Campaign data is now showing that Democrat Rep Ilhan Omar has paid more than $878,000 to her new husband's consulting firm. The new husband, Tim Mynett, was a member of the political consulting team Omar was connected to.
One of the payments, of $189,000, happened just weeks after they said they were married too.
So she was paying his firm, dating him (who was married at the time) cheating on her husband, and then married him and continued sending his firm money.
"In the first quarter of this year, Mynett’s E Street Group has received more than $292,000 from Omar’s campaign for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and research services, the Star Tribune of Minneapolis reported in April, citing data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Payments for 2019 totaled more than $500,000, the Star Tribune reported.
Omar’s campaign is her husband’s firm’s biggest client by far, Open Secrets data suggest – with E Street Group receiving about one-third of all the Democrat’s campaign cash, the Washington Examiner reported." (Fox News)
At least one attorney, Richard Painter, says it's horrible and should not be allowed. Specifically, he's quoted saying “it should not be allowed... I think it’s a horrible idea to allow it, given the amount of money that goes into these campaigns from special interests.”