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

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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