Last month, David Steinberg of Powerline Blog released an in-depth report on Rep. Ilhan Omar full of allegations based on what he believed to be credible evidence that Omar is guilty of numerous breaches of law – including that she committed immigration & marriage fraud to get into the United States.
Steinberg alleged that Omar also commited at least eight acts of perjury, which, if she was charged for this, could land Omar behind bars for up to 40 years!
Here is a summary of what Steinberg is accusing Omar of, from Powerline:
Now, a tremendous amount of evidence — from this article and our prior articles — shows that Ilhan perhaps perjured herself eight times with her nine answers. Minnesota’s perjury statute allows for a sentence of up to five years — for each instance:
Yet this may be the least worrisome of her current legal exposures.
Consider the disturbingly inadequate evidence used to obtain FISA warrants on members of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Consider that Democratic representatives have demanded that Attorney General William Barr release grand jury testimony — itself an illegal act.
Yet here we have:
- Verifiable UK and U.S. marriage records
- Verifiable address records
- Time-stamped, traceable, archived online communications (Convictions and settlements based upon social media evidence are commonplace, Anthony Weiner being a notable example)
- Background check confirmations of SSNs and birthdates
- Archived court documents signed under penalty of perjury
- Photos which can be examined to rule out digital manipulation
- The 2019 Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board investigation, which found Omar filed illegal joint tax returns with a man who was not her husband in at least 2014 and 2015
- Three years’ of evidence published across many articles — none of which has been shown to be incorrect, or have even been challenged with contradictory evidence from Rep. Omar or any other source
- Perjury evidence that stands on its own — regardless of whom she married:
- Long after June 2011, she was clearly in contact with the only man in either the U.S. or the UK with the same name and birthdate as the man she married. She was clearly in contact with several people who were in contact with him.
- Further, Preya Samsundar did contact him, published how she managed to contact him, and published his email admitting to being photographed with Omar in London in 2015. To be clear: Omar was legally married to an “Ahmed Nur Said Elmi” at the time she was photographed next to a man who admits his name is Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, and that he is in the photo.
- Samsundar published all of this information on how to contact Ahmed Nur Said Elmi a few months before Omar swore to that nine-question court document.
- Rep. Omar has refused all inquiries from her constituents, elected officials, and media outlets to provide any specific evidence contradicting even a single allegation suggested by three years of now-public information.
- In fact, Omar has responded by making information less available:
- In August 2016, after Scott Johnson and Preya Samsundar posted the allegations, Omar’s verified social media accounts were taken offline.
- Ahmed Nur Said Elmi’s social media accounts were also taken offline.
- When the accounts returned, a large amount of potentially incriminating evidence had verifiably been deleted.
- I found and published at least ten additional “before and after” instances of evidence still being deleted in 2018.
- Omar has released carefully worded, Clintonian statements that denigrate those seeking answers from her as racists. Yet she has repeatedly refused to answer questions or issue anything other than public relations statements.
- I have a large amount of information that we have not published for reasons including the protection of sources.
- Sources have expressed fear regarding published video and photo evidence confirming threats from Omar’s campaign team. These sources have shared other evidence of threats. I have contacted the federal authorities to share this and other unpublished information. Providing knowingly false information to the DOJ is a serious crime.
I believe Scott Johnson, Preya Samsundar, and me, with our three years of articles, columns and posts, have provided more than enough evidence to give law enforcement authorities probable cause to open an investigation. Now would be the chance for law enforcement, and especially for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s House colleagues, to make a sincere stand against corruption and for the uniform application of the law.
In the ensuing weeks since Steinberg’s report, Omar has continued to rack up more accusations of breaking the law, including allegedly violating campaign finance law (for the second time) with the over $20K she paid out to Tim Mynett, whom she is alleged to be having an affair with.
Now, Rep. Steve Drazkowski is calling for Ilhan Omar to be investigated for the numerous allegations of perjury:
Star Tribune has more on Rep. Drazkowski's call to investigate Omar:
State Rep. Steve Drazkowski called for criminal charges to be filed against U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, saying she repeatedly lied to the court.
In a news conference at the Hennepin County Government Center on Thursday, the Mazeppa Republican pointed to poster boards showing old social media posts that appear to contradict statements Omar made while seeking a divorce from her ex-husband.
Drazkowski said Instagram posts show Omar committed perjury when she wrote in a 2017 divorce filing that she did not know the location of her then-husband, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, and had not had contact with him for years. Drazkowski said he would share the information with district court judges, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and Attorney General Keith Ellison.
“The documents are crystal clear. I believe charges should be brought against Rep. Omar for her conduct. The punishment for perjury is up to five years for each count,” Drazkowski said.
Omar spokesman Jeremy Slevin declined to comment on Drazkowski’s claims and instead pointed to the work Omar, a Democrat from Minneapolis, has been doing to pass bills and connect with constituents since she was elected to Congress last year.
The Gateway Punditmade this cruicial note about the punishment for perjury like the allegations made against Omar:
Once Again… It should be noted that by American law — When a marriage fraud is discovered, not only might the immigrant face severe immigration consequences, but both members of the marrying couple may face criminal penalties… An immigrant who is found to have committed marriage fraud would likely be removed from the United States (deported).
What do you think?
Should Omar be investigated and if the evidence proves to be true, should she be held to the highest extent of the law?
Let us know your thoughts on this.