On Saturday, casino magnate Steve Wynn stepped down as national finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, a day after The Wall Street Journal reported that Wynn had engaged in a "decades-long pattern of sexual misconduct," citing interviews with more than 150 current and former casino workers. Democrats took the chance to demand the RNC and Republican candidates Wynn backed return his money or donate an equal amount to charity, as the RNC pressured Democrats to after the sexual misconduct accusations hit Democratic donor Harvey Weinstein. On Sunday, Fox News anchor Leland Vittert had what must have seemed to someone like a hot new twist to the story: Wynn donated to Nevada Democrats, too.
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Wynn did hedge his bets, and not just in Nevada, donating to Hillary Clinton in 2016 as well as the RNC and his friend President Trump, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, and Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Tim Scott (R-S.C.). The Nevada Democratic Party did not return Fox News' requests for comment, but Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Sabrina Singh seemed happy to engage, telling Fox News that the DNC "hadn't accepted a dollar from Wynn" and would wait patiently "until the RNC decided what it will do with the millions Wynn raised as their national finance chair." Peter Weber