McCain spokeswoman: Hannity should 'correct the record' after 'fake news' tweet
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A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMurkowski not worried about a Palin challenge Kavanaugh fight a GOP wake up call, but more is needed MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace: I told Jeb Bush 'he should have punched' Trump 'in the face' MORE is hitting back after Sean Hannity shared what she called a "fake news" story about the Arizona Republican on Twitter.

“It is unfortunate that Sean Hannity would attack Senator John McCain over a fake news story. It's wrong and he should correct the record," Julie Tarallo, a spokeswoman for McCain, said in a statement on Thursday.

Hannity on Wednesday night shared a link on Twitter to a story that accuses McCain of being a "globalist war criminal," with the Fox News host adding: "Wow if true."

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The website "Gateway Pundit" published a story that claims, according to WikiLeaks documents and Reddit users, that "McCain illegally asked for campaign donations from the Russian Ambassador." The document appears to have been released by WikiLeaks in 2008.

Hannity had deleted the tweet as of early Thursday afternoon.

McCain has emerged as a top GOP critic of the Trump administration, particularly on foreign policy and trade deals. The move appears to be stirring ire among some Trump supporters.

A separate story this week that was circulated on Twitter this week from the website "True Pundit" accused McCain of being the source of a growing number of articles detailing Trump's private conversations with world leaders.

The article cited "White House officials" as saying that McCain has "somehow gained access" to President Trump's phone calls with world leaders.