A company owned by far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar’s husband received over half a million dollars in coronavirus bailout money. At the same time, Ilhan Omar’s campaign simultaneously paid her husband’s company millions of dollars. The NY Post reported that Ilhan Omar’s husband owns “a political consulting group” that “received nearly $635,000 in coronavirus funds.”
Tim Mynett’s company, E Street Group LLC, received “$134,800 this year as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.” E Street Group LLC “was also given $500,000 in Economic Injury Disaster loans.” On top of the loans given to struggling businesses during the pandemic, campaign finance filings show it received millions from Ilhan Omar’s campaign.
Fox reports that “Federal Election Commission data shows that Omar’s campaign sent $1.6 million to E Street Group LLC from the start of 2019 through July 22, 2020. After that, she reported an additional $1.1 million constituted nearly 70% of the $1.6 million that Omar’s campaign spent that quarter.”
The NY Post report states that Tim Mynett and Ilhan Omar married in March after rumors of their affair were “exposed last year, while the two were still married to other people.”
The Daily Caller reported that “Omar’s campaign had disbursed $21,547 to cover travel expenses for E Street Group from April through June 2018. The payments coincided with the alleged start of Omar’s affair with Mynett, according to an FEC complaint filed by the conservative National Legal and Policy Center arguing that the campaign funds were illegally used to further Omar’s romantic affair with the consultant.”
In proper Democrat fashion, Ilhan Omar denies that her now-husband received any campaign monies illegally or in bad faith. The FEC does allow elected officials to pay their family for goods and services with campaign money, even if it REEKS of impropriety and opens the door to a wide number of ethical issues.
In November, Ilhan Omar was forced to cut ties with her husband’s company after multiple reports highlighted the murky financial relationship. The report states that “before cutting ties [Ilhan Omar’s campaign] was by far the E Street Group’s biggest client with nearly one in every three of her campaign dollars going to [Tim Mynett].
In an email to her supporters, she states that her campaign “decided to terminate our contract with” E Street Group. She claims that it wasn’t that her campaign was pushing to give him millions of campaign contributions but rather “many of [her] supporters … have recommended [her campaign] keep them on.” She said, “I want 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.”
She claims that it was because her husband’s firm has “decades of combined knowledge” that forced them to pay her husband’s firm millions of dollars even after they got married.
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