Does your wife have any contact with her now, or has she had any after the Obama fling?
Democrat political campaigns always bring in a biographer like Maraniss and do a deal. The campaign gets a boost from a best-seller book that reveals a few controversial things (but nothing really big). The biographer gets access, that might lead to something more meaningful down the line after he gets done writing his papp.
Maraniss performed the same service for Bill Clinton.
It’s a sideshow. And it’s obviously been in the works for some time.