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Ilhan Omar Stonewalling Hometown Paper On Marriage Controversy, Editor Says

Peter Hasson on July 18, 2019

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has allegedly 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 while Omar was married to another man, Ahmed Elmi, Minnesota campaign finance officials said.

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,” he 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 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.”

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  • You cannot impeach a congress member. They may be expelled by a two-thirds vote, or be voted out by their congressional constituents. Can you imagine two-thirds of the House voting to expel Omar? I can't as much as I would like to see it.

  • She is likely waiting, hoping, praying that the arm of the "party" will come to her rescue, whitewashing official public records, .....making the facts "fit" the narrative they are trying to spin......actual facts be damned.

  • They dumped all those terrorists on us in Minnesota without a word. Then governor Dayton, a real joke of a governor, spread them all over the state in little towns. One of them was dropped off in a little northern town and broke into an elderly woman’s house murdered her and stole everything he could find. WE DIDNT WANT THEM! The stupid people of St. Louis Park voted for that terrorist Omar to go to congress. Now the stupid people in the twin cities voted Ellison, a Muslim terrorist and domestic abuser, as our AG. That was not what the rest of our state wanted. I believe there were two Muslims and one muslim supporter voted in by fraud. The twin cities is very democratic, everything free and gimme, gimme, gimme. I’m sick of it.

  • Everyone knows many Trump supporters are married to their sisters and brothers, it's part of the culture. Many were born from sister-mothers and have genetic deficiencies. Many other's have Trump blow-up dolls as lovers ($199 from Trump's website MakeLoveToDonald.com). Which are you?

  • She's illegal & should be arrested or deported- revoke illegal citizenship & any perks ASAP!

  • Another MUSLIM that has infiltrated our government. Why aren't her marriage documents available? Aren't marriage license recordings PUBLIC RECORDS? Something wrong with this picture.

  • The democrats ,muslins and communists believe the end justifies the means. Will do anything the have power over us all. These are not law breakers frightening fanatics.

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