Washington Babylon — June 22, 2010, 1:35 pm

Laughing Matter? GOP insider alleges hush money paid to former RNC employee

From ABC:

The Republican National Committee has doled out more than $100,000 to the top staffer let go after the embarrassing discovery that the party spent nearly $2,000 to entertain young donors at a sex-themed Hollywood night club.

One GOP insider described the six-figure payment to outgoing RNC Chief of Staff Kenneth K. McKay IV — negotiated even though McKay had scarcely a year on the job — as “hush money” to keep a former employee from divulging details of Michael Steele’s controversial tenure as RNC chair…

Doug Heye, an RNC spokesman, called the assertion “laughable.”

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