Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar paid another $150,000 to her political consultant and alleged lover Tim Mynett in the three months since reports romantically linked the two.
Since allegations broke in August that the 37-year-old congresswoman engaged in an extramarital affair with Mynett, her reelection campaign has funneled a further $146,712.63 to Mynett's consulting firm.
The New York Post's Ebony Bowden reports:
The latest payments to Mynett’s group were for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and video production.
When news of the alleged affair broke, Omar had already paid $223,000 through her campaign since 2018 for fundraising consulting, internet advertising, digital communications, and travel expenses to the E Street Group — taking the latest total to $370,000.
But the federal agency charged with probing the campaign finance complaint against Omar is powerless to act because it doesn’t have enough commissioners on the bench to investigate.
“This is something every American should be very concerned about,” said Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at the watchdog group Public Citizen.
Both Rep. Omar and Tim Mynett deny allegations made in Beth Mynett's divorce papers that the consultant abandoned his wife for the freshman lawmaker.