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Thread: Ilhan Omar violated campaign finance rules, more questions about tax filings arise

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    Ilhan Omar violated campaign finance rules, more questions about tax filings arise

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ilh...x-status-arise

    6/6/2019

    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., repeatedly 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.

    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 concludes. "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."

    Additionally, conservative commentators pointed out that the Board's report revealed Omar and her current 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.

    Prior to her marriage with Elmi, Omar had reportedly wed Hirsi in the Muslim "faith tradition," but the couple separated shortly afterwards. Omar did not officially marry Hirsi until 2018, after reconciling with him and splitting with Elmi.

    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?" asked conservative blogger Michelle Malkin. "What say you all?"

    "A sitting congresswoman may have filed EIGHT YEARS of fraudulent, felonious, tax returns," added writer David Steinberg, who authored a Twitter thread flagging the issue.

    'The crisis committee had Frederick & Rosen prepare releases for Rep. Omar and Mr. Hirsi to sign in order for Frederick & Rosen to obtain Rep. Omar’s and Mr. Hirsi’s filed joint tax returns for 2014 and 2015," the report notes. "Frederick & Rosen then reviewed the documents obtained from the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of the Omar committee. However, there is no substantive evidence in the record to show that the services benefitted the Omar committee, and the Omar committee has failed to prove, by a preponderance of the evidence, that the services from Frederick & Rosen were a permitted noncampaign disbursement under Minnesota Statutes section 211B.12. Rep. Omar must reimburse the committee the $1,500 that was paid to the Kjellberg Law Firm for the services from Frederick & Rosen, Ltd."

    That reference to Omar and Hirsi's joint filing, however, was not investigated or addressed further in the report.

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    Campaign finance rules are becoming a big deal in DC especially since 'Drain the swamp' ethics focus started. If a sitting POTUS can be held accountable, a rookie Comgresswoman won't be able skate if this is confirmed as non-fakenews.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Campaign finance rules are becoming a big deal in DC especially since 'Drain the swamp' ethics focus started. If a sitting POTUS can be held accountable, a rookie Comgresswoman won't be able skate if this is confirmed as non-fakenews.


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    That's been debunked to death.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    That's been debunked to death.
    NY AG and other investigations are still ongoing, this is not just about media trials or debunking. Even full Mueller Report has not been released yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    NY AG and other investigations are still ongoing, this is not just about media trials or debunking. Even full Mueller Report has not been released yet.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    Bump.
    Looks like 'drain the swamp' campaign is on again, critics were saying it had been abandoned by MAGA regime.


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    Quote Originally Posted by enhanced_deficit View Post
    Bump.
    Looks like 'drain the swamp' campaign is on again, critics were saying it had been abandoned by MAGA regime.
    You think DS is easy to drain? This site can not even get rid of its $#@!s.

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    Dozens of documents indicate Ilhan Omar lived with Ahmed Hirsi while claiming to be married to Ahmed Elmi

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/n...-to-ahmed-elmi

    June 23, 2019

    MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Dozens of official documents suggest that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was living with her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, throughout her entire legal marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, contradicting the story she tells to explain her multiple marriages.

    Omar tells her marital history in the following way:

    2002: Omar married Hirsi in a faith ceremony, but never legally married.

    2008: Omar and Hirsi “decided to end our relationship in our faith tradition. ”

    Early 2009: Omar legally married Elmi.

    2011: Omar and Elmi religiously divorced.

    2011: Omar and Hirsi reconciled.

    2017: Omar and Elmi belatedly obtained a legal divorce.

    2018: Omar and Hirsi legally married.

    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.

    Public documents, for instance, place Hirsi and Omar living in a home together in the Cedar Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis in 2009, the year Elmi and Omar married, and two years before Omar claims she reconciled with Hirsi.

    In legal documents, including 24 traffic violations and misdemeanor charges against Hirsi obtained by the Washington Examiner, Hirsi listed his address at a single Cedar Riverside address consistently in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Four minor cases against Omar show that in 2007, 2009, and 2012, she listed her address at the same Cedar Riverside address.

    Specifically, local courts listed this address for both Omar and Hirsi in separate traffic violations in mid-2009, the year Omar and Elmi married.

    Omar declined to answer the Washington Examiner's questions on the matter, and her congressional office declined a request to speak.

    Local media accounts also undermine the idea that Omar and Hirsi split. A 2013 article in the Twin Cities Daily Planet says Omar and Hirsi “moved to North Dakota so that Omar could finish her bachelor’s degree in political science.” Omar began at North Dakota State University in the autumn of 2009 and completed in 2011, the years during which she was allegedly married to Elmi, both legally and religiously.

    A Cedar Riverside local who claims to have worked with Omar on Keith Ellison’s 2008 congressional campaign says that while he had seen Elmi around town, he had never known Omar and Elmi to be together.

    Earlier this month, Minnesota campaign finance officials revealed that Omar and Hirsi jointly filed their taxes together in 2014 and 2015, many years before Omar and Elmi legally divorced. Both federal and Minnesota state law expressly forbid jointly filing taxes with someone who is not a legal spouse.

    One confounding factor in understanding Omar’s, Hirsi’s, and Elmi’s marital history is a second address in official documents where all three have been listed as living.

    In February 2009, Omar and Elmi both listed their address in their marriage application as a home in Columbia Heights, Minnesota, across the river from Omar’s other address. Hirsi, however, registered a business to the Minnesota secretary of state using that as his home address just three months after Omar’s legal marriage to Elmi.

    Social media further complicates the picture.

    Under penalty of perjury, Omar wrote during divorce proceedings that she had not contacted or known the whereabouts of Elmi since the summer of 2011. She also said that she had no means of contacting him, and the district court judge wrote in the divorce decree that Elmi “has not signed a declaration of non-paternity as [Omar] has had no contact with him since before the child was conceived.” Thus the court granted her request to serve Elmi with divorce papers “by alternate means.” Once a week, for three weeks in a row during August and September of 2017, Omar published public summons to Elmi in a local newspaper, Finance and Commerce.

    Contradicting this claim are images from Elmi’s social media account published by a Minnesota web outlet called Alpha News, which show Elmi with Ilwad on her day of birth. Elmi’s Instagram account was deleted before the Washington Examiner could independently verify its authenticity.


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    MUST READ Ilhan Omar thread -- https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1...643880448.html

    The @StarTribune ran a dishonest, cowardly piece of journalism tonight.

    For 3 years, the paper ignored the work of reporters Preya Samsundar, Scott Johnson, and myself on @ilhanMN’s disturbing past. Ignored our emails offering new evidence. (1x)
    Now, Ilhan Omar is a national disgrace. Globally, anti-Semites are emboldened.

    We warned them. None of this would have happened if @StarTribune, afraid of a PC mob, had not withheld the facts from local voters.

    Covering their tracks, tonight @StarTribune published ... (2/x)
    ... a piece duplicating work we already did. Our leads, our research. Did they credit us?

    No. We are just unnamed “conservative activists.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by timosman View Post
    I am surprised CNN isn't covering this at all.

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    Minnesota Republicans ORDER the IRS to Investigate Ilhan Omar


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    https://www.omartruth.com/the_facts

    Rep. Ilhan Omar has repeatedly lied to and cheated the people of Minnesota. Probable cause clearly exists for full investigations into criminal federal and state tax fraud and at least 8 counts of perjury.



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