Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar facing charges of using campaign funds to carry out affair with staffer


Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is now facing an investigation by the Federal Election Commission, after it was alleged that she took her lover on trips using campaign funds.

The Somali-born politician finalized her divorce from the estranged Ahmen Hirsi earlier this week, creating a lucrative scenario involving her and recently-separated extramarital lover and campaign finance chief, Tim Mynett.

Now, National Legal and Policy Center chairman Peter Flaherty is asking that the FEC investigate travel expenses involving Mynett, around $25,000 worth that is now under scrutiny following news of the affair.

Mynett’s company was paid around $269,000 by the Omar campaign since the summer of 2018, and the numbers are now beginning to look suspicious.

“If Ilhan for Congress reimbursed Mynett’s LLC for travel so that Rep. Omar would have the benefit of Mynett’s romantic companionship, the expenditure must be considered personal in nature,” Flaherty said.

According to the Daily Mail, Omar campaign attorney David Mitrani has dismissed the matter, and allegations, claiming Flaherty’s complaint to be “nothing more than blustering to attempt to create the appearance of legal jeopardy when there is none.”

It is unknown whether or not the FEC will investigate the matter.

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