Trump Reportedly Asked James O’Keefe About Getting Obama’s College Records

Conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe claims in a forthcoming book that President TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE> asked him to "get inside" Columbia University and obtain a copy of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump adds to legal team after attacks on Mueller Stock market is in an election year: Will your vote impact your money? Trump will perpetuate bailouts by signing bank reform bill MORE>'s college records.

O'Keefe writes in his book "American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News," that Trump "suspected Obama had presented himself as a foreign student on application materials to ease his way into New York's Columbia University, maybe even Harvard too, and perhaps picked up a few scholarships along the way," according to The Daily Caller, which first reported on the section of the book.


O'Keefe said he told Trump that the request did not fall into his line of work, but Trump reportedly continued to ask the conservative activist to find the sealed records at the university. 

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment. 

O’Keefe is known for orchestrating undercover operations to target media outlets and left-wing organizations.

Trump famously questioned whether Obama was born in the U.S. in the years before the New York businessman became president.

Trump publicly admitted during the 2016 presidential campaign that Obama was born in the U.S. However, an unnamed senator told The New York Times in November that Trump has not moved on from the issue regarding Obama's birthplace.

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