Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been at the center of controversy since even before she was elected to Congress in 2018, both for her plethora of allegedly anti-Semitic and anti-American statements as well as numerous accusations of criminal behavior against her.
But while most in the Democrat-aligned media have avoided even glancing at the reams of allegations against Omar, a small handful of independent journalists have continued to dig up evidence — and it now appears that commitment has paid off. According to reporter David Steinberg, the congresswoman is now facing at least three separate, but related, federal investigations that could just lead to indictments in the future.
The three probes
Steinberg’s reporting hasn’t been independently verified, but he has long focused his journalistic efforts on unearthing and exposing Omar for her alleged fraud — and his latest bombshell may be the biggest of all.
In a thread of tweets on Thursday, Steinberg declared that at least three federal entities are now looking closely into Omar: the FBI, the Department of Education’s office of the inspector general, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
BIG Ilhan Omar update:
Federal investigators finally seem to be reviewing the overwhelming evidence against @IlhanMN.
And at least THREE agencies are considering her case:
— David Steinberg (@realDSteinberg) January 16, 2020
For its part, the Department of Education (DOE) inspector general is reportedly looking into allegations that Omar committed student loan fraud while attending North Dakota State University (NDSU) from 2009 to 2011.
According to Steinberg, ICE is investigating related allegations that Omar may have committed immigration and marriage fraud.
Steinberg says the DOE’s probe appears to be centered on an allegation that Omar, while attending NDSU, married a British citizen for the purpose of defrauding the federal student loan program.
The two married in 2009 and separated in 2011 — dates that just so happen to coincide with the start and end of Omar’s enrollment at North Dakota State.
As for the ICE investigation, Steinberg alleges that it too is looking at Omar’s second marriage and whether a number of immigration-related felonies occurred alongside it, including possible bigamy, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, student loan fraud, tax fraud, and perjury.
As noted, Steinberg’s reporting has not yet been confirmed by additional independent sources or the investigative agencies themselves — but if true, these allegations could signal the beginning of the end for Omar’s political career. Only time will tell.