Ryan to donate contribution linked to ex-RNC finance chairman

Ryan to donate contribution linked to ex-RNC finance chairman
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Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders jockey for affection of House conservatives Five GOP lawmakers mulling bid to lead conservative caucus On The Money — Sponsored by Prudential — Trump walks back criticism of UK Brexit strategy | McConnell worries US in 'early stages' of trade war | US trade deficit with China hits new record MORE (R-Wis.) will donate money he received from an organization with ties to casino mogul Steve Wynn, who announced he was leaving his position as finance chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

Ryan received a $1,000 donation in 2016 from Wynn Resorts Limited Initiative for Public Policy. Ryan will donate that money to a local charity, a spokesman confirmed to The Hill on Sunday.

Ryan's planned donation was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

Wynn stepped down as finance chairman of the RNC following reports he sexually harassed employees at his properties.

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The Wall Street Journal reported late last week that Wynn reached a $7.5 million settlement with a manicurist who worked at his Wynn Las Vegas property who said he forced her to have sex with him. Multiple other women reported instances of sexual misconduct by Wynn. 

Wynn denied the allegations in a statement to the newspaper. 

Wynn was appointed as the RNC’s finance chairman last year after President TrumpDonald John TrumpSasse: Trump shouldn't dignify Putin with Helsinki summit Top LGBT group projects message onto Presidential Palace in Helsinki ahead of Trump-Putin summit Hillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' MORE’s inauguration, and has donated to numerous political organizations and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Sens. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerJacky Rosen hits Dean Heller over health care in first negative ad GOP moderates hint at smooth confirmation ahead for Kavanaugh GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE MORE (R-Nev.), John McCainJohn Sidney McCainRand Paul ‘concerned’ about Kavanaugh Senate Dems tell Trump: Don't meet with Putin one-on-one McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 MORE (R-Ariz.), Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchGOP moderates hint at smooth confirmation ahead for Kavanaugh GOP senators introduce resolution endorsing ICE Yale Law School students, alumni denounce Trump Supreme Court pick MORE (R-Utah) and former Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick The dishonesty of the deep state The SCOTUS nomination clearly demonstrates that elections have consequences MORE. (D-Nev.).

Wynn has also made small donations to former Vice President Joe Biden and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton

Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsDem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick McConnell: Senate to confirm Kavanaugh by Oct. 1 Overnight Health Care: Watchdog finds Tom Price improperly used funds on flights | Ex-Novartis CEO sent drug pricing proposal to Cohen | HHS staffers depart after controversial social media posts MORE (R-Maine) said earlier on Sunday that Republicans who have accepted donations from Wynn should return them.