Omar's Tryst Has Wider Implications
The problem: Omar's re-election campaign spent one-third of its money to fund her affair with political consultant Tim Mynett.
On paper, the $230,000 disbursed to Mynett's firm was for "fundraising consulting."
Upon further investigation, the Daily Caller's Andrew Kerr reported that starting April 1, the Omar campaign began making payments for opaque sounding "travel expenses."
Kerr further reports:
Less than a week later, on April 7, Tim Mynett confessed to his wife that he was "romantically involved with and in love with" Omar, according to a divorce filing Tuesday by Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett.
Beth Mynett said in her filing that her husband's "more recent travel and long work hour appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments."
Omar's campaign disbursed $21,547 to cover travel expenses for E. Street Group across eight payments from April through June, FEC records show. Tim Mynett, 38, is a partner with the company, according to his LinkedIn profile and is one of the company's governors, according to business filings submitted D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
The timing of the Omar campaign's travel reimbursements to E. Street Group coinciding with the start of Omar's alleged affair with Tim Mynett is suspect, according to an FEC complaint filed Wednesday by the conservative National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC).
Omar flatly denied the allegations, stating she had "no interest in really allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue."