For years journalist David Steinberg has lead the reporting on allegations Congresswoman Ilhan Omar broke federal immigration law by marrying her brother and lying about it in order to get him a visa to the United States -- among other things. Further, records show Omar filed tax joint tax returns with a man she wasn't legally married to, but simply married "within her faith." This is also against the law. From October 2018, when Omar was running for office:
Win or lose, however, a Department of Justice investigation into her past appears inevitable. A remarkable -- and growing -- amount of evidence implicates her in multiple federal and state felonies.
The allegations stem from Omar’s 2009 marriage to British citizen Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, her apparent brother. Below, exclusive new evidence backs the claim that this marriage was fraudulent. Also, this new evidence suggests that student loan fraud and immigration fraud were Omar’s motivations for marrying Mr. Elmi.
Now, according to Steinberg, the Department of Justice is taking Omar's slew of potential violations seriously.
A formal complaint had been filed with DOJ -- and DOJ actually responded. DOJ arranged a meeting w/ an FBI SAC.— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) October 30, 2019
I have been beyond pleasantly surprised by how receptive the FBI has been w/ me and others in this matter. (2/x)
It remains unclear if a formal investigation is underway in terms of Omar's fraud but it appears that it is under consideration and they are looking at the evidence.
I have had the information I shared w/ the FBI for about a year.— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) October 30, 2019
Despite its value, I felt that publishing it would be an unacceptable violation of two of @IlhanMN’s family members’ privacy.
But I believe it is in the public’s best interest for the FBI to have it. (4/x)