Rep. Ilhan Omar is back in Minneapolis where she is expected by her constituents to hold town halls and engage the community in serving their needs during this summer recess. But that’s not what she is doing. So, reporters tracked her down and confronted her on the scandals that are imploding her career. Well, that’s when Omar caused more problems for herself and further angered the voters. Don’t miss this.
Up until this new scandal broke, Omar had enjoyed the loving praise of the liberal Minnesota mainstream media. Now, after she reacted in such a negative way to questions about her alleged affair and allegations she used campaign funds as slush money to pay for her lover’s travel expenses, the press has turned on her.
FOX9 reporter Theo Keith is among those in the local media aggressively pursuing recent developments in Omar’s case. Keith’s story yesterday is posted under the headline: “Ilhan Omar dismisses ‘stupid questions’ about alleged affair, use of campaign funds.”
Responding to a request for comment on current developments, Omar sarcastically replied: “They’re stupid questions.”
Omar posed a rhetorical question: “Do you understand what ‘no comment’ means?” Keith notes that an aide later boxed him into a door to keep him and other reporters away from Omar as she left an event at a north Minneapolis grocery store.
Does anybody really know what “no comment” means? In Ilhan Omar’s world, it means it’s time to give her campaign spokesman Ben Goldfarb a call and work up a statement alleging bigotry and invoking her “faith tradition.”
In divorce filings first obtained by the New York Post, Tim’s wife, Dr. Beth Mynett, alleges her husband confessed in April to having an affair with Omar and even made a “shocking declaration of love” of the lawmaker.
Federal campaign finance records show Omar’s campaign has paid nearly $230,000 to Tim Mynett’s consulting firm since 2018. Omar’s campaign spent $21,547 on travel for the E Street Group, the name of Mynett’s consulting firm.
Tom Anderson, who is with the conservative National Legal and Policy Center, said the travel payment may actually be Omar using campaign funds for personal use, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
“We believe Representative Ilhan Omar may have touched the third rail of campaign finance law: disbursing campaign funds for personal use,” Anderson said. “It’s a brazen act Representative Omar was caught doing before in Minnesota and all of the evidence we’ve seen tells us she’s probably doing it again.”
Mynett’s wife has claimed as much. “Defendant’s more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments,” the divorce court papers state.
On Thursday ahead of a planned event at the University of Minnesota, the far-left “Squad” member was approached by a New York Post reporter, who asked if she had any comment on allegations that she was romantically involved with Tim Mynett, a partner of E. Street Group.
Rather than respond to the Post reporter, Omar quickly walked over to shake hands with a nearby police officer stationed outside the college’s Mayo Memorial Auditorium. The reporter pressed Omar for a second time, but the Minnesota Democrat once again ignored him as she made her way into an event on “Black Maternal Health” with fellow far-left “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), the Post notes.
On Wednesday, Omar was hit with a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that alleges the congresswoman used campaign funds to pursue her alleged affair with Mynett. According to FEC filings, the Minnesota Democrat’s campaign issued eight payments totaling $21,547 to E. Street Group for travel fees between April and June.
The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), the non-profit group behind the complaint, alleges the timelines of the affair and travel payments that Omar’s campaign made to E. Street Group coincide.
FEC guidelines bar lawmakers from using campaign money for personal travel expenses unless the candidate repays the money from their personal accounts.
“If Ilhan for Congress reimbursed Mynett’s LLC for travel so that Rep. Omar would have the benefit of Mynett’s romantic companionship, the expenditures must be considered personal in nature,” reads NLPC’s complaint.
“Rep. Omar’s filings do not reveal subsequent reimbursements for Mynett’s travel,” the complaint added. In an interview with WCCO, Omar denied allegations of the affair and said she would not address her personal life.
“Are you separated from your husband? Are you dating somebody?” WCCO reporter Esme Murphy asked Omar.
“No, I am not,” she replied, before adding, “As I said yesterday, I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it.”
Well, Omar’s hometown liberal press is turning on the 37-year-old Congresswoman, and that should give her enough pause to rethink this arrogance in the face of credible allegations. Her own constituents are upset she is failing to address their needs.
If she is not guilty of the affair and misuse of campaign funds, then why not come out and say so? Usually, when a politician is refusing to answer questions it’s because they have something to hide. Time will tell as the truth always comes out in the end.