Rep. Ilhan Omar just can’t stay out of trouble. Either she is spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric or attacking Pres. Trump as if she was Marie Antoinette.
Recently, the freshman lawmaker has come under fire for allegedly using campaign finances for a trip to Florida to accept an honorarium.
As a result, she was ordered to repay her campaign $3,500 in addition to a $500 civil penalty to the State of Minnesota. When investigators went further into her mess, they found that Omar illegally filed joint tax returns with her current husband, despite being married to another man
Q: What did Omar do wrong?
A: The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said Thursday that Omar and her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015 — before they were actually married and while Omar was legally wed to another man. While some states allow for joint filing for “common law” marriages, Minnesota does not, and filing joint tax returns with someone who is not your legal spouse is against both federal and state law.
According to marriage records, Omar applied for a license in 2002 to marry her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, who Omar says went by Ahmed Abdisalan Aden at the time. A marriage certificate wasn’t issued and Omar has said they didn’t pursue a civil marriage but instead married in their Muslim faith tradition. Omar and Hirsi had two children, but ended their relationship in 2008.
Omar then married Elmi, whom she said is a British citizen, in 2009, according to a marriage certificate. Omar said that relationship ended in 2011 and the two divorced in their faith tradition, but Omar didn’t take legal action to divorce him until 2017. Divorce records say Omar and Hirsi reunited and had a third child together in June 2012. Omar legally married Hirsi in early 2018, a month after her divorce from Elmi was finalized. [Associated Press]
That investigation that I spoke of, began last year after an accusation was levied against her for using $2,250 of campaign money for divorce proceedings.
The accusation turned out to be false, but the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board found other irregularities took place.
To be clear, as filing a joint tax return when two people aren’t legally married violates both federal and Minnesota state law, it doesn’t like Omar will be facing criminal charges.
Omar violated the law, and the response from the media is crickets. Democrats ignore evidence in plain sight and look for evidence that doesn’t exist. In some cases, the evidence is fabricated when it doesn’t exist, which is why the Democrat party paid the Russians through an intermediary for the dossier to affect the outcome of an election. I think Democrats call that collision. Democrat collusion in plain sight and Robert Mueller doesn’t investigate.
The deep state protects its own.