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O'Keefe: Trump asked me to get Obama’s college records

O'Keefe: Trump asked me to get Obama’s college records
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Conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe claims in a forthcoming book that President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE asked him to "get inside" Columbia University and obtain a copy of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia 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.

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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.