- First Lady Melania Trump used personal electronic mail accounts to conduct authorities enterprise, her former adviser informed The Washington Post.
- “Melania and I each did not use White House emails,” Stephanie Winston Wolkoff stated.
- Winston Wolkoff shared electronic mail exchanges and revealed that she secretly recorded conversations between the two, after the White House denied claims in her new guide.
- Ahead of the 2016 election, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump repeatedly advised that Hillary Clinton needs to be jailed for utilizing a personal electronic mail server whereas she was Secretary of State. “It’s whole hyprocisy,” an ethics watchdog stated.
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Melania Trump used her personal electronic mail accounts as an alternative of her White House electronic mail to debate authorities enterprise, her former advisor and buddy informed The Washington Post.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who labored as the first woman’s senior adviser from 2017 to 2018, disclosed that Trump carried out official work on her Trump Organization and MelaniaTrump.com electronic mail accounts, iMessage, and Signal, an encrypted messaging service.
“Melania and I each did not use White House emails,” Winston Wolkoff informed The Post.
Winston Wolkoff shared with the newspaper electronic mail exchanges and messages that gave the impression to be from Trump, in which she mentioned authorities hires and contracts, her personal and President Donald Trump’s schedules throughout Israeli and Japanese state visits, the Be Best initiative, the White House Easter Egg Roll, and presidential inauguration funds, in line with The Post.
Although a primary woman just isn’t a authorities official, she needs to be utilizing a White House electronic mail for presidency enterprise, Richard Painter, a former White House ethics lawyer, informed The Post.
The first woman is the newest in the president’s internal circle to catch flak for the alleged use of personal electronic mail accounts. Congress has been investigating Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner, each White House advisers, for his or her use of personal emails.
Ahead of the 2016 election, then-presidential candidate Donald Trump excoriated Hillary Clinton for utilizing a personal electronic mail server whereas she was Secretary of State.
“It’s whole hypocrisy,” Painter informed The Post. “They bought elected appearing as if Hillary Clinton must be in jail for utilizing the mistaken electronic mail.”
The White House’s vehement denial of claims made in Winston Wolkoff’s guide, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” prompted her to reveal Melania Trump’s personal emails and play secretly recorded audiotapes between the two for The Post, the newspaper reported.
The tell-all memoir, which was printed on Tuesday, gives particulars about Winston Wolkoff’s White House position in addition to the finish of her 15-year friendship with the first woman over an investigation into the president’s inauguration committee shelling out practically $26 million to an occasion planning agency began by Winston Wolkoff.
Winston Wolkoff, who beforehand labored as an occasion planner at Vogue and met Trump in the early 2000s, stated she felt “betrayed” as a result of the first woman did not publicly defend her, in line with The Post.
In a recording performed for the newspaper, a voice that seems like the first woman’s may be heard saying: “Don’t be so dramatic. Because you weren’t fired. This got here to that as a result of that is politics.”
Winston Wolkoff’s guide additionally gives an inside look into Melania Trump’s private life, together with a strained relationship along with her daughter-in-law, Ivanka Trump.
“You understand how they’re snakes,” reads one August 2017 textual content that the first woman appeared to have despatched Winston Wolkoff about Ivanka and Jared over a staffing battle, The Post reported.