Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was accused of being a paid agent of the Qatari government and using her position in Congress to access sensitive information for Iran’s benefit, according to testimony in a civil lawsuit in Florida.
Although the accusations were conclusive, the information had almost no repercussion in the conventional media.
The complaint came during the testimony of Canadian businessman Alan Bender—born in Kuwait—who was testifying at the trial of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani according to Arab multimedia Al Alarabiya.
The brother of the Qatari emir is accused of ordering his U.S. bodyguard to kill two people and hold a U.S. citizen hostage. His statement, obtained by the English version of Al Alarabiya, was authenticated by the plaintiffs’ counsel, according to the publication.
Bender—speaking from Toronto on video—told the Florida District Court that he met with the emir’s secretary for Qatar Security Affairs and two other senior Qatari officials.
All three supposedly credit themselves for Omar’s meteoric rise. “If it wasn’t for our cash, Ilhan Omar would be just another black Somali refugee in America collecting welfare and serving tables on weekends,” the three officers said in the affidavit.
Bender’s accusations go much further. He testified that officials asked him to recruit U.S. politicians and journalists as Qatari assets and that he opposed them. He was then told that there were already several prominent figures on this payroll. One of them is U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was described by them as the “jewel of the crown.”
Qatar “recruited Ilhan Omar from even way before she thought about becoming a government official. … They groomed her and arranged the foundation, the grounds, for her to get into politics way before she even showed interest. They convinced her,” Bender said.
He also said that once Omar took office, she used her position in the House to access sensitive information that she transmitted to Qatar and, through them, to Iran.
Imam Tawhidi, known as Imamofpeace on Twitter, has been working for months to expose Omar as a foreign agent. He posted a thread in July, starting with this tweet:
In this tweet thread, Tawhidi wrote about the lawsuit and that Bender had been subpoenaed to testify. Tawhidi indicated that he planned to use the case to expose Omar’s ties to Qatar by suggesting questions to the plaintiff’s lawyer, which he apparently managed to do.
The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board found that Omar has broken campaign finance rules by misusing the money for out-of-state travel.The conservative investigative group Judicial Watch has also asked the House Ethics Committee to investigate Omar for alleged crimes, including immigration fraud by apparently marrying her own brother for permanent residence.On several occasions on Twitter and to his rallies, President Donald Trump asked Omar to resign because of her anti-Semitic comments. “I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” the president said.He similarly asked the four progressive Democratic congresswomen self-proclaimed as “the squad,” to “apologize to the United States,” in reference to all their socialist and anti-American proposals.“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said,” President Trump wrote on Twitter.The ‘squad’ is made up of socialist congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayana Pressley.