They’re no longer hiding! ‘Squad’ congresswoman Ilhan Omar is finally going public with her affair with her chief fundraiser Tim Mynett.
DailyMail.com has exclusive shots of the couple — who both divorced their spouses late last year — out and about in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
And both sported rings on their wedding fingers, although sources say they have not tied the knot.
But the hot couple of politics is still being careful.
They don’t hold hands in public or show any outward signs of affection and when they ate in the nation’s capital last weekend they avoided public gaze by dining in a private room at the back of the restaurant rather than on the main floor.
DailyMail.com has exclusive shots of Ilhan Omar and her chief fundraiser Tim Mynett out and about in Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.
The Congresswoman is finally going public with her affair with her chief fundraiser Tim Mynett but they are still being careful and do not hold hands in public or show any outward signs of affection
The pair are pictured heading out to dinner at Cafe 8 Mediterranean Eatery in Washington DC
Both Omar and Mynett sported rings on their wedding fingers, although sources say they have not tied the knot
The couple were spotted driving out of Mynett’s parking garage as they headed out to dinner
The couple first took their romance public on February 18 when they dined together at Safari, a Somali restaurant in Minneapolis.
‘They were sitting very close together,’ one fellow diner told DailyMail.com.
Omar — who was born in Somalia — was back in her district at the time as Congress was on recess for the week of Presidents Day.
The following morning the couple went to a ceremony at the city’s federal courthouse where they saw several Somalis and others sworn in as US citizens.
Then on February 21, they were spotted walking out of a Cub Supermarket on Lagoon Avenue in The Mill City. Mynett walked a few steps ahead of his lover, carrying their purchases.
Back in D.C., an aide drove Omar to Mynett’s WeWork office in the early afternoon of March 5, staying for a couple of hours.
Mynett, 38, then took to the wheel of his black Nissan Pathfinder and drove Omar to Café 8, a Turkish-themed Mediterranean restaurant and hookah bar where they stayed for 2.5 hours dining in a private room.
Omar had arrived to Mynett’s office and stayed about two hours before they both drove out of his parking garage and headed to dinner
The couple stayed inside the Mediterranean Eatery restaurant for about 2 hours and left together, making sure not to touch or display affection
Omar kept her head down as she left dinner with her chief fundraiser turned lover Tim Mynett
Mynett was all smiles ahead of dinner with the congresswoman. He officially divorced his wife in December
Omar and Mynett were spotted walking together leaving a supermarket in Minneapolis on February 24
DailyMail.com broke the news last year that Omar was having an affair with then- married Mynett, whose firm E. Street Group she continues to pay for consultancy work. The two are pictured together on May 26 at a Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) event – a month after he told his wife he was leaving her
DailyMail.com first broke the news that Omar, 37, was cheating on then-husband Ahmed Hirsi last year. We obtained video of her and Mynett leaving a restaurant in Los Angeles where the Minnesota congresswoman had given a speech.
They had been holding hands as they ate in the out-of-the-way Caffé Pinguini in the beachside enclave of Playa Del Rey.
Omar’s divorce from her husband Ahmed Hirsi was finalized just 30 days after she filed in early October. She filed after DailyMail.com had revealed she had moved out of the family home in Minneapolis and into a penthouse apartment
When they stepped outside Omar and Mynett were confronted by a man angered by her remarks at the California speech when she described the 9/11 atrocities as ‘some people doing something.’
The man who filmed them on his cellphone told DailyMail.com: ‘He seemed very protective of her, it was not a random person. It just felt to me like they were close.’
Insiders soon identified the mystery man as Mynett, whose company has been on Omar’s payroll since July 2018, providing fundraising and strategy services.
The intensity of the affair has grown fast. Hirsi, Omar’s husband made a surprise visit to her previous apartment in Washington a year ago only to find her and Mynett both in their pajamas, DailyMail.com reported exclusively last month.
‘It wasn’t that he actually caught them in bed but they were clearly in a romantic situation,’ a Somali source said.
Mynett — whose company received more than $500,000 from Omar’s campaign last year alone — was later pictured taking a six-pack of Stella Artois beer and other groceries into Omar’s apartment.
That picture shocked many of her Moslem Somali supporters in Minneapolis as the Quran forbids alcohol, describing it as ‘an abomination of Satan’s handiwork.’
Omar and Hirsi divorced in November and the following month Mynett’s wife Beth Jordan tried to read out a statement condemning the congresswoman as an adulteress as she was given her divorce. However the judge cut her short before she could complete it.
Mynett’s spurned wife Beth alleged in divorce papers that her husband made a ‘shocking declaration of love’ for Omar before dumping her in Apri
Mynett, 38, (left) officially divorced from his wife Beth Jordan, 55, (right) in December, and left the courthouse grinning
Jordan, a doctor who is head of the D.C. prison service’s medical team, said in court papers that her husband had told him that he had never really loved her and only stayed together so he could see their son.
It has long been rumored that Omar marrie her brother Ahmed Elmi (pictured), but because of a lack of paperwork in war-torn Somalia, positive proof has never been uncovered
She said her marriage collapsed in April last year when Mynett announced he was ‘romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar’.
‘Although devastated by the betrayal and deceit that preceded his abrupt declaration, (Jordan) told (Mynett) that she loved him and was willing to fight for the marriage,’ the divorce filing stated.
(Mynett), however told her that was not an option for him. He provided no other explanation for his sudden change of heart.’
Mynett, who at the time consistently denied he was having an affair with Omar, left the courthouse in Washington clapping his hands in glee at the end of his seven-year-marriage.
Until now, the couple has taken extraordinary lengths not to be seen together in public, apart from at political events, changing cars and reversing routes as they drove.
Omar has aligned herself on the far left of the Democratic party in Congress, forming an informal alliance called ‘The Squad’ with three other freshman congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.
Since her election she has faced controversy over her marriage history with claims that she married her own brother — a British subject — in 2009 to allow him to receive student loans so he could attend North Dakota State University.
The FBI is investigating that marriage to see if it was fraudulent. If she is found guilty she could potentially face up to five years prison time, a $250,000 fine and even the threat of losing her US citizenship.