DEVELOPING NEWS! Ilhan Omar Was Officially Just Found Guilty Of Misusing Campaign Funds
While all the Democrats are still busily trying to nail President Trump down for something to impeach him with and attempting to get access to his tax returns, they need to keep an eye on their own people.
It was reported months ago that Representative Ilhan Omar has misused some campaign funds for her own personal benefit. Well, finally the verdict is in and she was found guilty.
According to Fox News,
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., repeatedly violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel as well as help on her tax returns and must reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500, Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled Thursday.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said the first-term congresswoman also must pay the state a $500 civil penalty for using campaign money to travel to Florida, where she accepted an honorarium
"Rep. Omar must personally reimburse the Omar committee $3,469.23," the report concludes. "This reimbursement payment is the total amount of campaign funds that were used for purposes not permitted by statute in 2016 and 2017. Rep. Omar must provide documentation within 30 days from the date of this order showing the deposit of the reimbursement into the Omar committee’s account.".
The craziest thing about this is that you're not hearing it on the news everywhere. If this were President Trump, I'm sure the Democrats would have jumped on this immediately in an effort to impeach him. There's no doubt about it in my mind.
But on top of all of that, many people didn't forget to remind the Board that Ilhan and her husband had filed joint tax returns in 2014 and 2015, when she was supposedly married to another man, but then they separated in another year and officially filed for divorce in 2017...it's all a big mess.
As David Steinberg shared on Twitter,
As I have written,
@IlhanMN likely committed a remarkable number of additional felonies due to her fraudulent 2009-2017 marriage. Today’s report appears to confirm the worst of them: @IlhanMN may have filed EIGHT YEARS of fraudulent federal and state tax returns.
As I have written, @IlhanMN likely committed a remarkable number of additional felonies due to her fraudulent 2009-2017 marriage.
Today’s report appears to confirm the worst of them: @IlhanMN may have filed EIGHT YEARS of fraudulent federal and state tax returns. (2/x)
— David Steinberg ?? (@realDSteinberg) June 6, 2019
According to Fox, “Tax experts say the IRS only permits joint filings if a couple is in a state that legally recognizes the couple as married.”
So it looks as though this isn't over with Omar yet. Let's hope it's enough to get her out of the House soon.