.@realDonaldTrump claimed he had heard a lot of people talking about Rep. Ilhan Omar being "married to her brother."— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 17, 2019
Some right-wing sites contend that her ex-husband is really her brother, a claim Omar has vigorously denied.https://t.co/jlGdUFjGVu pic.twitter.com/FQucE6zykD
Trump brought the allegations that Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) committed marriage fraud into the national spotlight nearly 2 hours ago— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 17, 2019
Still no response from @IlhanMN
BIG Ilhan Omar update:— David Steinberg 🧔🏻 (@realDSteinberg) July 17, 2019
Today, @realDonaldTrump mentioned @IlhanMN's past. Scott Johnson, Preya Samsundar, and myself have investigated this, alone, for 3 years.
Presumably, mainstream media must finally cover this.
So I'll be publishing new "smoking gun" evidence this week.
New investigative documents released by a Minnesota state agency have given fresh life to lingering questions about the marital history of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar. https://t.co/ueeTzM6DuZ— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 23, 2019
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is back in the news again, and not in a good way. The former state representative who won a seat in Congress last fall continues to be dogged by past missteps, this time eight violations of Minnesota campaign-finance law that will cost her nearly $3,500 in reimbursements and civil penalties.
So complex were the allegations that the state Campaign Finance Board spent nearly a year assessing the case, deposing staff people and former staff people, along with Omar herself. The investigation was broadened in October — just a month before her election to Congress — to look more deeply into the allegations. Board Executive Director Jeff Sigurdson said that between six and eight people were deposed separately.
In an October 2018 editorial, we called on Omar to more fully explain her travel and other expenses. We noted that the allegations “suggest a pattern of carelessness and/or self-dealing with legally restricted funds. Neither conclusion inspires the confidence voters deserve to have in someone they send to the U.S. House to represent them.”...
There was one at Powerline specifically on the brother angle. For all the details of the marriage fraud—which she finally admitted, and which fuel the question of *why* she faked the marriage, here: https://t.co/wOr7jY79qZ— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 17, 2019
The StarTribune, which is left-leaning and endorsed Hillary, investigated the allegation just last month that Ilhan Omar married her brother and has found new evidence that it could be true.— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) July 17, 2019
Journos immediately smearing Trump today should read up.https://t.co/npkpaEgN03
At stake is Omar potentially 1) broke federal tax law and 2) committed perjury by swearing on legal documents that she has not had contact with her second husband since 2011, which is put in question by deleted social media posts.https://t.co/SELZPHKCqY— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) July 17, 2019
In addition, the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board revealed Omar filed taxes jointly with a man she was not legally married to.https://t.co/VEhcayUhzS— John Gage (@johnrobertgage) July 17, 2019