Ilhan Omar has consistently denied rumors that she married her brother years ago in order to take advantage of immigration laws.
But new documents are exposing all of her lies.
Now that Ilhan Omar was caught lying about her marriage, she may have been hiding something else that could land her in bigger trouble.
Rep. Ilhan Omar has flat out denied rumors that she married her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
But a lot remains unclear about her past.
First, Omar married a man named Ahmed Hirsi. They allegedly divorced six years later after having two children, and she then married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
Elmi is the name of the man who is suspected to be her brother.
Then, she claims to have had a religious “divorce” from Elmi and had a third child with Hirsi before she legally was divorced from her marriage to Elmi.
Now, she’s been caught illegally filing taxes jointly with Hirsi while still married to Elmi.
This investigation could finally uncover the truth about her marriage and end her career for good.
The Star Tribune reports:
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.
Omar has dismissed the accusation that she married her brother, but refuses to answer questions that could put the question to rest.
All the social media accounts that might link Elmi to Omar have been conveniently deleted.
She’s also refused to release any of her immigration documents to the public.
Ilhan Omar could easily shut all of this down.
But she doesn’t want the public to see the truth.
During her 2016 campaign, she created a “crisis committee” comprised of media experts and campaign strategists to combat the accusations.
Somehow, none of these consultants suggested releasing documents that would prove the accusations wrong.
What do you think?
Did Ilhan Omar marry her brother to take advantage of immigration laws?
And is she hiding anything about her past that could see her deported?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.