdropped on Trump’s Classified Phone

    Related link –

    VIDEO: John McCain Divulges U.S. Policy & Intel Secrets to Russian Prankster Posing as Ukraine Prime Minister; Incredible Breach


  22. McCain sang to the Russians like a Hanoi Canary in exchange for donations


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