OFFICIAL: Authorities Complete Investigation Into Ilhan Omar

WATCH: Trish Regan does not hold back on what should happen to Rep. Ilhan Omar

Minnesota authorities have confirmed that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the controversial far-left freshman, has been investigated for campaign finance violations.

According to WHAM, the investigation is now complete and the results will soon be forthcoming within a month to six weeks.

From WHAM:

The complaints were filed last year, while Omar cruised to election to the House of Representatives, by a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Steve Drazkowski. In referring Omar to the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board, Drazkowski alleged that Omar improperly spent close to $6,000 in campaign funds for personal use, including payments to her divorce attorney and for travel to Boston and Estonia. Drazkowski’s filing of the two complaints followed an earlier episode in which Omar repaid $2,500 for honoraria she received for speeches at colleges that receive state funding, a violation of ethics rules for Minnesota lawmakers.

“I had observed a long pattern,” Drazkowski told Sinclair in an interview from his office in southeastern Minnesota. “Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”

Drazkowski says he has received some notifications from the Board about the investigation, including that they had started looking into it.

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“The Omar Committee’s 2017 year-end report shows several noncampaign disbursements for out-of-state travel for Rep. Omar to attend various events,” one notification read, according to Drazkowski, adding: “The information on the committee’s 2017 year-end report does not indicate how attendance at these events would have helped Rep. Omar in the performance of her legislative duties.”

Drazkowski raised the issue of the complaints during a debate in October of last year when she was running for her seat. Omar accused him of being “bigoted” and claimed that she hadn’t received any notification of any investigation taking place. The moderator Tom Crann kept asking her about the issue, trying to get an answer.

Asked three times by Crann if she had misused campaign funds for travel, however, Omar hesitated before replying in a halting manner: “If there was, um — [pauses] — an, an improper action, I would not have used it.”

Omar has said elsewhere that the payments to her divorce lawyer reflected compensation for legal services rendered to one of her state campaigns. In an editorial published Oct.12, the Minnesota Star-Tribune called on Omar to provide more information about her campaign spending, saying “Fifth District voters deserve a fuller response” on the travel allegations.

Omar has quickly become a very controversial figure after making multiple anti-Semitic statements as well as advocating for extreme positions including against Israel and supporting the Maduro government.

HT: Daily Wire


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