David Steinberg, the investigative journalist, claims that he has unearthed evidence that shows Representative Ilhan Omar committed perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, and numerous other offences.
In an article for Power Line, Steinberg collected evidence from various social media accounts and other sources, showing that Ilhan Omar married her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, thereby committing immigration fraud and marriage fraud. In 2017, she lied about not having contact with him since 2011, despite photographic evidence that shows otherwise, which therefore shows she also committed perjury.
Steinberg documents how Ilhan Omar isn’t even her real name, and that her name before applying for asylum was Ilhan Nur Said Elmi.
He writes that the Omar family are completely unrelated to her and her sister, who hopped onto their coat-tails to gain access to the United States through an asylum seeking program.
This was in the 1990s, when Somalia was in the midst of a bitter internal conflict, something that caused thousands of other Somalis to also make the journey across to the US.
His evidence verifies 3 key points about the relationship between Ilhan Omar and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi:
- Sahra Noor, Ilhan Omar, and Leila Elmi are siblings with a father named Nur Said Elmi.
- Leila Elmi and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi both lived in the same neighborhood of London, and know each other.
- Both Ilhan Omar and Ahmed Nur Said Elmi call Leila Elmi’s children “nieces.”
In her application for divorce, dated August 10th, 2017, Ilhan Omar wrote under penalty of perjury, that she had had no contact with him since 2011, and did not know anyone who could be in contact with him. This meant she could file for a “default divorce,” one where the spouse cannot be located or contacted.
Yet a picture from 2015 shows the two next to each other! Most of the social media evidence used in the investigation was taken from deleted posts – Omar scrubbed her social media in August 2016 after the allegations first came to light.
The total potential counts against Omar would be as follows: 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 bigamy.
Steinberg said that the facts that he details “describe perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history.”
In a tweet, Steinberg reported an instance of harassment by Omar’s family against those who leaked the existence of the marriage fraud.
Except for MN Somalis! Your campaign threatened them.
A 2016 video shows Sadiq Mohamed Nur saying “we must get a hold of” and “remove from our community” the folks who leaked your marriage fraud.
Guhaad Hashi then posted pics of himself going door-to-door, “shushing” people. https://t.co/6v6ADqrrr8
— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) March 3, 2019
This comes as divorce filings were revealed from Beth Jordan Mynett, who claimed that her political consultant husband, Tim Mynett, had had an affair with Omar:
The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar.
Minnesota State Representative Steve Drazkowski, called this week for Omar to be investigated by district judges from Hennepin County for the alleged perjury.
Representative @SteveDraz has called on district judges of Hennepin County to investigate @IlhanMN for committing perjury in a 2017 application for a divorce from her alleged brother, Ahmed Elmi, who she married in 2009
Further criminal charges could be brought up against Omar. pic.twitter.com/8AYrD7jhf5
— Alpha News (@AlphaNewsMN) August 26, 2019