Multiple media outlets now investigating Ilhan Omar

It seems that multiple media outlets are now investigating serious questions raised about the marital history of Ilhan Omar, the treasonousAmerica-hating, anti-Semitic Democrat from Minnesota who seems more ready to stand up for Iran than the United States.

On Saturday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a paper which an Omar “fixer” once said scrubbed negative stories about the radical Democrat, reported:

New investigative documents released by a state agency have given fresh life to lingering questions about the marital history of Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether she once married a man — possibly her own brother — to skirt immigration laws.

Omar has denied the allegations in the past, dismissing them as “baseless rumors” first raised in an online Somali politics forum and championed by conservative bloggers during her 2016 campaign for the Minnesota House. But she said little then or since about Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, the former husband who swept into her life in 2009 before a 2011 separation.

The questions surfaced again this month in a state probe of campaign finance violations showing that Omar filed federal taxes in 2014 and 2015 with her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, while she was still legally married to but separated from Elmi.

The Star-Tribune, a paper that tends to lean left, said that Omar “has legally corrected the discrepancy,” but “has declined to say anything about how or why it happened.”

But it seems there’s quite a bit more to this story, according to the Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe and John Gage.

Both outlets posted a basic timeline of Omar’s life.  The Star-Tribune noted:

2002: Omar, now 19, marries Ahmed Hirsi, 22, in their “faith tradition” in Minnesota, but they don’t legally marry.

2008: Omar and Hirsi, now the parents of two children, reach an “impasse in our life together” and divorce in their faith tradition.

2009: Omar, at 26, marries Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, 23, whom she identifies only as a “British citizen.” School records show he attended high school in St. Paul and studied art at North Dakota State University.

2011: Omar and Elmi end their relationship and divorce in their faith tradition, but do not legally divorce until 2017.

2012: Omar and Hirsi reconcile and have a third child together.

2014-15: Omar files joint tax returns with Hirsi, though they are not yet legally married; she remains legally married to Elmi.

2016: Omar, endorsed by the DFL over longtime incumbent Phyllis Kahn, is elected to the Minnesota House, becoming the first Somali-American, Muslim legislator in the United States. But her campaign is rocked by allegations in a Somali news forum and the conservative Power Line blog suggesting that Elmi is her brother and they married for unspecified immigration benefits.

2017: Omar is granted a legal divorce from Elmi.

2018: Omar legally marries Hirsi and is elected to Congress.

The Examiner report states:

A paper trail of legal documents, however, undermines Omar’s claim that her marriage to Elmi, a British citizen, came during a split from Hirsi. All available evidence suggests that her legal marriage to Elmi notwithstanding, Omar has always been in marital relationship with Hirsi.

Public documents, for instance, place Hirsi and Omar living in a home together in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis in 2009, the year Elmi and Omar married, and two years before Omar claims she reconciled with Hirsi.

In legal documents, including 24 traffic violations and misdemeanor charges against Hirsi obtained by the Washington Examiner, Hirsi listed his address at a single Cedar Riverside address consistently in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Four minor cases against Omar show that in 2007, 2009, and 2012, she listed her address at the same Cedar Riverside address.

And, the report adds, the same address was listed for “both Omar and Hirsi in separate traffic violations in mid-2009, the year Omar and Elmi married.”  How does that work?

And, the Examiner said:

Under penalty of perjury, Omar wrote during divorce proceedings that she had not contacted or known the whereabouts of Elmi since the summer of 2011. She also said that she had no means of contacting him, and the district court judge wrote in the divorce decree that Elmi “has not signed a declaration of non-paternity as [Omar] has had no contact with him since before the child was conceived.” Thus the court granted her request to serve Elmi with divorce papers “by alternate means.” Once a week, for three weeks in a row during August and September of 2017, Omar published public summons to Elmi in a local newspaper, Finance and Commerce.

Contradicting this claim are images from Elmi’s social media account published by a Minnesota web outlet called Alpha News, which show Elmi with Ilwad on her day of birth. Elmi’s Instagram account was deleted before the Examiner could independently verify its authenticity.

Both outlets posted a great deal of information that should raise a number of questions.  The Star-Triubune said that Omar could simply let her family clear the air, but so far she has refused to make her family available.  Why?

And why won’t Omar herself address the issue?

Lowe noted:

And then there’s this, which raises the question: Did Omar commit perjury?

Lowe even invited Omar to email her:

Twitchy correctly notes: “Seems like a pretty easy thing to clean up, if, of course, she didn’t marry her brother.”

We agree…

Courtesy of Conservative Firing Line

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