A Democrat consultant accused of engaging in an extramarital affair with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) claims his estranged wife fabricated the allegations in a plot to damage his career and relationship with the former couple’s son.
Last month, Dr. Beth Mynett filed for divorce from political strategist Tim Mynett, claiming her husband confessed to her in April that he was romantically involved with Omar and even confessed his love for the Minnesota Democrat, according to divorce filings submitted to a Washinton, D.C. court. Dr. Beth Mynett said the pair began living apart after this discussion.
In a counterclaim, Tim Mynett alleges his estranged wife made the story up, though he admits the two no longer live together.
“Since the time of Mr. Mynett’s departure from the marital home, Ms. Mynett began a negative campaign against Mr. Mynett, seemingly in an effort to ruin his career and permanently damage his relationship with William and his step-daughter,” the filing reads, according to the New York Post.
“Mr. Mynett denies that he told Ms. Mynett he was leaving the marriage for Representative Ilhan Omar (‘Rep. Omar’) or that he was in love with her,” the filing added.
According to Mr. Mynett, his marriage came under duress due to “differences in the parties’ parenting styles” and “expensive and seemingly unending renovations” to their home. The Democrat consultant also claimed Dr. Mynett pressured him into marriage in 2012, telling him to either propose or “move out and parent their son from afar.”
Omar has also denied claims of an affair with Mynett, telling reporters that she has no intention of discussing her personal life with the press.
“Are you separated from your husband? Are you dating somebody?” WCCO reporter Esme Murphy asked Omar in a recent interview.
“No, I am not,” the lawmaker replied, before adding, “As I said yesterday, I have no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue and so I have no desire to discuss it.”
Meanwhile, allegations of the affair could land Omar in hot water with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), which received a formal complain accusing the far-left “Squad” member of illegally using campaign money to help carry on her alleged romance with Mynett.
As Breitbart News reported:
Federal campaign finance records show that Omar’s campaign has paid nearly $230,000 since 2018 to the E. Street Group, a political strategy firm of which the lawmaker’s alleged married lover, Tim Mynett, is a partner of. On Tuesday, Mynett’s wife, Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett, filed for divorce in a D.C.-area court, alleging her spouse confessed to having an affair with Omar in April, the same month FEC documents show that the lawmaker’s campaign began issuing payments to E. Street Group for “travel expenses.” According to FEC filings, the Minnesota Democrat’s campaign made eight payments totaling $21,547 to E. Street Group for travel costs between April and June. The divorce filings, first reported by the New York Post, also states Tim Mynett made a “shocking declaration of love” for the Minnesota Democrat to his wife and left her soon after.
The National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), the right-leaning non-profit group behind the complaint against Omar, alleges the timelines of the affair and travel payments overlap. As per FEC guidelines, lawmakers are forbidden from using campaign money for personal travel expenses unless the candidate pays the money back using their personal funds.
“If Ilhan for Congress reimbursed Mynett’s LLC for travel so that Rep. Omar would have the benefit of Mynett’s romantic companionship, the expenditures must be considered personal in nature,” NLPC’s complaint reads. “Rep. Omar’s filings do not reveal subsequent reimbursements for Mynett’s travel.”
Allegations of the affair come after the Daily Mail reported that Omar no longer lives with her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, who once worked as a senior policy aide for her. The lawmaker has been plagued by claims that she committed immigration fraud by marrying another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, who is accused of being her brother. Omar has repeatedly denied the explosive accusation.