As if being allegedly married to her brother while also living with the father of her children wasn’t enough of a reason to resign, and now it comes out that Ilhan Omar used congressional campaign funds to pay her alleged lover’s firm. (It’s hard to keep track, I know.)
And it goes without saying, if a Republican did this it would be national news 24/7.
But since it’s Ilhan Omar, crickets…
A divorce filing obtained by The New York Post claims that Omar had an affair with Tim Mynett, owner of E Street Group, LLC.
The National Legal and Policy Center Chairman filed a complaint with the Federal Election Committee (FEC) after Mynett’s wife alleged an affair between Omar and her husband.
Campaign finance records show that Omar paid Mynett and the E Street Group about $230,000 for fundraising consulting, digital consulting, Internet advertising, and travel since 2018.
Omar’s reelection campaign filed $21,547 in travel expenditures for Mynett since April.
“Defendant’s more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments,” the divorce filing reads.
Dr. Beth Mynett, claims in the filing that her husband of seven years, Tim Mynett, walked out on her and their 13-year-old son in April, professing that he was “in love” with Omar.
Omar’s filings show eight lump sum expenditures totaling $12,673.43 paid to Mynett’s LLC labeled only as “travel expenses,” which violates FEC rules.
Criminal investigation penalties could result in a substantial fine.
Judicial Watch has already filed complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics, according to The New York Post.
“It looks like on the surface that she used campaign finance funds to benefit her paramour,” said Judicial Watch Tom Fitton. “The new reporting is additional reason for an ethics investigation,” said Fitton, adding that, in light of The Post’s exclusive reporting, he plans to file a supplemental complaint with the OCE — and may also ask the Federal Election Commission to eye the arrangement. “This would be par for the course for Ilhan Omar.”
The FEC may not be able to do anything, however, until it has a new commissioner. President Donald Trump would first need to nominate a new FEC commissioner who would need to be confirmed by the Senate.
Former FEC Vice Chairman Matthew Peterson’s resigned on Aug. 27 and there aren’t enough commissioners needed to reach a quorum to vote on any matters, effectively shutting down the agency.