Ilhan Omar paid $ 150,000 to the married lover's company, plus hundreds of thousands for other services
The American congressman Ilhan Omar paid her political consultant and lover nearly $ 147,000 for services, in addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in other payments that were previously known.
The Omar campaign led $ 146,713 to the financial firm Tim Mynett's consulting firm, & # 39; The E Street Group & # 39; for digital advertising, advice on fundraising and video production, showing reports, reports the New York Post.
That's how much more the 38-year-old Minnesota legislator's campaign has been pumped into Mynett's company since Peter Flaherty, president of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center, filed a modified complaint in October with Omar's campaign spending with the Federal Election Commission.
The American congressman Ilhan Omar (photo) paid her political consultant and loved one nearly $ 147,000 for services, in addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in other payments that were previously known.
Tim Mynett, & # 39; The E Street Group & # 39 ;, received $ 146,713 from Omar's digital advertising campaign, advice on fundraising and video production, showing records
Peter Flaherty, president of the conservative national legal and policy center in October, requested a federal investigation into Omar's campaign spending after DailyMail.com & revelation of an affair between her and Mynett (pictured left and right respectively)
Flaherty requested an investigation following the unveiling of DailyMail.com 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 & # 39; s wife Beth also filed for divorce after the affair.
Flaherty pointed out to the FEC that Omar has made more than $ 369,000 in payments to Mynett since he took over his business in August 2018.
Nearly $ 25,000 is labeled as travel expenses, according to data submitted to the FEC.
& # 39; If & # 39; Ilhan for Congress & # 39; Mynett & # 39; s LLC for travel reimbursed so that Rep. If Omar would benefit from the romantic company of Mynett, the expenses should be considered personal in nature, "he wrote.
& # 39; The Federal Election Commission regulations prohibit the use of collateral for personal expenses for travel expenses … unless personal funds are used to reimburse the committee & # 39 ;, he added.
But whether the probe ever starts has been in the air because of Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's refusal to schedule hearings to confirm new members of the agency charged with enforcing campaign finance laws.
& # 39; This is a matter of frustration, & # 39; Flaherty told DailyMail.com.
The Omar 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 congressman and the consultant.
It paid him a whopping $ 92,746 in July, and in August and September the company dropped another $ 54,000, according to figures submitted to the FEC.
& # 39; If you add up her expenses, about a third of them went to E Street & # 39 ;, Flaherty told DailyMail.com earlier this month.
He also said the commission was mistaken by not splitting travel expenses from fundraising.
& # 39; A payout can be a & # 39; & # 39; journey & # 39; & # 39; edition or an & # 39; & # 39; fundraising & # 39; & # 39; are expenses, but it cannot be both, even if the journey is associated with fundraising. & # 39;
He claimed that the Omar campaign and the business of Mynett & # 39; continue to ignore or misunderstand the law & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Problems continue to occur & # 39 ;, Flaherty told DailyMail.com. & # 39; But the biggest problem is its reliability and credibility.
Flaherty claimed both the Omar campaign and the company of Mynett & # 39; to either continue to ignore the law or misunderstand & & # 39; regarding ongoing & # 39; reporting issues & # 39 ;. Omar is pictured with reporters in Minnesota last January
& # 39; She said she wasn't having an affair, but now, based on the DailyMail.com report, it looks like she wasn't telling the truth. & # 39;
David Mitrani, a lawyer who acts for both the Omar campaign and the E Street Group, initially rejected Flaherty's complaint and said it was nothing more than blinding to try to create the appearance of legal danger if there were no is & # 39 ;.
& # 39; The parties have adhered to the federal campaign financing law at all times & # 39 ;, said Mitrani.
Whether the FEC actually considers Flaherty's complaint is under discussion because there are not enough members to reach a quorum after Vice-President Matthew Peterson submitted his resignation in August.
President Donald Trump has appointed one new member, but McConnell has not scheduled a confirmation hearing.
DailyMail.com & # 39; s unveiling of an affair between Omar and Mynett led to her divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi (second from the right)
The divorce of Omar from Hirsi was not completed until the beginning of October 30 days after submitting her request.
She applied after DailyMail.com revealed that she had moved from the parental home in Minneapolis to a penthouse apartment.
We then showed a video of her and Mynett leaving a remote restaurant in the Playa Del Rey area of Los Angeles after a romantic meal there. She had been in California to give a speech.
She and her ex will share custody of their three children, aged 16, 13, and 7, but it has been noted that the children will live primarily in Washington D.C. and attend school, according to court records.
Omar claimed in divorce documents that there was a & # 39; irreparable failure of the marriage relationship & # 39; Has been. She agreed to pay the children's travel expenses to return to Minnesota when they visit Hirsi.
The exes also keep their own cars & own bank accounts. Neither of them will have to pay partner support.
In a statement, Omar's lawyer said: & # 39; Anyone divorcing is happy when it's over and this case is no exception. & # 39;
Omar married Hirsi for the first time in an Islamic ceremony in 2002 when she was 19.
Six years later, after two children, the couple said they had reached an impasse in our lives together & # 39; and divorced.
The following year, Omar married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, a British citizen, just two weeks after he entered the United States.
He has been identified as her brother by many media outlets, although this has not been proven by a lack of data in their war-torn homeland.
That marriage lasted only two years, but it was enough to have Elmi study at North Dakota State University alongside his new wife.
Records suggest that Omar, Elmi and Hirsi all lived together for at least part of that time.
Omar then had a third child with Hirsi in 2012 and filed a joint tax return in 2015, even though she was still legally married to Elmi.
She eventually divorced Elmi in 2017 and married the following year in a civil ceremony with Hirsi.
But in July, DailyMail.com revealed that Omar had split up again with Hirsi and had left their parental home for her new penthouse apartment.
In August, after DailyMail.com reported that Omar had owned 38-year-old Mynett in the Caffe Pinguine and spent time with him, his wife Beth filed a divorce.
In August, after DailyMail.com reported that Omar was seen holding hands with 38-year-old Mynett (left) in the Caffe Pinguine and spending time with him, his wife Beth (right) filed a divorce
Beth Mynett revealed her fears that her husband's affair could have been going on in her nine-page divorce petition (photo)
Beth Mynett revealed her fears that her husband's affair could have been ongoing in her nine-page divorce petition last year.
Beth, who has a 13-year-old son with Mynett, describes in the newspapers how her cheating partner made a & # 39; shocking declaration of love & # 39; traveled for the left fire department.
She said her husband took their son to meet Omar in the favorite restaurant of the Mynett family in Washington, DC, when the reproductive health expert was out of town.
Although she was mentioned in the divorce proceedings at Mynetts, Omar continued to evade questions about her confused private life.
She denied being divorced from her husband Ahmed Hirsi and then refused to comment further on & # 39; personal affairs & # 39 ;, according to Esme Murphy, a reporter at WCCO-TV from Minneapolis.
In October, DailyMail.com revealed that Omar and Mynett were not only dating, but also & # 39; on and off & # 39; lived in a secret apartment in DC while planning romantic vacations to Jamaica and making plans together for a long-term future.
In October, DailyMail.com revealed that Omar (right) and Mynett (left) were not only dating, but also & # 39; on and off & # 39; lived in a secret DC apartment while planning romantic vacations to Jamaica and planning a long-term future together
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