First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer Melania Trump friend says she is working with multiple prosecutors on inauguration financing The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump heads to New Hampshire after renomination speech Five takeaways on GOP’s norm-breaking convention MORE used a private email account linked to the Trump Organization from a MelaniaTrump.com email domain while in the White House, a former friend of hers told The Washington Post.
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a close friend and former adviser, who is coming out with her tell-all memoir, “Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady,” told The Post in an interview published Tuesday night that she and Trump corresponded multiple times a day.
“Melania and I both didn’t use White House emails,” she said.
In messages viewed by the Post that were sent from private email and messaging accounts, Trump discussed government hires and contracts, schedules for her and the president, her Be Best initiative, the Easter egg roll and finances for the presidential inauguration.
The first lady is just the latest White House official to draw scrutiny over the alleged use of a private email. Both Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump goes after niece who wrote critical book: ‘Unstable’ and ‘shunned’ entire life Mary Trump reveals recordings of Trump’s sister swiping at Ivanka, Eric The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump heads to New Hampshire after renomination speech MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerAppeals court deals blow to Democrats’ pursuit of McGahn testimony Kushner, O’Brien join delegation on first flight from Israel to UAE McGahn argued Kushner’s security clearance should be downgraded: book MORE, the president’s daughter and son-in-law and senior staffers, were investigated for their use of private accounts for government business, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossVoting rights groups sue Trump over executive order targeting social media companies TikTok employee files separate lawsuit against Trump administration over executive order WeChat users sue to block Trump ban on Chinese app MORE was also found to have used private email for government business.
The news comes years after then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump compares police who use force to golfers who ‘choke’ Pence told to be on standby to assume powers during Trump’s abrupt Walter Reed visit: book Top Senate Democrat requests German ambassador nomination pulled over past inflammatory comments MORE and the GOP during the 2016 election pointed to the FBI investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: White House says Trump doesn’t want to use Insurrection Act | Military Times poll finds Biden leads Trump by 6 points among troops | House Dems threatens subpoenas over Afghanistan testimony The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden condemns violence, blames Trump for fomenting it l Bitter Mass. primaries reach the end l Super PAC spending set to explode Democrats lead Republicans in new voter registrations in four battleground states MORE’s decision to use a private email server while she served as secretary of State. Trump accused her of crimes “worse than Watergate.”