Does Trump Have Obama Divorce Papers? And If He Did, Why Would He Release Them?

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For a while today, it seemed like Donald Trump's "big ... very big ... very big" bombshell revelation about President Obama, which he has promised to unveil on Twitter tomorrow, might be an anonymous rumor that Obama sold cocaine in college, but Trump's right-hand man, Michael Cohen, has denied it. Trump's scoop is "substantially more important to the American people," Cohen told Daily Caller. Or ... is it?

Douglas Kass, a Florida-based investor who appears on CNBC’s talkshow ‘Squawkbox’ where Trump is often a commentator, tweeted to his 48,000 followers: 'High above the Alps my Gnome has heard that Donald Trump will announce that he has unearthed divorce papers between the Prez and his wife.'

This isn't the first time the divorce rumor has reared its head during the campaign. Unbiased newsman Ed Klein wrote in his most recent book, The Amateur, that during a rough patch in the Obama marriage in 2000, Michelle Obama "actually had divorce papers drawn up."

Unlike with the cocaine story, a Trump spokesman did not, when asked by the Daily Mail, deny Kass's tweet. Still, you obviously want to take all of this with the world's largest grain of salt. But let's say these divorce papers are, indeed, Trump's scoop. And let's even assume, hypothetically, that they are authentic. Why would Trump expect this totally irrelevant invasion of privacy to hurt Obama politically in any way?