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Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:27 PM

James O'Keefe says Trump asked him to go on birther-linked mission

Source: CNN

Donald Trump in 2013 asked James O'Keefe, the controversial conservative filmmaker, if he could "get inside" Columbia University and obtain President Obama's sealed college records, according to a passage in O'Keefe's forthcoming book, a copy of which was reviewed by CNN.

O'Keefe, a guerrilla filmmaker whom critics have decried for his tactics and who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for entering federal property in 2010 under false pretenses, writes in "American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News" that during a meeting in New York City Trump complimented his ACORN sting videos ("That pimp and hooker thing you did, wow!" ). But, O'Keefe writes, Trump "was a man with a plan" and "did not agree to this meeting to sing my praises."

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According to O'Keefe, 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."

O'Keefe wrote that during the 2013 meeting Trump suggested O'Keefe infiltrate Columbia and obtain the sealed records: "'Nobody else can get this information,'" O'Keefe quoted Trump as saying. "'Do you think you could get inside Columbia?'"

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Read more: http://money.cnn.com/2018/01/12/media/james-okeefe-trump-obama-columbia-records/index.html?sr=twmoney011318james-okeefe-trump-obama-columbia-records0135AMVODtopLink&linkId=46913739



O'Keefe told Trump that he was a journalist (ha!), not a private eye, and this wasn't his line of work. He added that at the end of the meeting, Trump shook his hand and half-whispered, "Do Columbia."

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Reply James O'Keefe says Trump asked him to go on birther-linked mission (Original post)
highplainsdem Jan 12 OP
underpants Jan 12 #1
Judi Lynn Jan 12 #2
Honeycombe8 Jan 12 #8
Hong Kong Cavalier Jan 13 #12
Honeycombe8 Jan 13 #17
Judi Lynn Jan 13 #13
Honeycombe8 Jan 13 #18
C_U_L8R Jan 12 #3
GusBob Jan 13 #16
Fred Sanders Jan 12 #4
kwassa Jan 12 #5
Voltaire2 Jan 12 #6
jayschool2013 Jan 12 #10
StarryNite Jan 12 #7
Honeycombe8 Jan 12 #9
Historic NY Jan 12 #11
DeminPennswoods Jan 13 #14
trueblue2007 Jan 13 #15
paleotn Jan 13 #22
Bengus81 Jan 13 #19
BlueIdaho Jan 13 #20
paleotn Jan 13 #21
SWBTATTReg Jan 13 #23
denverbill Jan 13 #24

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:30 PM

1. Fake news wrote a book about fake news?

BTW folks this was long before the Correspondence Dinner. Trump was out to get him for years. Petty little piece of shit.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:38 PM

2. I'm stumped on this quote from Dirtball O'Keefe:

According to O'Keefe, 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."

Does this mean tRump actually believed Obama is an American, but pretended to be foreign to get advantages from Columbia? Does it mean that also tRump hoped he could find the bogus claims Obama is foreign made to Columbia to get advantages as "proof" that Obama was "really foreign born"?

How wildly crooked he is, if this is the intention: catching Obama in a lie, and using that lie as proof Obama is foreign?

Shows he is congenitally twisted himself, if he imagines Obama would have attempted to pretend he was foreign in order to get benefits beyond what would have been normal treatment for an American citizen.

How dirty does anyone have to be to turn to O'Keefe for help?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:24 PM

8. I took it to mean he was looking for proof Obama admitted to being foreign.

But either way, I can hear him now at a rally, claiming that Obama is either really foreign born (see....he said so in his application!), or that he lied since Obama says he's American born. Either way.

I have no doubt that Obama did not claim to be foreign born, since I think someone at Columbia would've let that cat out of the bag.

What IS this fixation Trump has about Obama? Was it the foreign press dinner when Obama made Trump the butt of jokes, and the whole room laughed? Well, not the WHOLE room....Trump didn't laugh.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:58 AM

12. That's exactly it. Nobody laughs at the Tangeranus like that. Nobody.



And thus he became fixated on "beating" President Obama. Which is why it also seems like he just has a list of everything that President Obama has done and is specifically undoing each item on the list.

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #12)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:55 AM

17. I think so, too. A list. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #8)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 02:24 AM

13. It was a moment to savor, wasn't it? It was heavenly seeing Trump glowering helplessly. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #13)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 09:58 AM

18. Yes. And we have pictures and a video of it!!!

It's not often Trump is cornered, not knowing what to do. He wanted to storm out, but that would've looked weak and sissy. He wanted to yell back and insult Obama, but he couldn't do that...the audience wouldn't have let him. So he sat there rocking back and forth with a frozen grimace/half smile pastered on his white, sagging, potato face. Priceless.

The reason Obama skewered Trump in his comedy routine is that Trump has been vocally critical of Obama, saying what Obama should do or should've done about this or that, and Trump had jumped on the birther machine, too.

Seth Meyers also skewered Trump in his comedy routine that night, too, I think.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:43 PM

3. What's with all the kerfuffle

...distracting from Trump's racist tirade?? This, the porn star news... all lame attempts to diffuse the really damaging news. He's done this every time. Every time.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 05:32 AM

16. I hear ya but.....

I agree with the distraction game, but with this, I think O'Keefe is trying to hitch his wagon to Trump and sell some books

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:44 PM

4. Would Shitler release his academic records from Jesuit Fordham and Wharton. Undergraduate

degree in finance. NOT the prestigious MBA program, with strict admissions, which he is deliberately conflating.

Release the transcripts... stable genius. Did you apply for the MBA and rejected, no matter the bribe?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 09:50 PM

5. Trump is personally offended by the existence of Barack Obama.

Trump has spent much of his time trying to erase Obama's legacy, even before his presidency.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:18 PM

6. Every statement from okeefe Is a calculated lie.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:12 PM

10. This

I can only hope he and Drumpf share a prison cell one day.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:19 PM

7. Stalker

Sounds like Dump has been stalking Obama for a long, long time.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 10:25 PM

9. Is this a new book? nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Jan 12, 2018, 11:16 PM

11. In other words to commit a crime

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:30 AM

14. Now O'Keefe's throwing Trump under the bus

Once again proving there's no honor among theives.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #14)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 03:59 AM

15. everyone needs to throw trump under the bus

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Response to trueblue2007 (Reply #15)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:26 AM

22. And back over him, then spin out.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 10:51 AM

19. Well of course he has a book coming out so this will just be blown off........

This will come and go in a flash as fake news. If it wasn't for the book this could become a real story.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:08 AM

20. Slime bucket.

“Guerilla filmmaker” = Convicted Felon.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 11:26 AM

21. Isn't dirtballs turning on shit holes...

one of the signs of the apocalypse?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 12:00 PM

23. asking someone to break the law...nice

What's new? Gutless orange wonder asking someone else to break the law (under false pretenses) to obtain so called dirt. What a worthless piece of Sh**.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Jan 13, 2018, 04:43 PM

24. It appears common for Trump to conspire to commit felonies.

He asked Putin to hack Hillary's emails, and O'Keefe to hack into Columbia's records. Lord only knows what other illegal plots he's conspired with others to commit.

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