Ilhan Omar and her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when Omar was reportedly married to another man. Omar engaged in a civil marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, and the couple separated in 2011 without formally petitioning for divorce until 2017.
That is illegal.
Now it’s being reported that Omar is refusing to release her entire tax returns.
How ironic- she is DEMANDING that the president release his returns!
Earlier we reported that Ilhan Omar of Minnesota reportedly continually “violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel as well as help on her tax returns and must reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500, Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled Thursday,” according to Fox News.
Fox reports, “The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said the first-term congresswoman also must pay the state a $500 civil penalty for using campaign money to travel to Florida, where she accepted an honorarium.”“Rep. Omar must personally reimburse the Omar committee $3,469.23,” the report explains. “This reimbursement payment is the total amount of campaign funds that were used for purposes not permitted by statute in 2016 and 2017. Rep. Omar must provide documentation within 30 days from the date of this order showing the deposit of the reimbursement into the Omar committee’s account.”
On top of that, conservative commentators didn’t waste time in reminding that the Board’s report had shown that Ilhan Omar and her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, “filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when Omar was reportedly married to another man. Omar engaged in a civil marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, and the couple separated in 2011 without formally petitioning for divorce until 2017,” according to Fox.
“A sitting congresswoman may have filed EIGHT YEARS of fraudulent, felonious, tax returns,” writer David Steinberg, who wrote a Twitter thread regarding the issue, stated.
According to Fox, “Tax experts say the IRS only permits joint filings if a couple is in a state that legally recognizes the couple as married.”
“Time to get federal IRS officials involved?” questioned conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. “What say you all?”
According to reports, Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has been under investigation for campaign finance violations after complaints alleged that she misused contributions for personal use.
Authorities have reportedly completed the investigation but have not yet compiled their findings or issued any rulings yet.
Sinclair Broadcast Group reports that the complaints were filed last year, while Omar cruised to election to the House of Representatives, by a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Steve Drazkowski. In referring Omar to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, Drazkowski alleged that Omar improperly spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel to Boston and Estonia.
“I had observed a long pattern,” said Drazkowski. “Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”
Last week Drazkowski told Breitbart News Tonight that Omar’s violations were part of a pattern of behavior: “I had never seen that amount of campaign finance law violations,” he said.
The campaign finance allegations come on the heels of a separate incident where the freshman congresswoman had to return $2,500 in speaking fees, according to The Pioneer Press.
Omar accepted payment from Normandale Community College and Inver Hills Community College in 2017, despite Minnesota House rules barring lawmakers from accepting speaking fees from entities with business at the Legislature, Daily Caller reports.
Omar, along with fellow Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, became America’s first Muslim congresswomen when sworn into office in January. Her time in office has been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism. Omar has defended the anti-Semitic statements, such as ones invoking Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings,” and she is on record stating Israel is not a democracy.
She also gave an interview to a host that referred to Israel as the “Jewish ISIS” and mocked how Americans speak about al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.