by Leo Hohmann, WND:
Says failure to charge is evidence of deeper Obama-era corruption of government
Federal investigators have decided not to prosecute Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for immigration fraud despite the publicly available evidence that she married her brother to gain him lawful status to remain in the United States.
The news that two separate federal agencies have declined to pursue charges against Omar after a months-long probe came from a veteran insider at the Department of Homeland Security.
The case was investigated by the FBI and involved at least one other agency, but the U.S. Attorney in Minnesota, Erica MacDonald, has decided not to prosecute.
MacDonald is a Republican who was appointed to her post in June 2018 by President Trump.
Tasha Zerna, media spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Minneapolis, did not answer phone calls seeking comment on the decision not to prosecute Omar. And an email inquiry to the Justice Department in Washington, D.C., was met with the following response from spokeswoman Alexa Vance: “Thanks for your press inquiry. The Department does not comment on any decisions to prosecute or not prosecute.”
Abdihakim Osman Nur, a member of the Somali-American community in Minnesota, was the first person to go on the record with firsthand evidence of Omar’s marriage to her brother. He told the British-based DailyMail.com earlier this year that Omar told him she wanted to get her brother a green card so he could stay and work in the United States. At the time she was married to her first husband, Ahmed Hirsi.
Even President Trump has mentioned the allegations.
“Well, there’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother. I know nothing about it. I hear she was married to her brother. You’re asking me a question about it. I don’t know, but I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that,” Trump said at the White House in July 2019.
Records indicate Omar was married to two men at the same time in 2009, and that one of them, Ahmed Elmi, was her own brother and a citizen of Britain.
The story never gained traction in the establishment media. Fox News’ Tucker Carlson has interviewed one of the reporters who has developed the story, Scott Johnson of the Minnesota-based Powerline blog. The New York Post reported in January 2020 that the FBI was investigating the marriage and had met with a source in Minnesota. The source provided “a trove of documents” associated with the marriage.