All In The Family: Rep. Ilhan Omar’s Family Made Big Bucks Off COVID-19 Bailout Money
Rep. Ilhan Omar, who claims to fight for the oppressed family made big bucks off Coronavirus bailout money.
It’s not enough that Omar’s office pays her husband consulting firm $2.25 million a year they also cashed out using the Paycheck Protection Program and money from the Economic Injury Disaster loans.
Records show that the Washington DC firm, E Stree Group, co-owned by Omar’s husband received $134,800 from the PPP program and secured $500,000 in Economic Injury Disaster loans.
That’s on top of the company receiving $4,256,700 from Omar’s campaign for digital advertising, fundraising consulting and website production.
During her 2018 run for Congress Omar hired Tim Mynett, from the E Street Group to work for her campaign. Mynett and Omar, both married to two other people, had an affair and married in 2020.
After their marriage a Federal Election Commission complaint was filed, so far the FEC has done nothing.
After paying her husband’s consulting firm over two million dollars, Omar announced (in mid-November) she was terminating her contract 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.”
She also wrote: “Every dollar that was spent went to a team of more than twenty that were helping us fight back against attacks and organize on the ground and online in a COVID-19 world.”
‘”And Tim – beyond his salary at the firm – received no profit whatsoever from the consulting relationship the firm provided.”
Peter Flaherty, head of the watchdog group that filed the complaint with the FEC said Omar’s “campaign chest is looking more and more like a dowry.”
“Most candidates for federal office keep a close eye on their vendors to make sure they aren’t being overcharged, but with her being married to her chief fundraiser the incentive may be the other way round as the money spent is going directly to the family.”
“Basically, her campaign finance disclosures read more like a wedding registry where friends can make gifts to the happy couple,” added Flaherty, chairman of the conservative National Legal and Policy Center.