Ilhan Omar’s questionable marriages/immigration fraud scheme are again in the headlines, with her lawyer now struggling to make a credible argument on her behalf. “I’m not legally married to two people, but I am legally married to one and culturally married to another” is how her campaign spokesman tried to explain away the scandal in August 2016 regarding information that she married her brother while still married to her husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, marrying and apparently divorcing in their “faith tradition.” Meanwhile, there remains no record on file for the first marriage while “husband 2” (her brother) is well documented. Of course, potential investigations are being shut down by accusations of “Islamaphobia.”
Here’s more from Spectator…
I’m not legally married to two people, but I am legally married to one and culturally married to another.’ That’s how Ilhan Omar’s campaign spokesman Ben Goldfarb summarized Omar’s conjugal arrangements in an email in August 2016, when Omar was running for Congress and her advisers were trying to stifle allegations of double marriage — with a man alleged to be her brother.
Omar supplied this email to the Minnesota Campaign and Public Disclosure Board’s investigation into her campaign financing. That investigation concluded on June 6 by ordering Omar to refund $3,500 in misused campaign funds, and to pay a $500 fine. It also revealed that in 2014 and 2015, Omar may have broken federal and state law by filing a joint tax return with her husband Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi — when she was married to another man.