Nearly 30 percent of the campaign funds raised by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in the third quarter of 2019 was spent on services by her lover’s firm, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
Of the just over $1 million raised in the third quarter, Omar’s campaign spent just under half a million; of that amount, $150,000 went to the E Street Group, a consulting firm run by longtime Democratic operative Tim Mynett. That amount of third-quarter spending on E Street’s services nearly matched the $160,000 that Omar’s campaign paid the group in the first six months of the year, and made E Street once again the highest-paid vendor of Omar’s campaign.
An affair between Omar and Mynett was confirmed by Mynett’s wife in August, who says that Mynett openly told her about the affair when he abandoned her in April, ending their 13-year relationship and a son who is just as old. Both Mynett and Omar are divorcing their spouses as a result, with Omar leaving Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her three children, for Mynett.
Omar has previously been accused of marrying her own brother prior to Hirsi, to commit immigration fraud so that she could gain U.S. citizenship. Both Omar and Mynett have repeatedly refused to comment on their ongoing divorces, although both have been seen in public together on multiple occasions.