Omar Hit with FEC Complaint for Using Campaign Money to Fund Affair

Omar Hit with FEC Complaint for Using Campaign Money to Fund Affair

The National Legal and Policy Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN). The complaint states that she used campaign funds illegally to reimburse the DC consultant she was reportedly having an affair with.

The complaint came one day after Beth Mynett filed divorce papers against her husband, Tim Mynett, also the supposed lover of Omar. Mynett claimed in the papers that her husband had told her about his affair with Omar earlier this year.

According to Fox News:
The complaint also charges that Omar failed to itemize travel reimbursements as required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 – and that the travel expenses increased during the same month that Omar’s alleged affair with married Washington, D.C. political consultant Tim Mynett, 38, heated up.

Omar’s attorneys have dismissed the FED complaint as a baseless “political ploy.” However, records of the funds would say otherwise. Ilhan Omar’s campaign had paid the consultant’s company, E. Street Group, LLC “around $230,000 for fundraising consulting, digital communications, Internet advertising and travel expenses since 2018.” Oddly, the FEC records show that majority of those payments had “occurred after Election Day last year.”

The travel expenses alone totaled $21,546.94 and failed to be itemized. In June of this year, Minnesota campaign finance officials claimed Omar “repeatedly violated state rules” because she used “campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel as well as help on her tax returns. Omar was ordered to reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500.”

Apparently, The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board “revealed Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when Omar was reportedly married to another man.”

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