Investigation Finds Rep. Ilhan Omar Violated Campaign Finance Rules – Raises Other Questions

A new investigation has found that Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota violated campaign finance rules during her 2018 bid for Congress.

She is going to have to pay fines for that and she may also have to answer some questions for the IRS.

FOX News reported:

Ilhan Omar violated campaign finance rules, investigation finds, as more questions about tax filings arise

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., repeatedly violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel as well as help on her tax returns and must reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500, Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled Thursday.

The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said the first-term congresswoman also must pay the state a $500 civil penalty for using campaign money to travel to Florida, where she accepted an honorarium.

“Rep. Omar must personally reimburse the Omar committee $3,469.23,” the report concludes. “This reimbursement payment is the total amount of campaign funds that were used for purposes not permitted by statute in 2016 and 2017. Rep. Omar must provide documentation within 30 days from the date of this order showing the deposit of the reimbursement into the Omar committee’s account.”

Additionally, conservative commentators pointed out that the Board’s report revealed Omar and her current husband, Ahmed Hirsi, filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when Omar was reportedly married to another man. Omar engaged in a civil marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, and the couple separated in 2011 without formally petitioning for divorce until 2017.

The investigative journalist Michelle Malkin wrote a detailed thread about this on Twitter:

Democrats and their media allies will undoubtedly cry racism over this.

That’s all they have left.

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