U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger: Not investigating legislative candidate Ilhan Omar
United States Attorney Andrew Luger sent a letter to Ilhan Omar, who is on the brink of becoming the nation's first Somali-American legislator, denying a TV report that he was investigating her for immigration fraud.
By 6 p.m. Monday, the report saying that Omar was under investigation had been removed from the website of Fox 9, which first aired the report. A scaled-down version of the report was posted later on the site.
Omar, who won a hard-fought DFL primary in Minneapolis, has faced questions about her marriages since winning the Aug. 9 primary. She defeated two tough opponents, including Rep. Phyllis Kahn, who is tied for longest-serving House member in state history.