's campaign promotes 'birther' about Kamala Harris

Donald 's campaign lawyer promotes 'birther' conspiracy theory that Kamala Harris is NOT eligible to be VP because her parents were immigrants The campaign's Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis pushed a so-called 'birther' narrative Thursday about Kamala Harris  Ellis told ABC News it was an 'open question' whether Harris was eligible to serve as vice president  The top adviser retweeted a controversial op-ed about Harris' eligibility penned by a law professor who, like Harris, ran for California attorney general  The editorial argued that she might not be eligible because her parents weren't American citizens when she was born in Oakland, California in 1964  A prominent legal scholar called it 'racist nonsense,' as Harris is the first black woman to appear on a major party's presidential ticket   President Donald had pushed a similar theory about the country's first black president, President Barack Obama, floating that he wasn't born in Hawaii  

By Nikki Schwab, Senior U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:48 BST, 13 August 2020 | Updated: 19:22 BST, 13 August 2020

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The campaign's Senior Legal Advisor Jenna Ellis pushed a so-called 'birther' narrative Thursday that Kamala Harris isn't eligible to be vice president because her parents weren't citizens when she was born in Oakland, California. 

'It's an open question, and one I think Harris should answer so the American people know for sure she is eligible,' Ellis

Ellis' views on the issue came to light after she retweeted a link to a 'birther' op-ed published on Newsweek's website Wednesday written by right-wing law professor John C. Eastman. 

President Donald Trump's (left) campaign adviser Jenna Ellis (right) retweeted an op-ed questioning Kamala Harris' eligibility to serve as vice president and then backed up her move by saying it's an 'open question'

President Donald 's (left) campaign adviser Jenna Ellis (right) retweeted an op-ed questioning Kamala Harris' eligibility to serve as vice president and then backed up her move by saying it's an 'open question' 

A Newsweek op-ed argued that Kamala Harris (pictured) may not be eligible to be vice president because her parents weren't U.S. citizens when she was born in California in 1964. One prominent law professor called the editorial 'racist nonsense'

A Newsweek op-ed argued that Kamala Harris (pictured) may not be eligible to be vice president because her parents weren't U.S. citizens when she was born in California in 1964. One prominent law professor called the editorial 'racist nonsense' 

Jenna Ellis serves as a senior legal adviser to the Trump campaign. A Trump campaign spokesman has yet to respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment on whether the campaign stands by her questioning of Harris' eligibility

Jenna Ellis serves as a senior legal adviser to the campaign. A campaign spokesman has yet to respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment on whether the campaign stands by her questioning of

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