BREAKING: Newly Divorced Ilhan Omar Faces Investigation
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The National Legal and Policy Center has filed a complaint into Omar's suspect spending habits, asking the FEC to investigate payments of more than $369,000 to Tim Mynett's D.C.-based political consulting firm while the two were reportedly having an affair.
Nearly $25,000 of the total expenditures are vaguely labeled as travel expenses.
If proven that Omar reimbursed Mynett for travel that focused on their extramarital activities, the payment should be considered personal, according to the filing.
The payments from Omar's campaign to Mynett's LLC continued from August 2018 through September of last year. Omar's divorce became finalized last week, while Mynett's divorce proceedings remain ongoing.
The Daily Mail further reports:
But whether the probe ever gets underway is up in the air due to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's refusal to schedule hearings to confirm new members of the agency, tasked with enforcing campaign finance laws.
'This is a matter of frustration,' Peter Flaherty, the man who brought the complaint against Omar told DailyMail.com.
Whether the FEC actually considers Flaherty's complaint is open to question as it does not have enough members to reach a quorum after vice chairman Matthew Peterson resigned in August. President Donald Trump has nominated one new member but McConnell has not scheduled a confirmation hearing.
Omar's divorce from Hirsi was finalized just 30 days after she filed in early October. She filed after DailyMail.com had revealed she had moved out of the family home in Minneapolis and into a penthouse apartment.