The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday that the Justice Department and lawyers worked on behalf of First Lady Melania Trump to block the release of a damning tell-all book that was written by her former adviser.
Stephanie Winton Wolkoff, who had been a longtime friend of Melania, wrote the book “Melania & Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.”
According to The Beast, longtime Donald Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz, also now representing Melania, “sent a letter to Wilkoff 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.”
The letter stated that the “Services Agreement prohibits Ms. Wolkoff from, among other things, disclosing her work for FLOTUS and the White House Office of the First Lady, as well as any information furnished to [her] by the Government under this Agreement, information about the First Family, or any other information about which [she] may become aware during the course of her performance.”
Wilkoff’s legal team responded that the claims are “unfounded and meritless” and argued that the Gratuitous Services Agreement was unenforceable because it was terminated over two years ago.
You can read the full report HERE.