Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has found herself in hot water with the Federal Election Commission as deeper inquiries into her campaign expenditures are revealing more problematic payments to a man that the congresswoman is reportedly having an affair with.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported that the FEC records revealed that the congresswomen paid about $146,713 to Democratic consultant Tim Mynett’s E Street Group LLC between the beginning of July and the end of September
The payments in question were tagged as payment for digital advertising and consulting services with about $3,000 noted as “travel expenses.”
While the overtly Muslim congresswoman did not immediately respond to the DCNF’s request for comment, Omar’s attorney addressed the issue, calling the National Legal and Policy Center’s FEC complaint, a baseless “political ploy,” according to the Daily Caller.
While Omar denied the alleged affair in late a late August interview with a local news reporter, the evidence is mounting that she was indeed personally involved with Mynett.
“Are you separated from your husband? Are you dating someone?” WCCO reporter Esme Murphy asked her according to The Daily Caller.
“No, I am not,” Omar replied. “And like I said yesterday, I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue.”
Earlier this month, Omar filed for divorce from husband, Ahmed Hirsi, who she just months earlier called the love of her life saying that, “There has been an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage relationship,” Omar’s divorce filing stated.
The Minnesota representative does give a reason for marital stress though, pointing the finger at Conservatives in the media as being partially to blame for her failed marriage to the father of her children, Ahmed Hirsi, according to The New York Post.
“Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media,” Omar’s attorney said in a statement which was issued “on behalf” of Omar and cited by the Post.
“This has taken a significant toll on Ilhan, Ahmed, and their three children.
“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family,” the statement added.
“Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further.”
Written by Savannah Pointer.