She’s in the money! Ilhan Omar’s campaign paid new hubby’s consulting firm a half-million bucks
If this doesn’t scream for an FEC investigation, nothing does!
By Tank Murdoch
Readers may recall the hoopla surrounding her alleged marriage to her brother, which, if true, sure looks an awful like like an attempt to defraud various U.S. government agencies including the good folks over at Customs and Border Protection.
We reported mid-summer in 2019 that a deep dive into Omar’s past, and especially the processes by which she and her family came to the U.S. some years ago, provided compelling evidence to suggest that her bro marriage (her second, actually) was a ploy to get him into the country ‘legally’:
You may recall that around the time Omar was elected in November to her first congressional term, rumors/reports swirled that she actually married her brother as a way to “skirt immigration laws,” according to the Star Tribune newspaper serving Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.
In June the paper reported that new “investigative documents” that were released by a state agency reignited “lingering questions” about Omar’s “marital history.”
Fast forward to the present day.
Omar just got married again — to her political strategist, Tim Mynett, after weeks of denying they had a romantic relationship.
And while that seems innocuous, there’s more here than meets the eye…namely, that Omar married Mynett after her campaign paid the guy $500,000.
The Blaze notes:
Last August, Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett told the New York Post that her husband, Tim Mynett, had admitted to having an affair with Omar, which triggered Mrs. Mynett to file for a divorce from Mr. Mynett. Omar denied the affair, but by October, she also filed for divorce from her husband.
Quickly after the affair allegations surfaced — which Omar denied — the National Legal and Policy filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Omar used campaign funds for personal reasons, such as to fund the alleged affair.
Those allegations, which Omar denied, received new life this week.
Mynett’s firm, E Street Group, was paid the money, according to the Washington Post (which can still do real investigative journalism, apparently):
Since 2018, Omar’s campaign paid about $586,000 to E Street Group for a range of services that included digital advertising, fundraising consulting, digital communications and design. The campaign also paid $7,000 to Mynett directly for fundraising consulting before hiring his consulting firm.
Payments to the firm in the 2019-2020 cycle for Omar’s reelection campaign comprised 40 percent of total campaign expenses, federal filings show.
Massive red flags, anyone?
“You have a member of Congress paying a close friend and now-husband the bulk of her campaign spending. It still raises the question of whether it is to facilitate a personal relationship or whether Tim Mynett is the best possible vendor for all these possible activities,” Peter Flaherty, chairman of the NLPC, told the Post.
He says the Federal Election Commission ought to be looking into this big time. We would agree. But, as the Post reported, there’s a problem there because the FEC does not currently have its required four-person voting quorum. Of course.
Meantime, we have to say Omar seems to have taken to American political corruption like she was actually born into it. No wonder she’s a Democrat.
This article originally appeared at The National Sentinel and was republished with permission.
*Some edits have been made.
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