(CNN) – Ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, commonly referred to as “CREW,” has requested that the Senate Ethics Committee investigate whether Sen. John McCain failed to disclose gambling earnings as required by federal law and the Senate’s own rules.
Click here to read CREW's request
Citing recent press reports, CREW alleges that McCain failed to disclose income earned from gambling on the personal financial disclosure forms he’s required to file as a senator. “Given Sen. McCain’s history of gambling on a regular basis over the years, it is nearly impossible to imagine that he never won over $200, the amount that triggers the reporting requirement,” CREW’s request says.
In the event the Senate Ethics Committee finds that McCain failed to disclose any gambling earnings, the watchdog group asks that the matter be turned over to the Department of Justice for a criminal investigation into whether McCain knowingly and willfully failed to disclose any winnings.
The McCain campaign has not responded yet to CNN’s request for comment about CREW’s request for an investigation.
Aha! No deed goes unpunished mcGambling!
My inlaws gambling with their social security income have won more than $200 several times. You are screwed on this one if you did not disclose it
I love the CREW. Keep up the good work. John is great for dishing it out, let's see if he can take it.
Hahah McCain! This is what happens when you open a can of worms!
This makes me wonder whether McCain preferred the casino or the sports book. Poker does not seem like his game at all. I'm betting he was a horse track man. I'll also put $500 on McCain/Palin losing the White House race by at least 100 electoral college votes.
Someone needs to investigate Obama's ACORN income.
Well, well, well. Let the truth come out. Sarah Palin likes to throw mud at her opponent- let us hear about her. Message to the GOP and Palin- Can someone please remind them that if they bring up Rev. Wright that they will look stupid. Barack Obama's mother AND grandmother who raised him were WHITE. To suggest that he doesn't like white people (when he is half white) is utterly ridiculous. As for Ayers- he met Ayers when Ayers was a professor (does that mean the faculty, the parents of Ayer's students, his neighbors, etc. are all palling around with a terrorist?). Also, I hear that one of McCain's campaign officials served on a committee that Ayer's served on as well. Does that mean McCain is palling around with people who pal around with terrorist? American's are not stupid. These attacks didn't work before and won't work now. Tell Palin to take care of her corruption charges first before she begins slinging mud!
A real task ahead for McCain. But McCain and Cindy must declare how much they lost in gambling or earned. This man always tell that COUNTRY FIRST but he never respect the laws of the country.
I think when he says country first means he and his cronies and not America!
Geez. Who among us hasn't won $200 bucks? Surely there are more important reasons not to vote for McCain than this? A pure non issue, let's get back to the issues.
CREW is not seeing any of my money if that's what they're using it for.
And while you are on it, be sure to get this guy fully medically examined.. we need to know his status!
I hope this story proves to be true, and STICKS TO MCCAIN
just like glue!!
Simon Legree is going DOWN.
GOD FORGIVE ME, BUT I AM CONVINCED
THAT BUSH, CHANEY,MCBUSH & FRIENDS
WERE BORN WITHOUT A SOUL; OTHERWISE
IT MAKES NO SENSE, WHY THEY ARE SO EVIL.
MORE IMPORTANTLY GOD FORGIVE THEM FOR WHAT
THEY HAVE DONE TO US, OUR NATION & THE WORLD.
This is great news. Now they need to also investigate the supporters at the McCain / Palin rallies who are chanting "kill him" when Obama's name is mentioned.
For all the things I learned from my parents I have to honestly say that thank goodness I did not follow in their republican footsteps. Most comments from McCain / Palin supporters are vile, obnoxious or simply uneducated dribble. They are falling right into republican traps which are baited with fear. Since they have lost so much ground in the election process they have nothing else to offer except for dragging Obama's name through the mud with lies and half-truths. They have no viable solution to the economic crisis and in fact have stated publically that if they continue to talk about the economy they will lose. Here's news for you McCain and Palin... you're going to lose anyways because most people simply don't trust you to turn this country around. Here's hoping that come November Sarah can go back to Alaska and continue to do what she does best hockey and hunting. For McCain he can simply retire and gamble away Cindy's fortune.
WHO IS THE REAL JOHN MCCAIN?
Nice John. You take care of the very banks that wrote the bad loans and now want to reward them with a 300 billion dollar bailout.
You are a gambler? Now I understand why they call you Maverick.
I've gambled maybe a dozen times in my whole life and I've made more than $200 on one occasion
Memo to CREW:
Republicans are above the law (see Bush, Palin, Cheney, Rove).
Atilla the Hun is going down.
I dont know about you, but I dont want old man McCain gambling with my retirment.
hussein is so desperate! Let's see gambler or terrorist? There are no ends to the lies of hussein!!!
MCGREEDY'S UNSTABLE EVIL MIND
SCARES THE HELL OUT OF ME. JUST
LOOKING AT HIM GIVES ME THE CREEPS.
MCAIN LOVES TO GAMBLE ......... HIS CAMPAIGN SHOWS US THAT
I CANNOT AFFORD TO LET HIM GAMBLE WITH MY FUTURE..
OSAMA BIN LADIN IS SOMEWHERE LAUGHING AT US SAYING
THANK YOU ALLAH FOR GEORGE BUSH AND THE
REPUBLICANS THEY DESTROYED THEIR OWN NATIONS
ECONOMY FOR ME.............
Give me a break. Even if McCain did win, the tax laws allow you to write off the winnings with losses. Get over it and move on. Who cares?
MCGREEDY IS EVEN WORSE &
GREEDIER THAN BUSH & CHANEY.
no one should be above the law if you break it. then just like every one else.he should have to answer to it. mccain acts like he has not done any wrong doing.but if anyone else dose he wants it to be brought out.fare is fare. find out the truth we have the right to know. obama/biden