Melania Trump’s ex-pal hits back against Justice Department after lawsuit

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The former best friend of First Lady Melania Trump, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff is fighting back after the Justice Department sued her, claiming she violated a non-disclosure agreement by revealing confidential information.

Wolkoff, who released “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship With the First Lady” last month, said in a statement to Page Six, “The President and First Lady’s use of the US Department of Justice to silence me is a violation of my First Amendment Rights and a blatant abuse of the government to pursue their own personal interests and goals … I will not be deterred by these bullying tactics.”

The DOJ lawsuit demands Wolkoff surrender profits from the book to a government trust.

Reached for comment, Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster told us, “The Department of Justice’s action is a transparent attempt to use the government as a means of intimidation against authors. We stand behind our author Stephanie Winston Wolkoff,and her right to tell her story.”

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