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Monday, July 22, 2019

Ilhan Omar Marriage Flummoxes Media Fact-Checkers

Taking 'All In The Family'
a step too far.

Media outlets scrambled to prove false the accusation Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) married her brother after President Donald Trump mentioned it, but none have been able to definitively reach an answer, largely due to Omar's unwillingness to provide information.

Trump was asked about the accusation that Omar's husband, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, was also her brother during a scrum with reporters last Wednesday and said he had heard talk that she married her brother but knew "nothing about it."

National media had largely kept away from judging the merits of the accusation that she was related to her second husband, which have circulated since her entry into politics in 2016, but after Trump's comment, many came to quick conclusions. CNN's Jim Acosta jumped in immediately to criticize Trump for diving in on "disgusting lies." The Daily Beast‘s Will Sommer published a lengthy piece on Friday that did little to nothing to debunk what he calls a "baseless smear."

The closest thing to evidence against the claim presented in Sommer's piece is a reference to a time Omar showed a Star Tribune reporter pictures on her cell phone of immigration documents with a list of members of her family. Sommer's piece fails to mention that Omar declined to provide copies of any of the documents to the reporter or allow him to make a record of the information he was briefly allowed to view.

Omar didn't respond to requests for comment from the Daily Beast. Her congressional office currently is alerting reporters through auto-reply that it's not responding to press inquiries, including one from the Free Beacon, into whether any other outlets have been shown documents Omar purports to be evidence against the claim she married her brother.

That one time Omar allowed a reporter to view documents on a cell phone was also the extent of substantial evidence against the claim presented in the New York Times fact-check of Omar's marriage. (The Times also uses faulty math to indicate, based on their dates of birth, that it's impossible for Omar and Elmi to have the same mother. It's not.)

PolitiFact, perhaps wisely, didn't dive into the marriage question after Trump's Wednesday remark, but rather went to the Star Tribune to ask about its attempts to gather facts needed to reach a conclusion. The Minnesota paper's political editor told PolitiFact his interest in the marriage controversy began because his reporters "we're not getting a lot of answers" from Omar on her incorrectly filed tax returns, in which she claimed to be married to her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi when she, in fact, was not.

"My interest as an editor began with the silence she has maintained about her improper tax filings," said editor Kevin Diaz. "She would say only that she had corrected the 2014 and 2015 tax filings and would not divulge anything about why she had filed taxes with a man she was not married to when she was separated but still married to someone else."

After reviewing the dearth of evidence collected by those suggesting that Elmi was Omar's brother, Diaz assigned two reporters to come to a conclusion.

"We felt as journalists if there was smoke, it's our job to look behind it to see if there's fire," Diaz said.

The paper's biggest impediment to finding the truth was Omar, Diaz added.

"What's really made it hard is that she's been unwilling to address any of these questions," Diaz wrote. "That has fueled the controversy."

"We've asked her these questions, and also asked her to make her father available. We've tried to reach Elmi. We've tried to reach her sisters. Her family could put this (the question of Elmi's relationship to Omar) to rest easily. No one will talk to us. I wish we could send a reporter to Mogadishu (Somalia) but we don't have the bandwidth."

Diaz currently says there is "circumstantial evidence that begs for some kind of explanation from a member of Congress," but his team is unable to reach a conclusion either way without more information from Omar. The Free Beacon has also been unable to come to a conclusion.

There is substantial evidence that her marriage to Elmi wasn't legitimate. Official records show, for example, that Omar continued to live with her current husband while she was married to Elmi, who is now living in the United Kingdom.

There is also a significant amount of evidence, in the form of official documents and scrubbed social media posts, suggesting there's a lot more to the story.

The Times wrote on Thursday that "no proof has emerged" to substantiate claims regarding Omar's marriage. It also did not speak to Omar, though it's unclear whether it requested any information or comment from her for its fact-check.

Omar has consistently been unwilling to answer questions since the allegation first surfaced. Her team's first on-the-record statement regarding whether she was married to her brother, to a PowerLine reporter in August 2016, was a refusal to answer questions.

