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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s husband is reportedly back in business and up to his old shenanigans after having disappeared from the limelight following the controversy over his consulting firm reportedly raking in cash galore from Omar’s 2020 reelection campaign.
Fox News notes that after controversy erupted in 2020, husband Tim Mynett’s political consulting firm E Street “halted its political operations at the federal level.”
“The Minnesota progressive’s campaign dished out nearly $3 million to Mynett’s firm, E Street Group, before criticism had forced her to terminate the contract in November 2020. Mynett and his business partner then appeared to veer away from their political operation to consult wine and beverage companies,” according to Fox News.
‘Looking more and more like a dowry’: Ilhan Omar’s new husband’s firm raking in campaign cash https://t.co/iPxxUl586P
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 17, 2020
However, recent records show that the firm accepted a $15,000 payment from the Minnesota Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party’s federal committee in late February.
More tellingly, the transaction occurred “just two days after Omar’s campaign transferred $15,000 into the Minnesota Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party’s coffers,” according to Fox News.
The Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party, for its part, claims there’s nothing fishy about it sending E Street a $15,000 stipend only days after receiving a $15,000 stipend from Mynett’s husband.
“E Street Group is a well-known and widely respected political consulting and advertising firm that has worked with political parties and candidates throughout the country and here in Minnesota,” party chair Ken Martin told Fox News.
He also reportedly said that the party’s records clearly show it’s worked with E Street Group on a variety of projects, including “fundraising, independent and multi-candidate expenditures at the state and federal level, voter turnout operations, and much more.”
Prior to February’s disbursement, the Democrat-Farmer-Labor Party reportedly last gave E Street money in September of 2020.
“The federal committee dished out $128,000 to the E Street Group for the 2020 elections, all of which went toward ‘volunteer exempt mail’ for Omar, filings show. Omar’s campaign pushed $430,000 to the committee throughout the cycle,” according to Fox News.
Numbers show 70 percent of Ilhan Omar’s campaign expenditures went to husband’s company. . . NOTHING TO SEE HERE!!! MOVE ALONG!!! https://t.co/pMtuMfaMsc
— Ned Ryun (@nedryun) October 19, 2020
It looks, for all intents and purposes, like Mynett is once again collecting money from his wife who is reportedly running for reelection once again this year.
But why would Omar give Mynett her money? So that he can funnel it right back to her, critics allege. While campaign money can’t be spent on personal frivolities, payments to private organizations like E Street most certainly can.
How they become wealthy on our dime:
[Omar’s] campaign dished out nearly $3 million to her husband’s firm, E Street Group, before criticism forced her to terminate the contract in November 2020.
It’s now being funneled a different way . . . so corrupt!https://t.co/Wot6ary7I6
— Unedited (@UneditedView) April 14, 2022
@IlhanMN I guess we know now how your daughter can go to a $80,000 a year college….I bet your shady husband’s company some how pays for it….you are so corrupt, you don’t deserve the job you have, what do you actually accomplish? anything??
— Dr. Mitch (@DrCast85) April 14, 2022
When are you going to be held accountable? Marrying your brother, having an affair and laundering money through his business, then marring him to cover it up. So quick to throw stones 😳
— Catherine Davila (@Catherie517) April 13, 2022
Omar has been dogged by scandal after scandal throughout her entire tenure in office.
The most notorious scandal centered around her alleged marriage to her biological brother so that he could more easily bypass America’s immigration laws.
The strongest piece of evidence came from a whistleblower within the Somali community in Minneapolis where Omar grew up.
Abdihakim Osman, a local Somali community leader who used to be among the congresswoman’s friends, revealed in an interview with the Daily Mail in early 2020 that nobody in the community even knew about the marriage until sleuths in the conservative media brought it up years later.
To Osman and his peers in Minneapolis, the man whom documents show Omar had married, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, had always been known simply as her brother — her seemingly gay brother, that is.
Ilhan Omar back in immigration hotseat, former ally in Somali community drops claim about brother https://t.co/ISmUuHVkKW
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 21, 2020
The marriage reportedly occurred on Feb. 12, 2009 in Eden Prairie, a small town nearly 20 miles from her home in Minneapolis.
At the time, she convinced her community that she was traveling to Eden Prairie to obtain some “papers” for her brother.
“She said she needed to get papers for her brother to go to school. We all thought she was just getting papers together to allow him to stay in this country. Once she had the papers they could apply for student loans,” Osman explained.
Omar has also faced scrutiny for having an affair with Mynett prior to him divorcing his previous wife, and for not immediately disclosing the large book advance that she’d earned for her debut memoir.
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