Watchdog group calls for Ethics Committee to Investigate Ilhan Omar’s finances

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Judicial Watch is a conservative group that wants the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate Rep. Ilhan Omar. They are concerned about the $230,000 in payments her campaign made to contractor Tim Mynett — who is also her alleged lover.

“Rep. Omar has significant ethics problems, and the House Ethics Committee must act to investigate the serious and substantial allegations against her,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.

“Frankly, there’s more than enough evidence for the Justice Department to initiate a criminal investigation of Rep. Omar,” he claimed.

Awareness surfaced of the alleged affair through Beth Mynett’s divorce filing, which was first published by The Post. The filing from Mynett accused the 37-year-old freshman Minnesota congresswoman of stealing her husband, Tim.

But Tim Mynett, 38, claimed his wife, 55, pressured him into getting married in 2012 after the birth of their son William in 2006. He maintains that the unhappy marriage broke down because of their different parenting styles.

Tim Mynett and Omar, a married mother of three, have denied the allegations about the affair.

Omar’s campaign has paid Mynett’s E Street Group consulting firm $230,000 — including $70,000 since April 2019. These payments raise concerns about potential ethics violations.

Judicial Watch contends that something is not right about the payments, and they suggest that Omar was funneling cash illegally to her alleged lover.

“The bulk of the proceeds paid to E Street ($175,371.40) were [sic] funneled to E Street after the November 2018 congressional elections, thereby calling into question the true purpose of the payments,” the group said, adding that the payments could violate Federal Election Commission rules.

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