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 TrumpNFL freezes policy barring players from protesting during anthem McConnell spokesman on Putin visit: 'There is no invitation from Congress' Petition urges University of Virginia not to hire Marc Short MORE asked him to "get inside" Columbia University and obtain a copy of former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaEx-White House stenographer: Trump is ‘lying to the American people’ Trump has the right foreign policy strategy — he just needs to stop talking The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump faces bipartisan criticism over Putin presser, blames media for coverage 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.