New York Post Talks to Bryson Morgan on Potential Ethics Probe for Rep. Omar
Rep. Ilhan Omar's soap-opera love life threatened to become more of a political thriller Wednesday as watchdog groups questioned whether her alleged affair with a married member of her paid political-consulting team constituted an ethics violation.
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"There's nothing that under federal election law prohibits a campaign from paying a candidate's family member for someone with whom the candidate has a romantic relationship provided that it's a payment for bona fide services paid to the campaign," said Bryson Morgan, an expert in political law at Caplin & Drysdale.
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"A complaint like this can still be a headache," Morgan added. "It is still something that Rep. Omar's campaign will need to respond to that will take time, energy, [and] legal expenses."
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