Has the FBI Opened an Investigation Into Ilhan Omar?

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Posted: Oct 30, 2019 1:40 PM
Has the FBI Opened an Investigation Into Ilhan Omar?

Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

For years journalist David Steinberg has led the reporting on allegations Congresswoman Ilhan Omar broke federal immigration law by marrying her brother and lying about it in order to get him a visa to the United States -- among other things. Further, records show Omar filed joint tax returns with a man she wasn't legally married to, but simply married "within her faith." This is also against the law. From October 2018, when Omar was running for office:

Win or lose, however, a Department of Justice investigation into her past appears inevitable. A remarkable -- and growing -- amount of evidence implicates her in multiple federal and state felonies.

The allegations stem from Omar’s 2009 marriage to British citizen Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, her apparent brother. Below, exclusive new evidence backs the claim that this marriage was fraudulent. Also, this new evidence suggests that student loan fraud and immigration fraud were Omar’s motivations for marrying Mr. Elmi.

Earlier this month, Omar officially filed for divorce from her second husband, citing an "irretrievable breakdown." That move came after Omar was accused of having an affair with political consultant Tim Mynett. The accusation came in divorce papers filed by Mynett's wife.

"Dr. Beth Jordan Mynett says her cheating spouse, Tim Mynett, told her in April that he was having an affair with the Somali-born US representative and that he even made a 'shocking declaration of love' for the Minnesota congresswoman before he ditched his wife, alleges the filing, submitted in DC Superior Court on Tuesday," the New York Post reported.

Campaign records show Omar paid Mynett's consulting firm thousands of dollars for personal travel reimbursement after her campaign ended, indicating her affair was being paid for with campaign funds. Again, not allowed.

Now, according to Steinberg, the Department of Justice is taking Omar's slew of potential violations seriously. 

Omar has denied all allegations of wrongdoing.