[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/09/art.macup1009.ap.jpg caption="An ethics watchdog group has asked the Senate to investigate whether Sen. McCain failed to disclose gambling winnings."]
(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.
This is good news on McCain.. He has put out such negative campaigning over the last couple of days and the constant inquire into something that happen 20 years ago. Is this all that McCain got.. We the American people don't care, all we are interest in is the economy. McCain has spewed lies and now I can't listen to him anymore. I was undecided at the begining but over the last month, I'm all Obama/Biden
Watch-Dog should keep a look out for Obama!! Were Sick of Obama we could Puke!!
Look he was forced to learn and lie while he was a POW,so it is not his fault. He could blame it on Spooky Sarah and she could blame it on the first dude and he could say he was trying to save his family some embarrasment. that might work except for the first public event in the U S she embarrased her family with announcements that most families would not brag about. SOOOOOOOO John you may have to eat this charge on your own before someone calls it an earmark and we know you would tell all.
Good. And let's also probe Bush, Cheney, Rove and the rest of the Republicans while we're at it.
REPUGS WANT TO PLAY DIRTY, WELL THE 8 DISASTROUS YEAR OF BUSH AS RESULTED IN DEMS FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE.
LETS GET IT ON!!!!!!!!
At least it's not ACORN/ voter fraud , at least it's not investigating the relationship w/ a domestic terrorist who a few years ago hosted a political gathering for the naive senator, at least it's not why he really attended a radical church for twenty years the preaches hate of America... and you want to be President?
No Leadership + No Honor = No CHANGE
Electing George Bush not once but twice was a big mistake. Electing McCain/Palin for president will be a BIGGER MISTAKE
Isn't there some sort of watch dog group that investigates the ethics of politicians who incite ignoramuses at hate rallies and call it campaigning?
I am more concerned with Farrakhan claiming Obama "The Messiah" on that new yotube video and calling "American youth" easily brainwashed!
Way to go Mr Maverick! Just another example of Bush-Cheney type government. Change is needed and McCain ain't the one to bring it!
This is the reason this personal crap doesn't belong in the darn race...Honestly I'm a Obama supporter but I could careless about how much loot McCain won. Or for that matter if Palin fired a guy for screwing over her sister...He might have had it coming.
But once one candidate goes down this road he/she takes everyone else with them.
Stick to the issues!!!!!!!!!!!!
McCain's prescription drugs affect his judgment. He is dangerous for America. He also was likely brainwashed in Vietnam to make America communist. He let the cat out of the bag with his mortgage buy out plan. that is communist to the core. How did he fool the republicans into nominating him. The republican party now stands for government control of the economy. Way to go! Now the republicans will be known from now on as the left wing party.
We already know what the McCain campaign reaction will be. They will claim this is political persecution motivated by the intellectual elites and the liberal media
I disagree, I think Old John has been a consistent "loser"
it seems that mccain and his running mate think they are ABOVE THE LAW, BUT WE KNOW THEY ARE NOT, BOTH ARE AN AMERICAN DISGRACE! VOTE OBAMA-BIDEN
Just what we need, if Palin legal investigations wasen´t enough!
McCain is unravelling at the seams
About TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY ARE YOU NOT LETTING ME COMMENT, CNN???????????????????????????????
Ethics? I didn't know he had any. He could take a lesson or two from OBAMA' s integrity and ethics.
WE DON'T KNOW WHO WENT TO WAR,
BUT WE KNOW WHO CAME BACK & HE IS
BENT ON OUR & THE WORLD'S DESTRUCTION.
EVERY WORD THAT COMES OUT OF HIS MOUTH
HURTS ALL OF US RIGHT DOWN TO OUR SOULS.
MAN HAS INVOKED THE POWERS OF HELL TO RISE.
HOME GROW ONE SEEMS BENT ON OUR DESTRUCTION.
McCain is not the top "gambler". The people who are going to vote for him are the top "gamblers" and the whole country will lose.
BOUT TIME!!! McCain is a hate mogger and is extremely disrespectful!!! Taking the words right out of Cindy McSane fake smile and mouth"this is by far the most dishonest campaign in American history"! Oh, you forgot one thing-My husband is sooo old, mean, angry and divisive that he is running the most dispicable campaign in American history.
Senator John McCain need to come clean on this one.
Ethics is a big issue in this campaign.
Yes, investigate it. It's probably true.