Photos released Monday by the Daily Mail appear to contradict Rep. Ilhan Omar’s denial of reports she is in a relationship with a still-married campaign aide.
Omar, 37, filed for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi in early October, amid allegations she was having an affair with Tim Mynett, a political consultant for her campaign.
Daily Mail reports it can confirm Ilhan Omar and strategist Tim Mynett "are not only dating, but living together 'on and off' at a secret DC apartment, while plotting romantic vacations to Jamaica and making plans for a long-term future together."https://t.co/vqLQzpGQ9o
— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) October 21, 2019
According to the Mail, the photographs show Omar and Mynett leaving the freshman congresswoman’s Washington, D.C. apartment on various occasions.
The pair spent six nights together at the residence in September, the Mail reported.
Mynett has been spotted “coming and going” from Omar’s apartment carrying groceries, beer and clothes, according to the Mail.
Mynett’s wife, Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett, filed for divorce in August.
She said in court filings that her husband admitted he was having an affair with Omar in April. Tim expressed his love for the congresswoman and then left his wife, according to divorce papers.
“Tim is still pretending there is nothing going on but neither of them are fooling anyone. Omar is an elected representative, she is supposed to be transparent and truthful. She needs to be honest about why she’s leaving her marriage and breaking up another one,” a source told the Mail.
During an interview in August with CBS Minnesota, Omar seemed to claim that she and Hirsi were still together and to deny having an affair with Mynett.
“Are you separated from your husband? Are you dating somebody?” asked Esme Murphy, a reporter for the Minneapolis CBS affiliate, WCCO-TV.
“No, I am not,” Omar responded. “And like 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.”
when their divorces are finalized they will quietly decide to make it official. Maybe then the lies, the hypocrisy, all the sneaking around will finally come to an end. Mynett w his arm dangling a cigarette out of his window while Omar hops into his waiting car on September 26 pic.twitter.com/Nc54r942OU
— Leslie Mack (@lesliemack) October 22, 2019
“Right now they are more or less living together whenever she is in D.C. They say they travel as business associates when they are staying in the same hotel rooms. They are even planning a romantic vacation at Christmas,” the “well-placed” source added.
Mynett and Omar are careful to avoid being seen leaving or entering the congresswoman’s apartment together, according to the Mail.