Federal election watchdogs are asked to determine if the newly divorced congresswoman Ilhan Omar took her lover on journeys paid for by her campaign.
Peter Flaherty, president of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center, filed an amended version last month of a complaint he had previously made about Omar's campaign spending, after revealing DailyMail.com that she was having an affair with her finance director Tim Mynett.
Omar's divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi became final this week. Mynett & # 39; s wife Beth also filed for divorce after the affair.
Flaherty asks the Federal Election Commission to investigate payments made by the campaign of the Congresswoman of Minnesota, Ilhan for Congress, to the company of Mynett, The E Street Group.
The Ilhan campaign paid the Mynett company more than $ 369,000 since he hired him in August 2018 and the payments run until last September. Nearly $ 25,000 is labeled as travel expenses, according to data submitted to the FEC.
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is confronted with an investigation into taking her beloved Tim Mynett on trips paid for by her campaign. The Conservative National Legal and Policy Center last month submitted an amended version of a previously submitted complaint to Omar's campaign spending
Ilhan for the convention paid the E Street Group more than $ 222,000 between August last year and July when DailyMail.com revealed the couple's affair
& # 39; If Ilhan would reimburse for travel Mynett & # 39; s LLC for travel 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 or not the probe will ever be launched depends on the refusal of Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to schedule hearings to confirm new members of the agency charged with enforcing campaign finance laws.
& # 39; This is a matter of frustration, & # 39; Peter Flaherty, the man who filed the complaint against Omar told DailyMail.com.
Ilhan for the convention paid The E Street Group more than $ 222,000 between August last year and July, when DailyMail.com exclusively unveiled the Omar-Mynett affair.
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. She has until November 20 to submit her October figures.
& # 39; If you add up her expenses, about a third of them went to E Street & # 39 ;, Flaherty told DailyMail.com. 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 ;.
The Ilhan campaign paid the Mynett company more than $ 369,000 since hiring him in August 2018, until last September
According to data, almost $ 25,000 is labeled as travel expenses
& # 39; Problems continue to occur & # 39 ;, Flaherty told DailyMail.com. & # 39; But the biggest problem is its reliability and credibility.
& # 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.
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, 38, claimed in divorce documents that there had been a & # 39; irreparable failure of the marriage relationship & # 39 ;.
Omar agreed to pay the children's travel expenses to return to Minnesota when they visit Hirsi.
In October, DailyMail.com revealed that Omar and Mynett were not only dating, but also & # 39; on and off & # 39; cohabiting in a secret apartment in DC, planning romantic vacations to Jamaica and making plans together for a long-term future
Mynett was seen as the mother of three Omar waving around DC in his bright blue Ford Mustang. Insiders have gone so far as to suggest that the couple get married when their respective divorces are completed
The source added: & # 39; The suspicion is that when their divorces are completed, they will quietly decide to make it official. Maybe then the lies, the hypocrisy, all the sneaking around will come to an end. & # 39; Pictured: Mynett with his arm dangling a cigarette out of his window while Omar jumps into his waiting car on September 26
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.
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
In 2009, Omar married Elmi, a British citizen, just two weeks after he entered the US. He has been identified as her brother by many media channels, but that has not been proven. That marriage lasted only two years, but it was enough to have Elmi study alongside his new wife at North Dakota State University
In August, after DailyMail.com reported that Omar had seen hand in hand with 38-year-old Mynett in the Caffe Pinguine and spent time with him, his wife Beth (pictured together) filed a divorce
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.
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 at the Mynett family's favorite restaurant 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.
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