As we previously reported Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has come under fire after her campaign funneled has over
$300,000, $600,000 which has now ballooned to over $1.6 million to husband’s E-Street lobbying firm.
Despite multiple FEC, ICE, and IRS investigations, into Ilhan Omar’s illegal activities. The Democrat Clod Squad member continues to funnel campaign funds to her husband Tim Mynett’s political consulting company.
According to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings released on Thursday, Omar has now paid more than $1.6 million to eStreet Group, a DC consulting firm run by Tim Mynett, her husband.
The payments, which account for 77 percent of the disbursements from the congresswoman’s campaign, are in anticipation of an August 11 primary, where Omar is facing off against a challenger who is raising far higher sums of money.
As we reported on multiple occasions, Ilhan Omar has come under scrutiny in the past over the amount of money funneled into her husband’s firm. The transfer of campaign funds has raised ethical questions and fueled the arguments of critics who have alleged Omar is corrupt.
The congresswoman responded to those criticisms in March, claiming there was nothing illegal happening and that she and her husband consulted an attorney to make sure they were not in the wrong.
The second thing they would see: we pay fair market value for these services, but spend relatively little on fundraising compared to how much we raise, allowing us to invest more in organizing work to pass a bold progressive agenda.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 17, 2020
An ethics complaint was filed last year after the New York Post reported that Omar was having an affair with Mynett, who was married to another woman at the time and using payments to pursue that affair.
Having family and/or spouses work for political campaigns is allowed by the FEC, but it has long been argued against by political experts, who say it leads to quid pro quo and cronyism.
The Star Tribune reported that Ilhan Omar paid E Street more than $500,000 in 2019.
E Street Group self-describes the firm as:
“Progressive political consultants working with candidates and causes to tell authentic stories — constantly innovating, motivating and inspiring donors to give, people to vote, and neighbors to mobilize.”
Federal Election Commission records show E Street Group has worked with other politicians such as The Young Turks creator Cenk Uygur, Rep. Debra Haaland (D-N.M.), Rep. Veronica Escobar (D-Texas), and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), as well as the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Ilhan Omar and Tim Mynett Once Dalliance, Turns into Cover-Up Marriage
Months before their surprised wedding, Ilhan Omar, 38, and Tim Mynett, 39, had denied that they were having an affair.
Omar said in August 2019: “I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it,”
At the time Omar was still married to her then-husband Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, who learned about his wife’s hooking up with Tim Mynett, who at the time was her chief fundraiser after he walked in on the two in her DC apartment.
Omar and Mynett announced their marriage in March 2020 with an Instagram post. Mynett is Omar’s third husband. Omar and Hirsi were married twice, and she also married Ahmed Elmi who reportedly is her brother, which as we reported is currently under investigation.