Rep. Ilhan Omar has once again found herself the subject of scandal, as the details of an alleged affair with Democrat strategist Tim Mynett unfold.
Not only did Mynett’s wife, whom he is divorcing, name Omar as the “other woman” in the divorce filing, but she also reported that the over $20K Omar paid Mynett for “travel expenses” had more to do with the affair than work-related costs!
If true, Omar could get into deep trouble and face federal charges for campaign fraud.
Check out this update to the Omar-affair scandal that is breaking out on Twitter:
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Keep in mind that back in May, Omar plead guilty to charges of violating state campaign laws and was ordered to reimburse the money, but let off easy.
If pursued, however, these new allegations against Omar of campaign fraud are much more serious and could land her in hot water.
The Washington Examiner gave these details:
Omar's campaign spent $21,547 on travel for the E Street Group, run by Tim Mynett, whose wife is now accusing him of leaving her for Omar. Tom Anderson, who is with the conservative National Legal and Policy Center, said the travel payment may actually be Omar using campaign funds for personal use, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
"We believe Representative Ilhan Omar may have touched the third rail of campaign finance law: disbursing campaign funds for personal use," Anderson said. "It's a brazen act Representative Omar was caught doing before in Minnesota and all of the evidence we've seen tells us she’s probably doing it again."
The Daily Caller also said:
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign has disbursed tens of thousands of dollars in “travel expenses” to the company owned by the political strategist whose wife accused him Tuesday of having an affair with the Minnesota Democrat.
Federal Election Commission (FEC) records reveal the Omar campaign began making travel reimbursements to Tim Mynett’s company, E. Street Group, LLC, on April 1, about a week before Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett said her husband admitted to having an affair with the congresswoman, according to a divorce filing the New York Post first reported on.
Beth Mynett said in her court filing that Tim Mynett’s “extensive travel” with Omar is likely unrelated to his work with E. Street Group.
“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 document states.