Siddiqui is an attorney and engineer, the child of an immigrant father, and a Muslim. He has worked as a consultant and adviser for the FBI and the CIA where he focused on national security and counterterrorism. Siddiqui’s service has also been acknowledged and praised by members of Congress, and his website carries a testimonial from former FBI Director James Comey.
Siddiqui reportedly told Salon:
It’s going to take good and strong leadership to correct the country’s direction. That goes back to a conversation that I was having with President Obama. I couldn’t believe what then-candidate Trump was talking about with his building walls and dividing people. We’re going backwards! President Obama let me go on for several minutes before he finally, in his wisdom, said, “Stop. What are you going to do about it?”
And I looked at him: I’m like, what do you want to do about it? And I’ll never forget this. He said, “Who’s going to bring that change? Are we waiting for Martin Luther King or JFK? Who are we waiting for? They’re not going to come. You know this, they’re not coming. It’s us, it’s you, you changed the FBI policy around the country from the outside. Do you think the FBI was going to change on its own? You have to do something.” I was taken aback. It reminded me of Obama’s famous quote that “We are the change that we seek.”
On Facebook, Omar has photos of himself with Obama, Comey, Pelosi and other swamp creatures.
In a Facebook post, Omar wished Obama a happy President’s Day. He wrote:
HAPPY PRESIDENT’S DAY! 🏛🇺🇸
Happy #PresidentsDay Barack Obama! 🇺🇸 I will always remember how you called me “Omar The Lawyer” every time we met! I will never forget your inspiring words from our meeting at the #WhiteHouse: “The Lawyer! … Change will not come if you wait for some other person or some other time. You are the one you’ve been waiting for. You are the change we seek…”