Ilhan Omar announces marriage to recently divorced D.C. consultant

He had been accused by his ex-wife of being romantically-involved with Rep. Omar.
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Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar made personal news Wednesday evening, announcing her marriage to a D.C. political consultant in whose divorce filing she had been named.

Omar announced her marriage to Timothy Mynett on her Instagram page, after they had only recently gone public with their relationship.

"Got married! From partners in politics to life partners, so blessed. Alhamdulillah ❤️" Omar wrote on her Instagram page.

Omar dropped the news during President Donald Trump's coronavirus address Wednesday evening, and the development is sure to raise questions given the controversy surrounding the pair last summer.

Mynett's ex-wife Beth filed for divorce in D.C. Superior Court, claiming Mynett had told her last April he was "romantically involved with and in love with another woman," Rep. Omar, having worked with her on political projects in D.C.

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Rep. Omar denied the allegations, telling WCCO's Esme Murphy at the time that she was still with her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, though they later got divorced. Mynett, too, denied the affair.

Wrapped up in the controversy were questions that had been raised about Omar's congressional campaign spending more than $220,000 of its funding for services rendered by Mynett's political consulting firm, E Street Group.

Of that, just over $160,000 was spent in the first six months of 2019, with the payments encompassing "fundraising consulting, travel expenses, digital communications, internet advertising and website development."

Mynett's then-wife claimed however that some of these expenses were "more related to his affair with Omar than his actual work commitments," though that claim was uncorroborated.

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