Ilhan Omar Stonewalling Hometown Paper On Marriage Controversy, Editor Says

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Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has been uncooperative with her hometown paper’s efforts to get to the bottom of accusations that she committed marriage fraud, the paper’s political editor said.

Omar’s brief congressional career has been dogged by accusations — which she has denied — that she married a male relative, possibly her brother. Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 while Omar was married to another man, Ahmed Elmi. Public records indicate that Omar was living with Hirsi throughout her marriage to Elmi.

Omar and her family have made it difficult for journalists to find out the truth about her marriage, Minnesota Star-Tribune editor Kevin Diaz told PolitiFact in an interview Thursday.

“Our public records searches determined that in at least one period after she married Elmi, all three (Omar, Elmi and Hirsi) used the same address in Minnesota. It raises questions about the nature of the relationship if she is living with both the person she’s married to and her eventual husband,” Diaz said.

“What’s really made it hard is that she’s been unwilling to address any of these questions. That has fueled the controversy. We quoted her at length to say that these were mere accusations, that they were unfair, and that she shouldn’t have to address them. Be that as may, there was an undisputed instance of her filing her taxes improperly. And if you’re in Congress, you should explain that to your constituents,” Diaz continued.

“We’ve asked her these questions, and also asked her to make her father available. We’ve tried to reach Elmi. We’ve tried to reach her sisters. Her family could put this (the question of Elmi’s relationship to Omar) to rest easily. No one will talk to us. I wish we could send a reporter to Mogadishu (Somalia) but we don’t have the bandwidth,” the editor added.

Omar’s office didn’t immediately return the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment on Diaz’s remarks.

President Donald Trump gave fuel to the allegations surrounding Omar’s marriage in comments to reporters on Wednesday.

“There’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it,” Trump said. “I don’t know, but I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that.”

Reprinted with permission from - Conservative Daily News - by Peter Hasson

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Ziva’s Mom
1 year ago

Send Her Back where she came from. She is here under false pretenses and has committed immigration fraud, tax fraud and campaign fraud (for which she has already been fined.). Not to mention her affiliation and reliance on money from terrorist groups supported by CAIR and her outright Anti-Semetism. She is POS and does not belong in this country. Send her back to Somalia where she will be put in jail if she opens her mouth against THAT government. And if they find out she committed adultery, even in the US, she could be stoned under her beloved Sharia Law.… Read more »

1 year ago

I worry about the future of our beloved country when people like “OMAR” are Elected and spew hatred with a BIG smile. (Smiles like a beast before devouring its Prey). Those of us who stand for Freedom Of Speech find ourselves being bullied And smeared if we want to challenge her Statements. How did we ever Ever elect a Representative that so opening and freely Tells us she hates this country. The same Country that took her in and supported her When she needed it the most. God protect Us from those like her—the ones who speak Openly and those… Read more »

1 year ago

Nothing will come of this. The Republicans get dragged thru the mud, but not these democrats. They are untouchable. I heard or read somewhere that the radical islamists work their way into our society, then into our high ranking offices, wait patiently and when the time is right they will eventually take over our country. I do hope this is not true.

1 year ago

Why does a hometown paper have to do the job our State Department should be doing. If there were questions about the legality of my entry into the country and lying on my citizenship application I would be in jail. This hunt for the truth has been going on for years and she has been allowed to stonewall at every turn. Who in the state department is carrying water for her?

1 year ago

Nothing will happen to her or any of them. Minnesota voted her in, careful what you wish for. They wanted change ….they sure got it…unfortunately so did the rest of us…
This ‘squad ‘ , all they do is attack, blame everyone for everything , they have accomplished nothing but taking our country down…
More than disgusting.

1 year ago

She is so good at pointing fingers and accusing others of falsehoods. She can lie but when caught in one of her own, she is quite close mouthed.

Ron ' Bing ' Crosby
1 year ago

This is the pathway of radical Muslims – get intertwined in government- look at London. God Bless America, God Bless President Trump. Conservatives need to take a stand. Quote,” If you don’t stand for something , you will fall for anything “ !

Rick J.
1 year ago


Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Cover up, wonder why, showcase Muslim Life, right?? & lose House seat?? Probe deeper, indie probes. OK

1 year ago

She is a fraud and anti-American & anti-Israel. Marrying your brother and tax crimes used to be prosecuted.

David Cole
1 year ago

Too long we have been gentle and kind of heart for our nation that has welcomed the down trodden of the oppressive governments of the world. But silence in the face of blatant illegal behavior is not only dangerous but destructive of who we are and what we have done to become the greatest opportunity nation on planet earth. Omar is displaying all the signs of a traitor to the values and legal behavior required of all Americans. She has offered nothing good to say that would cause one but to believe that her intent is only to destroy our… Read more »

1 year ago

Hold a muzzlum accountable??? Not the globalist clowns that run D.C.. It doesn’t fit their narrative. The Democraps are corrupt as well as the RINO’s. They are trying for a NWO government.

ronald moreck
1 year ago

disclosure is mandatory

1 year ago

She is a pathetic liar. Always smiling, as she lies and accuses everyone who opposes her as being a racist. A sad person who was fortunate enough to migrate to our wonderful country and now verbally trashes it every time she opens her mouth. Loves her Starbucks carry out coffee. I wonder if they have a location in Somalia?

Johnnie McHan
1 year ago

We all know she is guilty…of what else I wonder?

1 year ago

Demo, liberal, political, muslim,
polygamy, incest, lying, deceiving, flag burning, anti America, discrimination, racist,
All legal if you fall into one of the group’s above

1 year ago

She seems expert at stonewalling. Look at the videos of reporters who asked for a condemnation of the Antifa attacks, and hoisting of the Mexican flag over the detention center. How she ignored the questions.and just kept walking.

Gary Engallina
1 year ago

She’s in a swine class of her own.

1 year ago

This situation is so outrageous. Certainly they can convene an investigation like us dine with every other little thing. Yes, I’m joking. It will get sweeped under the same rug where Hillary’s debacles, Fast and Furious etc are found.

Keith H
1 year ago

As usual Democrats win again !!! Trump denounces his base in favor of this piece of garbage Omar !!! She is a Liar and a Terrorist, but that’s ok with the insane Nazi Leftists. We still don’t have a fence. And the trash keeps coming across the border. Antifa is getting more violent. And nothing changes all the criminals on the left are still walking free. I really don’t think Trump is listening to us. It’s just window dressing. I guess all those new jobs are going to the people coming across our border. Nothing is getting cheaper for us.… Read more »

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