'Pandora's Box': Ex-Melania aide hints at 'enormous trove of communications' after DOJ drops lawsuit

'Pandora's Box': Ex-Melania aide hints at 'enormous trove of communications' after DOJ drops lawsuit
First Lady Melania Trump walks along the Colonnade of the White House Wednesday, June 24, 2020, en route to the Oval Office. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
Former top Melania Trump aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff took a victory lap on Monday night after the United States Department of Justice announced it was dropping a lawsuit against her over her tell-all book about the former first lady.

The DOJ had previously alleged that Wolkoff violated a White House nondisclosure agreement when she published her book "Melania and Me," which was released this past September.

The department issued a one-page notice on Monday informing the United States District Court for the District of Columbia that it had dismissed its claims against Wolkoff, who promptly took to Twitter to tease that she had a large stash of recordings of the former first lady that could now potentially be released.

"Melania opened Pandora's box involving the DOJ," Wolkoff wrote, before declaring that she possesses an "enormous trove of communications and documentations."

In a followup tweet, Wolkoff decried the lawsuit as "a meritless attempt by Donald and Melania to use the Justice Department to pursue their personal interests, silencing and intimidating me over speech protected by the First Amendment."

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