Opinion| Lawrence David| As you read this, keep in mind that the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is attempting to impeach President Trump based on the second, third, and fourth hand allegations of an anonymous whistleblower. This ain’t that.
Al Arabiya has reported that U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was recruited and funded by a foreign government and that Rep. Omar returned the favor by passing on sensitive information that ultimately wound up in the hands of Iran.
According to Wikipedia, Al Arabiya is a Saudi free-to-air television news channel broadcast in Modern Standard Arabic. The channel is based in Dubai and broadcasts to a pan-Arab audience; it is regarded as a competitor to Al Jazeera.
(Abdulla Almanai, Al Arabiya English) US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was recruited by a foreign government, passed sensitive information that was relayed to Iran, and received funding by a foreign government, according to a sworn deposition by a Canadian businessman in a Florida court.
In explosive testimony made by video link from Toronto, Canada to a Florida District Court on October 23, Kuwaiti-born Alan Bender claims to have deep ties with governments and royal officials across the Middle East including Qatar. In his statement, he says he met Qatar’s Secretary to the Emir for Security Affairs Mohammad bin Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Masnad and two other senior Qatari officials.
The three allegedly claimed credit for the meteoric rise of Omar, saying: “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,” according to Bender’s sworn deposition. The deposition was obtained by Al Arabiya English and authenticated by the attorney for the plaintiffs.
Bender was subpoenaed in a lawsuit against the Qatari emir’s brother, Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani, who stands accused of ordering his American bodyguard to murder two people and holding his hired American paramedic prisoner. In his deposition, Bender testifies about his meetings with Al-Masnad and other Qatari officials in which they mentioned the Sheikh Khalid case, and discusses Qatar’s campaign to influence Western politicians.
BREAKING: It is being reported that Ilhan Omar was recruited by a foreign government (Qatar),
Received funding from the foreign government,
And passed sensitive and confidential information through intermediates to Iran.
Oh my God.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) November 26, 2019
In the testimony, Bender claims to have been asked to recruit American politicians and journalists to be Qatari assets. He says he objected and the Qatari officials responded by saying that several American politicians and journalists were already on the payroll—most prominently Omar, who was allegedly described as the “jewel of the crown”, according to the deposition.
Alan Bender made a very serious, first person, allegation to a federal court while under oath.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Appointed Omar to Foreign Affairs Committee.
One would think that following the Awan brothers IT scandal that rocked House Democrats last term, Speaker Pelosi would have vetted members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee more carefully before she handed out appointments to it.
But then, you’d also be assuming that Speaker Pelosi, and the Democrat’s political apparatus actually cares about National Security.
“Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.” – Auric Goldfinger
The hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails that were maintained on an unsecure private server, against federal law, practically begged for foreign intrusion. Dittos for the DNC server.
Now this allegation against Rep. Ilhan Omar begs for an investigation of just who the Democrats are actually working for.
Instead of identifying the problems and working to fix them, Pelosi and her Democrat colleagues have circled their wagons, ignored/buried these serious infringements on national security, and want to impeach President Trump… over a phone call.
Instead of the Democrat aligned media reporting on this credible report of an alleged breach of national security by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, and all of the previous such incidents, the so-called mainstream media have spent three years accusing President Trump of the most egregious crimes without proof.
UPDATE: While there is a sworn deposition that makes these claims, and I have confirmed them from 3 separate sources, I think it is only fair to call your attention to a group who believes that this story is false. When dealing with accusations this serious we should consider ALL exculpatory evidence. Here is a piece by the Clarion Project who believes the story is not accurate.