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Ilhan Omar Leaves Husband and Heads for Second Divorce, Says Report

Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has reportedly left her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, and moved into a penthouse apartment in a trendy Minneapolis neighborhood.

The separation comes as questions continue to swirl about Omar’s controversial marriages — a subject that’s garnered national attention and even commentary by the president of the United States.

Related: Ethics Charges Are Filed Against Omar by Judicial Watch [1]

The Daily Mail is reporting [2] exclusively that the congresswoman and Hirsi, the father of her three children, “have split and are heading for their second divorce.”

Shocking development. Confronted by a Daily Mail reporter about the matter, Hirsi seemed surprised news had gotten out, responding, “‘Wow. I can’t comment on that. I’m sorry, I just can’t say anything.”

The news comes as several sources, including the left-leaning Minneapolis Star-Tribune [5], reported on documents and raised questions as to whether Omar previously married her own brother as a means to “skirt immigration laws.”

President Donald Trump called out [6] the curious case, saying he had heard some stories but that it was up to others to investigate.

“There’s a lot of talk about the fact that she was married to her brother,” Trump told reporters. “I know nothing about it … I’m sure that somebody would be looking at that.”

Could this latest split be a result of the intense scrutiny about her marriage?

Omar reportedly engaged in a civil marriage with Ahmed Nur Said Elmi up until 2017, but she filed joint tax returns with Hirsi in 2014 and 2015.

Aside from the possible immigration fraud [1] with a man who is allegedly her brother, the multiple filings appear to be a violation of state tax law [9].

Last month, a reporter asked Omar about the latest allegations, but she repeatedly refused [9] to answer.

Earlier this week, Judicial Watch — the nonprofit government watchdog — filed a congressional ethics complaint against Omar [1], saying she must be investigated for “perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud.”

The freshman congresswoman’s legal issues, which includes a ruling by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board that she repeatedly violated campaign finance law [15] by using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses while serving on the state legislature, have left some community leaders viewing her with disgust.

“Obviously we are proud that a Somali-American has been elected — but we just think it is the wrong Somali-American,” one community leader said.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider [16] and is used by permission.

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