Republican Party Foots the Bill for Palin Legal Defenses

The story of Sarah Palin and the Republican National Committee has been an ongoing drama of finance and intrigue. RNC expense reports revealed all the expenses on clothes, which we heard about weeks before the 2008 election; a few months later, we learned they were stashed in trash bags in the basement of RNC headquarters in DC.


Now Hotline OnCall's Reid Wilson reports that the RNC is still paying bills for Sarah Palin's legal defense against some of the ethics charges she cited as reasons for resigning as governor:

The RNC has sent more than $129K to an Anchorage law firm to cover legal bills incurred during former Gov. Sarah Palin's (R-AK) run for vice president, a senior party official tells Hotline On Call.

The party cut the check on Sept. 1 to Clapp, Peterson, Van Flein, Tiemessen & Thorsness LLC, an Anchorage law firm that defended Palin from myriad ethics charges following her campaign. Political opponents in Alaska filed complaints against Palin surrounding her travel during and after the campaign.

See the full post at Hotline OnCall.
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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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