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From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (9)

Featured image It was nearly two weeks ago that we learned Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 with a man to whom she was not married — while she was married to another man. We have learned this thanks to the investigation conducted by the Minnesota campaign finance board of Omar’s 2016 campaign for the state legislature. The board has made its investigative file »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (8)

Featured image The Minnesota campaign finance board deposed Rep. Ilhan Omar in the course of its investigation of her use of campaign funds for personal purposes. I have posted the transcript on Scribd and embedded it below. I have separately posted the deposition exhibits here on Scribd. Executive director Jeff Sigurdson channeled Omar’s view of the underlying story at page 31 in this preface to a question: MR. SIGURDSON: More or less »

Embarrassing Liberals [With Reminiscence by John]

Featured image I missed the notice a few days ago that publisher Houghton-Mifflin is delaying publication of Naomi Wolf’s latest book, Outrages, for the simple reason that it has been exposed as an embarrassing piece of crap. (See Scott’s post “Death Recorded Live” if you haven’t followed this fabulous story.) This from the Times story: “As we have been working with Naomi Wolf to make corrections to ‘Outrages,’ new questions have arisen »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (7)

Featured image It is now 10 days since Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar was found to have filed joint tax returns with a man to whom she was not married — while she was married to another man. Although the Star Tribune is proud of its editorial criticizing Omar, the paper has yet to run a single follow-up story on Omar’s misconduct. We know Omar filed the illegal returns for tax »

Bill Bennett and Me

Featured image Bill Bennett is a great American. He retired from the daily radio grind a few years ago, but he is now doing an excellent podcast, produced by our friends at Ricochet, on which I have occasionally been a guest. I did Bill’s most recent podcast, which came out on Tuesday. We talked about President Trump’s visit to the U.K., recent revelations about Martin Luther King, Russiagate, and more. You can »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (6)

Featured image We continue posting items of interest from the Minnesota campaign finance board investigation of Ilhan Omar’s 2016 state legislative campaign. The board investigation coincidentally revealed that Omar had filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015 with a man to whom she was not married while legally married to another man. It is my goal to get some help in pulling on the threads that will unravel the story we »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (5)

Featured image It has now been a week since the Minnesota campaign finance board released its incendiary findings in the matter of Ilhan Omar’s 2016 campaign for the state house. The Star Tribune has published one story noting the board’s findings that Omar filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 205 with a man to whom she was not married while she was legally married to another man. Over what period of »

So Long, Sarah—We’ll Miss You

Featured image Sorry to hear that Sarah Sanders is stepping down as Trump’s press spokesperson. I think she has been the best press spokesperson in modern times, as she has the perfect combination of unflappability and contempt for the contemptible press corps. She always treated the press with the mien of a kindergarten teacher angry and disappointed with a bunch of unruly toddlers. But the daily press briefing has outlived its usefulness. »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (4)

Featured image I wrote in part 2 this morning about the Omar campaign committee internal emails reflecting its deliberations on the crisis fomented by Power Line’s August 2016 post on Omar’s multiple marriages and her possible marriage to her brother in marriage number 2. I provided my take on the emails and quoted a few highlights. The emails are all dated August 14 and 15, 2016. They follow my initial August 12 »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (3)

Featured image The marriage and divorce of Ahmed Nur Said Elmi (I refer to him as husband number 2) and Ilhan Omar was integral to the Minnesota campaign finance board investigation of Omar over the past year. As I note in part 2 of this series, the Star Tribune and other mainstream media outlets continue to take the Omar campaign’s minimalistic statements as the last word on her marital history. To this »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar (2)

Featured image The Omar campaign committee produced internal emails reflecting its deliberations on the crisis fomented by Power Line’s August 2016 post on Omar’s multiple marriages and her possible marriage to her brother in marriage number 2. When I asked Omar about it by email on the Friday after her primary victory, I was provided a response via criminal lawyer Jean Brandl. The response was short on facts and long on imputations »

From the mixed-up files of Rep. Ilhan Omar

Featured image The story of Ilhan Omar’s joint tax filings with a man to whom she was not married while she was married to another man (assuming that marriage wasn’t void) is a big story. Omar is a national figure. The story reveals illegal conduct on Omar’s part. It raises related issues including the treatment of her marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi as a sham. Omar has issued a vacuous statement »

Feel Good Story of the Day

Featured image Usually I reserve this headline for news about some radical jihadist blowing himself while assembling his sweater vest, but the media will do as a substitute. I haven’t kept up with the news that Vox has been cutting staff because of losses (and unionization). But this is the story today from The Daily Beast that offers the most schadenfreudey goodness: Top Progressive ThinkProgress Site Bleeding Cash and People ThinkProgress, the »

Omar not talking to WCCO either

Featured image I haven’t heard back from any of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s spokesmen in response to the basic questions I asked about her unlawful 2014 and 2015 tax returns — the ones she filed jointly with one man while married (assuming the marriage wasn’t void) to another. I’m trying not to take it personally. WCCO 4’s Esme Murphy didn’t fare any better than I did as she reported the story (segment below). »

Dear Rep. Omar

Featured image The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board investigated Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar for her misuse of campaign funds for personal purposes. The bipartisan board found Omar to have misused campaign funds repeatedly for her personal benefit. In the course of its investigation, the board found that Omar filed her 2014 and 2015 tax returns jointly with Ahmed Hirsi while she was married to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi »

Ilhan Omar: Errors & omissions

Featured image The Star Tribune noticed that Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Ilhan Omar filed illegal joint returns with Ahmed Hirsi in 2014 and 2015 in yesterday’s story by Patrick Condon and Patrick Coolican. The illegal returns came to light in connection with the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board investigation of Omar for her misuse of campaign funds for personal purposes. Condon hadn’t even mentioned the illegal returns in his idiotic »

When the cat has Omar’s tongue

Featured image Since she was first elected to public office in November 2016, Ilhan Omar has rarely avoided the opportunity to talk for public consumption. We happened upon an exception to the rule back in 2016 in the course of Omar’s campaign for the Minnesota legislature when we learned of Omar’s then current marriage to Ahmed Nur Said Elmi. At the time she held out Ahmed Hirsi as her husband on her »