She’s going further down the hole…
A day after Rep. Ilhan Omar formally filed a divorce with her second husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, the fresh congresswoman issued a statement criticizing her “political opponents and the media for making the pair the object of speculation and innuendo.”
“Ilhan and Ahmed have been the object of speculation and innuendo from political opponents and the media,” Omar’s attorney said in a statement on behalf of Omar and Hirsi. “This has taken a significant toll on Ilhan, Ahmed, and their three children.”
“As with all marriages, this is intensely personal and a difficult time for their family,” the statement continued. “Just like any other family navigating this kind of transition, Ilhan wishes to have their privacy respected for themselves and their children and will not be commenting any further.”
Omar’s divorce came in the wake of media rumors that she was engaged in an extramarital affair with Tim Mynett, a political consultant based in Washington, D.C. who had recently been employed in her congressional campaign.
Leaks of the alleged affair began to surface after Omar and Mynett were photographed holding hands and eating in a secluded California restaurant in March. Mynett’s then-wife Beth filed for a divorce in August, contending that her husband had left her for the Minnesota lawmaker.
“Defendant met Rep. Omar while working for her,” the court record states. “Although devastated by the betrayal and deceit that preceded his abrupt declaration, Plaintiff told Defendant that she loved him, and was willing to fight for the marriage … Defendant, however, told her that was not an option for him.”
The court documents also note that the next day Mynett moved out of the couple’s home.
Omar, a refugee from Somalia, also faced charges of immigration fraud by marrying her brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, to help him gain U.S. citizenship.
The Democratic congresswoman married Hirsi in a religious ceremony in 2002, but separated in 2008. Just months later, she legally married Elmi, a British citizen. Omar initially divorced Elmi faithfully in 2011 and finally got a legal divorce in 2017 — just one month later Omar and Hirsi were legally married.
Minnesota campaign finance authorities announced in June that Omar and Hirsi jointly declared their returns in both 2014 and 2015, which is prohibited under federal law since she was then legally married to Elmi. Omar and Hirsi reportedly continued to live together throughout the entire marriage of Omar to Elmi.
Mynett, a national political strategist, met Omar in 2018 when his company, E. Street Group, was hired to work on her congressional campaign. Mynett and E. Street Group have received approximately $230,000 through her campaign for fundraising consulting, digital communications, internet advertising, and travel expenses, according to the New York Post.
Beth Mynett subsequently sought primary physical custody of the couple’s son over Mynett’s “extensive travel” with the congresswoman, which was reportedly not part of his job description.
“Defendant’s more recent travel and long work hours now appear to be more related to his affair with Rep. Omar than with his actual work commitments,” the divorce records state.