DOJ Drops Suit Against Melania Aide’s Tell-All Book

Politico reports:

The Justice Department has abandoned an arguably unprecedented lawsuit seeking to confiscate the proceeds of a book written by an aide to former First Lady Melania Trump. Government lawyers filed a notice with a federal judge Monday saying they are voluntarily dismissing the suit filed last October against Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who served as a volunteer adviser to Mrs. Trump and came out last year with a tell-all book, “Melania and Me.”

Many former White House aides have published memoirs, without legal repercussions. There is no known case of an adviser to the First Lady facing legal consequences for divulging information learned at the White House. The suit against Winston Wolkoff alleged that by publishing the book she breached her “fiduciary duty” and a nondisclosure agreement she signed with a White House contracting officer in August 2017.

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