The Justice Department dropped a Trump-era lawsuit over an ex-aide’s book about Melania Trump.

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has withdrawn a lawsuit it brought in October against a onetime friend and aide to Melania Trump over her book, one of several cases in which the Trump administration went after former allies who wrote critical memoirs.

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Tapes reveal Melania Trump downplaying border conditions, complaining about Christmas decorations

“Who gives a f— about the Christmas stuff and decorations?” Trump said to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former confidante and East Wing adviser, who secretly recorded the conversation after she left the White House. “I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a f—— break.”

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Ex-Melania Trump Adviser: I Have Tapes To Back My Book On the First Lady

“Melania and the White House had accused me of criminal activity, had publicly shamed and fired me, and made me their scapegoat,” Stephanie Winston Wolkoff says of her decision to record conversations with the first lady. “At that moment in time, that’s when I pressed record.”

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