First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpBidens to attend Kennedy Center Honors following Trumps' absence The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's message on the 'omicron' variant Jill Biden unveils traditional White House holiday décor 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 TrumpIvanka TrumpBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Meadows comes under growing Jan. 6 panel spotlight Tucker Carlson rips Graham over report he told officers to shoot Jan. 6 rioters MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden celebrates start of Hanukkah Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report Watchdog finds no money has flowed out of agency tasked by Trump admin to fight pandemic MORE, the president’s daughter and son-in-law, respectively, who are both senior staffers, were investigated for their use of private accounts for government business, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossWilbur Louis RossHolding defiant Trump witnesses to account, Jan. 6 committee carries out Congress's constitutional role Bannon's subpoena snub sets up big decision for Biden DOJ House panel, Commerce Department reach agreement on census documents MORE was also found to have used private email for government business.
The news comes years after then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMan sentenced to nearly four years for running scam Trump, Biden PACs Meadows says Trump's blood oxygen level was dangerously low when he had COVID-19 Trump endorses David Perdue in Georgia's governor race MORE and the GOP during the 2016 election pointed to the FBI investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE’s decision to use a private email server while she served as secretary of State. Trump accused her of crimes “worse than Watergate.”