It seems that multiple media outlets are now investigating serious questions raised about the marital history of Ilhan Omar, the treasonous, America-hating, anti-Semitic Democrat from Minnesota who seems more ready to stand up for Iran than the United States.
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.
The Star-Tribune, a paper that tends to lean left, said that Omar "has legally corrected the discrepancy," but "has declined to say anything about how or why it happened."
But it seems there's quite a bit more to this story, according to the Washington Examiner's Tiana Lowe and John Gage.
Both outlets posted a basic timeline of Omar's life. The Star-Tribune noted:
2002: Omar, now 19, marries Ahmed Hirsi, 22, in their "faith tradition" in Minnesota, but they don't legally marry.
2008: Omar and Hirsi, now the parents of two children, reach an "impasse in our life together" and divorce in their faith tradition.
2009: Omar, at 26, marries Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, 23, whom she identifies only as a "British citizen." School records show he attended high school in St. Paul and studied art at North Dakota State University.
2011: Omar and Elmi end their relationship and divorce in their faith tradition, but do not legally divorce until 2017.
2012: Omar and Hirsi reconcile and have a third child together.
2014-15: Omar files joint tax returns with Hirsi, though they are not yet legally married; she remains legally married to Elmi.
2016: Omar, endorsed by the DFL over longtime incumbent Phyllis Kahn, is elected to the Minnesota House, becoming the first Somali-American, Muslim legislator in the United States. But her campaign is rocked by allegations in a Somali news forum and the conservative Power Line blog suggesting that Elmi is her brother and they married for unspecified immigration benefits.
2017: Omar is granted a legal divorce from Elmi.
2018: Omar legally marries Hirsi and is elected to Congress.
The Examiner report states:
A paper trail of legal documents, however, undermines Omar's claim that her marriage to Elmi, a British citizen, came during a split from Hirsi. All available evidence suggests that her legal marriage to Elmi notwithstanding, Omar has always been in marital relationship with Hirsi.