Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former Melania Trump friend and adviser said she is working with multiple prosecutors on investigations into potential financial crimes committed in connection with the president’s 2017 inauguration.
“I’m working with three different prosecutors, and it’s taken over my life,” Winston Wolkoff told ABC News in an interview Monday, referring to the U.S. attorney’s office in the Southern District of New York and local attorneys general in New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
Winston Wolkoff, who served as a leading organizer for the inauguration and later as an adviser to the first lady, said she considered Trump a close friend for more than a decade. Her interview aired one day before her book “Melania and Me” is set to be released.
President Trump’s inaugural committee said in a statement to ABC News that it “disagrees” with Winston Wolkoff’s “description of this historic event,” but did not respond to her specific allegations. The committee added that it “will decline to engage in her efforts to sell books.”
Asked if she had audio tapes to back up the claims in her book, Winston Wolkoff told ABC News, “I can back up everything that’s in the book 100 percent.” She did not say whether she was in possession of tapes to verify her allegations.
Watch the interview below: