Report: Ilhan Omar’s campaign paid husband’s firm millions during election campaign, nearly 80% of income

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WASHINGTON, DC- Out of all the crooked politicians polluting the Washington swamp, one of the worst by far is resident “Squad” member and anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). Omar has had dalliances in the past with campaign finance fraud, however the 2020 election took the cake.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Omar used campaign finances to enrich her husband’s business, E Street Group, to the tune of nearly 80% of its income during the 2020 elections, according to federal campaign filings.

Ironically, E Street Group, a Washington, D.C. consulting firm is owned by Tim Mynett, who happens to be married to one Ilhan Omar. Mynett’s partner is a man named Will Hailer.

Campaign finance documents show that Omar’s campaign submitted 146 checks totaling $2.9 million dollars to E Street Group out of a total of $3.7 million.

The second highest cash source? Omar’s far-left companion in Congress, Rep. Pramilia Jayapal (D-WA)., whose campaign provided $194,000. Between the two campaigns, they accounted for 85 percent of E Street’s income, according to the Beacon.

Omar spent a total of $5.2 million for her 2020 House campaign, however over 55% of that total went to her husband’s firm, allegedly for advertisements, mail, consulting and “travel.”

This folks is the swamp that Donald Trump told us about and what he exposed. Unfortunately tens of millions of brain-dead voters seem to be perfectly content with politics as usual.

Last July, the Washington Free Beacon reported that Omar had paid her husband’s firm over $600,000 in payments over a three-week span. Omar received widespread criticism for the revelation, but typical for a Washington, DC swamp rat she blew off the revelations.

“I don’t pay my husband,” Omar said, I pay the firm to do work and that 600 really is an example of that work,” she said when she was questioned during a debate last fall.

“And so what we do is that we have this firm really carry out the contractual work that we do with other vendors,” Omar said.

In September, a defiant Omar told the New York Times that it would be “stupid” to get rid of her husband’s firm; probably because it would cut her lifestyle.

“You don’t stop using the service of people who are doing good work because somebody thinks it means something else,” she said.

“Why would I not work with people who understand my district, who have    been working there for 10 years, and manage and target our communications to our district to battle the misinformation and narratives that the media and our adversaries continue to put out?”

Besides, how is Omar supposed to enjoy an opulent lifestyle if her husband’s firm doesn’t rake in millions of dollars in “consulting” fees?

However, for unknown reasons, a couple of months later Omar told her supporters that the was cutting ties with Mynett’s firm via email.

“So we’ve decided to terminate our contract with Tim and Will’s firm,” the email said.

“While many of our close supporters know these two well and have recommended we keep them on—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.”

The final payment from Omar’s campaign to her husband’s firm was made in early November.

Despite all of that, Mynett’s firm was somehow able to receive over half-a-million dollars in bailout cash via the Payroll Protection Program, while thousands of businesses got nothing. The PPP was ostensibly to help small businesses impacted by the economic downturn caused by the Chinese coronavirus.

The Free Beacon once again reached out to Omar for comment about the substantial amount of the payments made to her husband’s firm, but did not respond.

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Last fall, we reported on Omar funneling campaign finance funds to her husband’s firm. For more on that, we invite you to:

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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN- So, we don’t need campaign finance reform, huh?

Take the case of law-skirting, far-left, “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is still under investigation for allegedly marrying her brother to get him into the country and bypass immigration laws.

New campaign finance filings show that Omar has managed to steer $2.7 million to her husband’s company for this election cycle. Nothing to see here! 

The new filings showed that Omar has sent $1.1 million more to her husband’s firm, the E Street Group, which brought the total to $2.7 million.

The additional funds amount to nearly 70 percent of the $1.6 million her campaign disbursed between July 23 and the end of September, the Free Beacon reported citing campaign finance documents.

The money ostensibly covered matters such as advertising, consulting, travel expenses and production costs. Nice gig if you can get it.

Omar has been skirting the law in the two years since she was first elected in 2018. Her marriages of convenience have raised eyebrows, and the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board ordered her to repay thousands of dollars for campaign finance violations.

More recently, she is now facing complaints that she may have violated House ethics rules related to an advance she received for her memoir. Can’t imagine that would be a real popular book, but we digress.

Omar has steered beaucoup amounts of cash to her husband, Tim Mynett’s company during this election cycle. The E Street Group is far and above the biggest benefactor of her campaign cash.

Omar and Mynett married last March after long denying their romantic dalliances. In August divorce filings, Mynett’s ex-wife revealed that Omar had been having an affair with her then-husband. She’s a real ethical one, that Omar.

In fact, when the information came forth about her alleged affair with Mynett, Omar said that she was not separated from her then-husband, Ahmed Absdisalan Hirsi. And any talk about Omar’s personal affairs were deemed out of bounds.

“I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it.”

Meanwhile, Mynett also denied having an affair with Omar, and accused his then-wife of attempting to “ruin” his career.

Free Beacon reached out to Omar’s campaign about her campaign finances enriching her husband’s firm, and in turn her. If it isn’t illegal, it is surely unethical.

Among those who have donated to Omar’s campaign include at least three universities, with the University of California being the largest donor at just over $24,000.

Other donors include unions, with SEIU donating over $10,000, the Painters and Allied Trades Union $10,000, the American Federation of Teachers just over $10,000, and the Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union just over $10,000. Not to be left out, tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Amazon have also donated.

It should be noted that the organizations themselves did not donate, but rather the organizations’ PACs, individual members or employees or owners, including individuals’ immediate families for full disclosure.  

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