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Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar, who recently divorced from her husband amid allegations that she and Democrat political strategist Tim Mynett were having an affair, has just funneled an additional $147 to Mynett, according to a new report from the New York Post.
Reportedly, Omar has been paying Mynett through his consulting group hundreds of thousands of dollars, arousing suspicion as to what the funds are being used for.
Mynett is also in the middle of divorcing from his wife, Beth, who has named Ilhan Omar as the “other woman” in the divorce filing.
Take a look at the breaking new allegations that hit Twitter:
The New York Post has more:
Rep. Ilhan Omar paid another $150,000 to Tim Mynett’s political consulting group in the three months after The Post first revealed allegations the pair were romantically involved, records show.
The 37-year-old Minnesota congresswoman’s campaign has funneled $146,712.63 to Mynett’s E Street Group since The Post in August reported allegations she was having an affair with her paid consultant, records show.
The latest payments to Mynett’s group were for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and video production.
When news of the alleged affair broke, Omar had already paid $223,000 through her campaign since 2018 for fundraising consulting, internet advertising, digital communications, and travel expenses to the E Street Group — taking the latest total to $370,000.
But the federal agency charged with probing the campaign finance complaint against Omar is powerless to act because it doesn’t have enough commissioners on the bench to investigate.
“This is something every American should be very concerned about,” said Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at the watchdog group Public Citizen.
“We have no election cop on the beat. The Federal Election Commission essentially closed its doors so everyone knows they can pretty much do whatever they want to do and that’s the status of our political system today.”
Daily Mail added more details:
US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar paid her political consultant and lover almost $147,000 for services, in addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in other payments that were previously known.
Omar's campaign funneled $146,713 into finance chief Tim Mynett's consulting firm, 'The E Street Group' for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and video production, records show, reports the New York Post.
That's how much more the 38-year-old Minnesota lawmaker's campaign pumped into Mynett's firm since Peter Flaherty, chairman of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center in October filed an an amended complaint into Omar's campaign spending with the Federal Election Commission.
Flaherty requested an investigation after DailyMail.com's revelation of an affair between Omar and Mynett, which led to her divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi.
The split was final on November 5.
Mynett's wife Beth has also filed for divorce in the wake of the affair.
Flaherty pointed out to the FEC that Omar made more than $369,000 in payments to Mynett since hiring his firm in August of 2018.
Nearly $25,000 is labeled as travel expenses, according to records filed to the FEC.
'If 'Ilhan for Congress' reimbursed Mynett's LLC for travel so that Rep. Omar would have the benefit of Mynett's romantic companionship, the expenditure must be considered personal in nature', he wrote.
'Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal expenses collateral to travel…unless personal funds are used to reimburse the committee', he added.
But whether the probe ever gets underway has been up in the air due to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's refusal to schedule hearings to confirm new members of the agency, tasked with enforcing campaign finance laws.
'This is a matter of frustration,' Flaherty told DailyMail.com.
Omar's campaign paid The E Street Group more than $222,000 between August last year and July, when DailyMail.com exclusively revealed the affair between the congresswoman and consultant.
It paid him a whopping $92,746 in July, and in August and September the company pocketed another $54,000, according to figures filed with the FEC.
'If you total her expenditure, about one-third of it went to E Street', Flaherty told DailyMail.com earlier this month.
He also said the committee erred by not splitting travel expenses from fundraising.
'A disbursement can be a ''travel'' expense or a ''fundraising'' expense but it cannot be both, even if the travel is in conjunction with fundraising activities.'
He claimed both Omar's campaign and Mynett's company 'either continue to disregard the law or misunderstand it'.
'There continues to be reporting problems', Flaherty told DailyMail.com. 'But the bigger issue is her veracity and credibility.'
She said she wasn't having an affair but now, based on DailyMail.com's reporting it looks like she wasn't telling the truth.'
Sputnik News also had the following to say:
Rep. Ilhan Omar paid another $150,000 to Tim Mynett’s political consulting group in the three months after The Post first revealed allegations she and Mynett were romantically involved.
The Minnesota congresswoman’s campaign has transferred $146,712.63 to Mynett’s E Street Group since The Post in August reported allegations she was having an affair with her paid consultant, records obtained by the New York Post show. The latest payments to Mynett’s group were for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and video production.
Omar had reportedly already paid $223,000 to Mynett through her campaign since 2018 for fundraising consulting, internet advertising, digital communications, and travel expenses to the E Street Group — taking the latest total to $370,000.
Both Omar and Mynett have denied the allegations of having any kind of affair that led to Mynett separating from his wife in April. In October, Omar also filed for divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi, claiming the marriage was “irretrievable.” The split was finalized on November 5.