"There are people who do not want an East African, Muslim woman elected to office and who will follow Donald Trump's playbook to prevent it," a campaign spokesman said, months before she was first elected. "Ilhan Omar's campaign will not be distracted by negative forces and will continue to focus its energy on creating positive engagement with community members to make the district and state more prosperous and equitable for everyone."

Continuing her pattern of selectively choosing what she wants to comment on, Omar last week refused to answer whether she would denounce al Qaeda terrorists.

Her office's only recent comment on the marriage issue has been an attempt to dissuade "legitimate media outlets" from investigating it.

"Whether by colluding with right-wing outlets to go after Muslim elected officials or hounding family members, legitimate media outlets have a responsibility not to fan the flames of hate," her office said. "Continuing to do so is not only demeaning to Ilhan, but to her entire family."


In other words, she whipped out the Islamophobe card.


If a Dem wins in 2020...

We are one election away from open borders, socialism, gun confiscation, and full-term abortion nationally.

Nearly 95 percent of foreign nationals in federal prison are illegal aliens, while the Bureau of Prisons data has revealed that about one-in-five inmates are foreign-born. There are close to 40,000 criminal illegal and legal immigrants incarcerated in federal prisons across the country, making up about 21 percent of the total federal prison population. Nearly all of those inmates are from Central and South America, resulting in a cost to U.S. taxpayers of about $1.4 billion every year.

And I'm sure if a Dem gets in these numbers will only soar.

In honor of the thousands of American citizens killed each year by Illegal Aliens.

This point is ironclad. Democrats could care less when Americans die by the hand of an illegal. Yet...they still get elected.
Truly inconceivable !!! 


Sunday, July 21, 2019

Oliver Stone asked (mass murderer) Vladimir Putin to be his daughter’s godfather

Had to rub my eyes for this one. If it was Trump the MSM would have him drawn and quartered!

 Oh...and I could see bug-eyed right now.


Was Oliver stoned?

In a scene more bizarre than any of this conspiracy theories, Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to be his 22-year-old daughter’s godfather.

“Does she want to become an Orthodox Christian?” Putin said when Stone suggested the idea during a sit-down in Moscow on June 19.

“We’ll make her that [Orthodox],” Stone said during a rambling conversation about young people and American culture, according to a transcript of the interview posted online by the Kremlin on Friday.

Stone has interviewed Putin multiple times, including for his 2016 documentary “Ukraine on Fire.”

Putin also told Stone that the Russians and Ukrainians “are one people” and the countries should find a way to combine.

“When these lands that are now the core of Ukraine joined Russia … nobody thought of themselves as anything but Russians,” Putin told the director, who has embraced anti-establishment views of history with movies like “Platoon” and “JFK.”

The Russian strongman told Stone the bond between the countries could be used “as our competitive advantage during some form of integration,” the Associated Press reported.

Putin also said he “sympathized” with President Trump before the 2016 election because of his desire to restore normal relations with Russia, according to Reuters. But he insisted that he had not and will not interfere with US elections.


Friday, July 19, 2019

The squad has served its purpose

Another brilliant move.

And all it took was two tweets!

I bet Republicans, most Independents, and moderate Democrats oppose everything these 4 mind-blowing imbeciles ever said. 

It's really a shame the Democratic presidential candidates have lost their identity.

They were doing so well...


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Coming to Netflix...'Trump's Concentration Camps'

Starring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Rebuffed by her president AOC desperately attempts to spring Mexican illegals and MS-13 members who are forced to drink toilet water at the most detested of all the concentration camps the 'Buchenwald of the South' in Texas so they can get free health care paid for by you.

Also starring:

Joe Biden
  Kamala Harris    
Bernie Sanders
Elizabeth Warren  
Bill de Blasio
Beto O'Rourke  
Pete Buttigieg 
Julián Castro

... and a bunch of other losers.

Special Guest Star...Rachel Maddow.