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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 RyanOn The Money: Senate confirms Gensler to lead SEC | Senate GOP to face off over earmarks next week | Top Republican on House tax panel to retire Trump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world 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 TrumpGraham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of Afghanistan troop withdrawal GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign Former GOP operative installed as NSA top lawyer resigns MORE’s inauguration, and has donated to numerous political organizations and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, including Sens. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE (R-Nev.), John McCainJohn Sidney McCainGeorge W. Bush: 'It's a problem that Americans are so polarized' they can't imagine him being friends with Michelle Obama Congress brings back corrupt, costly, and inequitably earmarks Trump knocks CNN for 'completely false' report Gaetz was denied meeting MORE (R-Ariz.), Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchPress: Forget bipartisanship — it's dead! Privatization of foster care has been a disaster for children Remembering Ted Kennedy highlights decline of the Senate MORE (R-Utah) and former Sen. Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Tax March - CDC in limbo on J&J vax verdict; Rep. Brady retiring Biden to tap Erika Moritsugu as new Asian American and Pacific Islander liaison White House races clock to beat GOP attacks 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 CollinsTrump looms over Senate's anti-Asian hate crimes battle Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Senate confirms Mallory to lead White House environment council | US emissions dropped 1.7 percent in 2019 | Interior further delays Trump rule that would make drillers pay less to feds MORE (R-Maine) said earlier on Sunday that Republicans who have accepted donations from Wynn should return them.