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Donald Trump Demands Probe Into Ilhan Omar Over ‘Ballot Harvesting’

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President Trump took to Twitter just after midnight on Monday and demanded that the Justice Department investigate Democratic House Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota for alleged ‘ballot harvesting.’

‘This is totally illegal,’ the president tweeted on Monday morning.

‘Hope that the U. S. Attorney in Minnesota has this, and other of her many misdeeds, under serious review???

‘If not, why not??? ‘We will win Minnesota because of her, and law enforcement.

Trump was reacting on Monday to a report from James O’Keefe of Project Veritas claiming that supporters of Omar were illegally harvesting ballots.

According to O’Keefe, a Minneapolis resident, Liban Mohamed, illegally collected some 300 ballots from primarily Somali immigrants to help his brother, City Councilman Jamal Osman.

Mohamed in turn accused O’Keefe on Twitter of ‘fake news’.

Omar is one of four Democratic congresswomen known collectively as ‘The Squad’ who has frequently been targeted for criticism by the president and his supporters.

The others are House Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York; Rashida Tlaib of Michigan; and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

Last week, Trump again went after Omar at an election rally in Pennsylvania, suggesting that the U. S. isn’t her country.

‘She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from?’ Trump said of the Somali-born Democrat, who’s a U. S. citizen.

‘How was your country doing?’ the president added.

Omar hit back at Trump’s comments, even calling his rallies ‘cult-like.’

‘Firstly, this is my country and I am a member of the House that impeached you,’ the Minnesota lawmaker tweeted.

‘Secondly, I fled civil war when I was 8. An 8-year-old doesn’t run a country even though you run our country like one.’

Minnesota is considered a key swing state in the upcoming presidential election.

According to the latest polls compiled by the news site FiveThirtyEight, Trump’s D… (Read more)

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