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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar severed the relationship with her husband’s political firm after the lucrative contract faced increasing scrutiny from conservative watchdogs.  

The progressive Minnesota Democrat sent out an email Sunday, informing supporters that her campaign was ending its contract with E Street Group to “make sure that anybody who is supporting our campaign with their time or financial support feels there is no perceived issue with that support.”

Omar and E Street Group LLC owner, Tim Mynett, were married in March of 2020. Her campaign has paid nearly $2.8 million to the firm since the beginning of 2019.  

“Every dollar that was spent went to a team of more than twenty that were helping us fight back against attacks and organize on the ground and online in a COVID-19 world,” Omar wrote. “And Tim — beyond his salary at the firm — received no profit whatsoever from the consulting relationship the firm provided.”

The newlywed’s financial ties sparked a conservative group to file a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, which alleged that campaign funds were being utilized for Mynett’s personal travel. While the FEC has not publicly taken action about the complaint, Omar defended herself in multiple posts on Twitter in March. 

“My relationship with Tim began long after this work started. We consulted with a top FEC campaign attorney to ensure there were no possible legal issues with our relationship,” she posted. “We were told this is not uncommon and that no, there weren’t.”

She lashed out at “Twitter trolls” after conservative activist Charlie Kirk questioned how taxpayers “funding her marriage” was not an FEC violation.  

“Let’s clear the air,” she posted. “1. The gov’t doesn’t fund my campaign. Grassroots donors do. 2. Everything we spend is used for a legitimate expense and paid at fair market value.”

A spokesman for the National Legal and Policy Center, the group that filed the FEC complaint, feels that “Congresswoman Omar is attempting to clean up a mess we laid out in our complaint.”

Omar, a member of the four-person progressive congresswoman group known as “the Squad,” was recently re-elected after easily defeating her Republican challenger in the heavily democratic 5th District of Minnesota.

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  1. Well Omar is just a Fat ass liar. i don’t think she really knows who she is married to ??? is it her brother or then WHO???? yes she needs to be in jail . What a bunch of crooks there are in Washington Dc . She just does anything she likes . AT LEAST SOMBODY DID SOIMETHIING . YES SHE MADE MILLIONS WHILE MOST ARE HAVING HARD TIMES LOCK HER UP

  2. It is always about money, they are all in it for money in the political game, they are not doing this job for anything but swindling of money. These people aren’t smart enough to make money any other way, that is why they campaign until they die or swindle the public with voter fraud to retain their positions. The only better government is less government!

  3. Like we believe Omar get serious!! Amazing how people like Omar that are actually commiting crimes are not gone after but the ones that are innocent are……

  4. why exactly is she afraid to clear up the confusion about whether she married her brother?…all she has to do, instead of dodging the question, is go in front of Congress, and swear UNDER OATH that she didn’t marry her brother…it’s simple………why won’t she do it?. She can’t hide behind “that’s her personal business’ when she is a PUBLIC SERVANT. She works for us, we don’t work for her. Answer the question!

  5. I’m all in for Trump and want him to exhaust all avenues he can until the time he cant. But if they can’t come up with all the votes that the Dems hauled off in trash bags and paper bags to the dump or wherever they took the ballots than I cant wait until the Dems start clawing each others eyes out. Blue dog versus the socialists. That will be more fun to watch then a good comedy because we all know the Blue dogs will unite with the Republicans on socialist issues to block the Democrat socialists to normalize government as best as it can be without Trump..

  6. Ilhan Omar is your stereotypical Demon-crat – a fraud, a liar, and a hypocrite.
    She constantly calls all whites racists, while sharing her bed with a white guy.
    If she were the last woman on Earth, and I was the last man, I’d choose abstinence.

  7. YADAYADAYADAYADAYADAYADA,So what’s his Salary $ 2,000,000.00 ? Well that clears that up , nothing to see there ! Now She’s free to conjure up another scheme !

  8. Easy enough to cut ties now, he already has the money. If Biden is declared the winner, nothing will be done and she will reconnect with him so they pocket the money

  9. And I thought you were going to say she married yet another brother. This report is not salacious enough. I am disappointed.

  10. I would like to know who the jackasses are that voted for her. She and the squad will destroy our country if people don’t stop voting for these idiots.

  11. Make them pay the money back and run their butts out of this country!! We have enough trash in this country we don’t need no more!! If we cleaned out a lot of trash there wouldn’t be anybody in Congress!!!!

  12. Shame on the people of Minnesota that voted for her! Minneapolis has become a garbage dump, where looters and rioters have taken over. Only the people who live there can fix this mess!!

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