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The latest Rep. Ilhan Omar story: What you need to know

The Minnesota congresswoman's personal life is the subject of national headlines.

Minnesota's 5th District Rep. Ilhan Omar is in national headlines again, with this time her personal life under scrutiny after information revealed in a divorce filing.

The developments came out on Tuesday evening, with reports emerging that Omar had been named in a divorce filing made by a woman in Washington D.C.

While there are countless reports out on this subject, here's a condensed version of what is being said and by whom.

– Beth Mynett, a physician and the wife of D.C. political consultant Timothy Mynett, 38, has filed for divorce from her husband in DC Superior Court, claiming he told her in April he was "romantically involved with and in love with another woman," Rep. Omar. You can find more details on this from the New York Post.

– In an interview given with WCCO's Esme Murphy given Tuesday, Rep. Omar she is still with her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, and rejected allegations she is seeing somebody else. She then said she has "no interest in allowing the conversation about my personal life to continue."

– Omar's congressional campaign has spent more than $220,000 of its funding on services rendered by Mynett's political consulting firm, E Street Group, per Federal Election Commission filings. Of this, just over $160,000 was spent in the first six months of 2019.

– The payments given to the E Street Group encompassed services including "fundraising consulting, travel expenses, digital communications, internet advertising and website development."

– Beth Mynett has alleged that some of these expenses are "more related to his affair with Omar than his actual work commitments," though this claim and, indeed, allegations of an affair are uncorroborated at this stage. 

– Neither of the Mynetts have commented on the divorce filing since it was made public. The E Street Group has said it "does not comment on the personal life of either our staff or clients."

Rumors and conspiracy theories relating to Rep. Omar's personal life have dogged the entirety of her political career, though have grown exponentially since she was elected to Congress in 2018.

She came under scrutiny earlier this year when a campaign finance violation document revealed Omar had filed a joint tax return with Hirsi in 2014 and 2015, despite them not becoming legally married until 2018.

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