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Trump’s Justice Department and Personal Lawyer Threatened Melania’s BFF Over Tell-All, Documents Show

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The Department of Justice and lawyers acting on behalf of Melania Trump attempted to block an explosive tell-all book from the First Lady’s former close friend and adviser, according to documents reviewed by The Daily Beast.

On July 7th The Daily Beast reported Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who played a key role in planning the 2017 inauguration and is now assisting a federal probe into it, would release Melania & Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady. At the time, a person with knowledge of the matter said that First Lady Trump’s one-time confidante had signed a nondisclosure agreement for her duties on President Donald Trump’s inauguration, as well as for her time serving as a senior adviser to Melania Trump at the dawn of the new administration.

The day after the Beast reported this, longtime Donald Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz, also now representing Melania, sent a letter to Wolkoff and her publisher, Simon & Schuster, saying the book was in breach of a confidentiality clause in a Gratuitous Services Agreement between the First Lady and Wolkoff dated August 22, 2017.

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