Lock Her Up: Ilhan Omar Paid Husband's Firm $1Million While Also Directing Covid Relief To Him

Written By BlabberBuzz | Saturday, 05 December 2020 11:30

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign paid her husband’s media business an extra $138,000 before cutting ties following her successful re-election, federal campaign economics data show.

Omar’s husband, Tim Mynett, gathered in millions during the 2020 campaign season from Omar’s campaign through his company, the E Street Group LLC.

The E Street Group’s latest payments were for $110,000 in digital advertising divided among three payouts, $5,000 for digital consulting, $12,000 for fundraising consulting, and another $11,118.25 for digital and literature production between Oct. 26 and the day after Election Day, according to the filings.

Omar promised in mid-November that she was severing ties with the company, and the contributions were made before that, although they were not made public until the latest Federal Election Commission filings were released Thursday.

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The new payments are in addition to another nearly $2.8 million her campaign already paid her husband’s firm. How can people avoid the fact that she is basically taking money from people who invested in HER campaign and give it to her husband, which he only takes a small portion of it to advertise?

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Before their marriage in March, Mynett’s firm already was doing business for Omar’s campaign and has been given more than half a million dollars.

She said in a campaign email on Nov. 15 that she was severing ties with the company to put an end to questions about the connection between her campaign and his firm. She has in the past dismissed any wrongdoing. So before cutting ties, let's do it one last time?

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“Every dollar that was spent went to a team of more than 20 that were helping us fight back against attacks and organize on the ground and online in a COVID-19 world,” Omar wrote in the email. “And Tim — beyond his salary at the firm — received no profit whatsoever from the consulting relationship the firm provided.”

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The Minnesota congresswoman also backed her investments on Twitter, writing that her connection with her husband began long after her campaign started working with his firm and that he has been a specialist in the field for years.

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"We consulted with a top FEC campaign attorney to ensure there were no possible legal issues with our relationship," she wrote. "We were told this is not uncommon and that no, there weren’t."

A 1960 law forbids members of Congress from employing their relatives for government jobs – but not for campaign work, Richard Painter, a former chief ethics lawyer from George W. Bush’s administration previously told The New York Post.

Omar previously has been criticized for campaign investment matters.

When she was a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, she was ordered to repay her campaign $3,000 and pay a $500 fine for violating state regulations.

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