The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday dismissed a Trump-era lawsuit against a woman who wrote an all-encompassing book about a former first lady Melania TrumpMichelle Obama thanks Jill Biden for fresh vegetables from the White House garden she planted. Despised and ill-treated, Melania Trump deserved much better in the media. The Hill’s Morning Report.
Dismissals were requested by officials from the Ministry of Justice Stephanie Winston’s lawsuit against Wolkoff for her memoir “Melania and I: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” which accused the author of violating a White House non-disclosure agreement.
Lawyers from the Department of Justice did not justify the dismissal. This is one of the first lawsuits the Biden DOJ did not pursue after the Trump administration left.
Wolkoff’s attorney, Lorin L. Reisner, told The Hill that “we are very pleased that the Department of Justice has dismissed this lawsuit.”
A DOJ spokesman responded to the dismissal in a comment to Politico, saying, “the Department has evaluated the case and concluded that an unbiased dismissal is in the best interests of the United States based on the facts and the law.”
The civil department of the DOJ was below the former President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ is demanding the resignation of most U.S. lawyers appointed by Trump: Trump’s lawyer is withdrawing his request not to hold a prosecution lawsuit on Saturday. Kinzinger on Saturday called on GOP senators to convict Trump in prosecution proceedings filed the lawsuit Against Wolkoff, Melania Trump was a friend and lead assistant between 2017 and 2018, in October, about a month after Wolkoff’s book was published by Simon & Schuster.
In the DC Federal Court case, officials at the Department of Justice pointed to a non-public contract that Wolkoff signed in 2017 when he volunteered as an assistant to the first lady. The DOJ alleged that Wolkoff violated the convention by failing to send a draft of the book to the White House for review and not obtaining permission to write it.
The DOJ said it had warned Wolkoff’s lawyer before the book was published that it would terminate the contract.
In her October statement, Melania Trump made a sharp rebuke to Wolkoff’s book, calling them “salivating claims”.
“We all know that often useful information for children is lost in the noise caused by self-serving adults,” he said. “Last time I experienced this, as the major news outlets enthusiastically reported on it, a gentle claim made by a former entrepreneur who gave advice to my office.
Former White House aides have published books after their roles and have not suffered any legal consequences since then, prompting Wolkoff and his team to argue that the former president and first lady are using the DOJ to advance their own interests.
Wolkoff also made headlines about his relationship with Melania Trump when they released footage of their conversations in which he expressed the excitement of the then first lady with the task of decorating for Christmas and defended the Trump administration’s family division policy.