In the past, reports that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had married her own brother for immigration purposes had been confined to a handful of Internet websites and Twitter/Facebook gossip. Unfortunately for Omar, that time has ended.
The New York Post just confirmed the news — the FBI is investigating Omar. “Two FBI agents held an hours-long meeting in Minnesota in mid-October with a concerned party who handed over a trove of documents regarding Omar’s 2009 marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi,” The Post reported.
The FBI agents discussed documents with someone who had reported the incident. According to The Post, the agents did not commit to opening a formal investigation. Instead, this appears to be a “review,” according to the language used by The Post.
Marriage fraud is a felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison — and $250,000 in fines. It would no doubt by the end of Omar’s political career, were she to be found guilty of such a crime.
At this point, though, a lot of Americans don’t really believe that justice will ever be served when it comes to powerful Democrats, though Attorney General William Barr has changed perceptions on that somewhat.
Omar denies the charges, but refuses to turn over any documents to the media. It’s possible that she’s just trying to keep from acknowledging the story at all, lest it become a problem for her. But it’s also possible that she’s hiding something.
Earlier this month, The Blaze reported that the inquiry is wider than The Post reported, including “eight instances of perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, up to eight years of state and federal tax fraud, two years of federal student loan fraud, and even bigamy.”
Daily Wire has a good summary here.