Ilhan Omar

Why not Mynett?

Featured image Why Not Minot? is the motto adopted by proponents of North Dakota’s fourth largest city (a/k/a “Magic City”). By the same token, Ilhan Omar’s overflowing campaign war chest seems to be operating under the motto Why Not Mynett? Tim Mynett is the principal in Omar’s extramarital affair and in the E Street Group firm that works for Omar’s campaign. Mynett is a partner in the firm. Having reviewed the Omar »

The Chuck Todd Experience

Featured image In the adjacent post I discuss Vox’s coverage of the Trump rally in Minneapolis last week. Tim Graham chronicles Chuck Todd’s old-fashioned approach to the rally in the NewsBusters post “Call Him Spike? Chuck Todd Vows NOT to Show Trump Attacking Omar, Hunter Biden.” Citing Todd’s MSNBC show this past Friday, the day after the rally, Graham notes that “Todd offered a pompous commentary on how he was refusing to »

Vox lying in the wilderness

Featured image It’s difficult to predicate a claim of defamation on a statement that can be characterized as opinion, but I think Vox’s Aaron Rupar crosses the line in his account of the Trump rally in Minneapolis last week. Referring to Power Line last week, Rupar wrote: “Citing articles from a fringe right-wing Minnesota-based blog, Trump called Omar ‘a disgrace to our country’ and pushed unfounded conspiracy theories about her marital history.” »

The Donald Trump Experience (2)

Featured image Sitting in the audience at the great Trump rally in Minneapolis on Thursday evening, I couldn’t help but watch the event in part through the eyes of my Somali sources. When he turned to the subject of immigration, the president singled out Minnesota’s Somali community. “For many years, leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and »

The Donald Trump Experience

Featured image On Wednesday night I got a call from the White House asking if I planned to attend last night’s rally at Target Center. I wanted to avoid the unpleasantness the left had planned for the president and his supporters, so I had not. I was invited to attend as a guest of the president and given the impression he wanted to discuss my work on Ilhan Omar with me. I »

Omar feels the heat, Trump edition

Featured image Speaking of Esme Murphy, as I did here this morning, I would like to reiterate that Ilhan Omar lied baldly to Murphy about her affair with Tim Mynett and the disintegration of her relationship with current husband Ahmed Hirsi when Murphy interviewed her a few weeks ago. Recall that Omar just got around to marrying Hirsi last year even though she has had three children with him since 2002 and »

Omar seeks divorce & casts blame

Featured image TMZ broke the news this morning that Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar has filed for divorce from husband Ahmed Hirsi, whom she just got around to marrying last year. Hirsi is the father of her three children. The Star Tribune caught up with the news this afternoon in a story by Patrick Coolican. Omar’s petition for dissolution of her marriage has been posted online here. Omar was previously married »

Stand by your sham: Conspiracy theory (3)

Featured image What does it mean to disparage the case that Ilhan Omar married her brother in 2009 as a “conspiracy theory”? We saw in part 1 that the Daily Beast, the New Yorker and others have dismissed it by resort to this term or term. Benjamin Wallace-Wells characterizes it as such in his New Yorker profile of Omar. Perhaps nothing more about the profile of Omar need be said than this: »

Ilhan Omar: A flashback

Featured image I met with an investigative reporter yesterday to discuss my work on the case of Ilhan Omar. He asked me to dig out the email that alerted me to the SomaliSpot post by “Abdi Johnson” (no relation!) and prompted my inquiry to the Omar campaign on the morning of August 12, 2016. When I received the abusive nonresponse from criminal defense attorney Jean Brandl that afternoon, we were off and »

Stand by your sham: Conspiracy theory (2)

Featured image Voluminous evidence supports the proposition that Ilhan Omar married her brother in 2009 for fraudulent purposes. With something like a single voice, the mainstream media disparages those of us who have followed the evidence as promoting a “conspiracy theory.” What does it mean in this case? Before offering thoughts on “conspiracy” versus “conspiracy theory,” it should be noted that immigration fraud is rife in the Somali community. This should not »

Stand by your sham: Conspiracy theory (1)

Featured image To the limited extent that news of Ilhan Omar’s curious marital arrangements has seeped into the national press, it has been disparaged as a “conspiracy theory.” I take this personally because it has been used to defame me. New Yorker staff writer Benjamin Wallace-Wells (hereinafter “W-W”), for example, provides a disgusting example in his hagiographical profile of Omar this past March. Wallace-Wells put it this way: Omar managed to embody »

Stand by your sham: Fact-check edition

Featured image This past July Washington Free Beacon’s Brent Scher took a look at the media fact-check component of Ilhan Omar’s persistent stand by her sham in Ilhan Omar Marriage Flummoxes Media Fact-Checkers” Subhead: “The ‘baseless smear’ that can’t be debunked” I posted Brent’s column on Power Line with a brief preface in “Rep. Omar would prefer not to.” The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer appeared with a pathetic specimen “How the Ilhan »

Stand by your sham: Omar plays the Star Tribune

Featured image We have advanced our understanding of the frauds in which Ilhan Omar is mired this year thanks to the Minnesota campaign finance board investigation and findings against her this past June. Among other things, we learned as a result of the investigation that Omar had filed joint tax returns in 2015 and 2016 with Ahmed Hirsi, to whom she was not married, while she was still married to Ahmed Nur »

Stand by your sham: Datapoints

Featured image As I have observed previously in this series, everything about Ilhan Omar is a fraud, including her name. We have seen a plethora of congressional scandals in our history, yet we have never seen scandals like Omar’s in Congress. Here we have something new under the sun. I would like summarily to set out datapoints supporting the Omar frauds in this almost unbelievable case. Anyone seeking to address the case »

Stand by your sham: Omertà for Omar

Featured image Yesterday I wrote about David Steinberg’s PJ Media column “Ilhan Omar’s Husband No Longer Works for Minneapolis Councilwoman. Sources Say Omar Asked for Him to Be Fired.” Among other things, David’s column shows how much news related to the Omar saga remains unreported in the media. It is out there for the asking with just a little work if you want to find it. PJ Media appended this easily overlooked »

Stand by your sham: Omar’s squeeze play

Featured image David Steinberg has done more than any other reporter to expose Ilhan Omar’s marriage to her brother and all the related frauds she has perpetrated over the past 10 years. As I will reiterate in subsequent installments of this series, everything about Omar is a fraud, including her name. We have seen a plethora of congressional scandals in our history, yet we have never seen scandals like Omar’s in Congress. »

Stand by your sham: The name game

Featured image A few days after I started writing about Ilhan Omar on Power Line in August 2016 — after she had won the primary for the DFL state legislative endorsement — I was contacted by a source who agreed to discuss his knowledge of Omar’s family with me. At our meeting he told me that Ahmed Nur Said Elmi — Omar’s legal husband, so to speak, as of that date — »