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Melania Trump used private email account while in White House, ex-friend says

Melania Trump used private email account while in White House, ex-friend says
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First lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpOvernight Health Care: Senate to vote on .9 trillion relief bill this week | J&J vaccine rollout begins | CDC warns against lifting restrictions Trump has been vaccinated for coronavirus Jill Biden picks up where she left off 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.

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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 TrumpTrump Jr. was deposed in inauguration funds probe Former Trump officials eye bids for political office The Hill's Morning Report - Disaster politics hobble Cruz, Cuomo MORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerBiden to speak with Saudi king 'soon' as pressure builds for Khashoggi report Biden to speak with Saudi king ahead of Khashoggi report: report Former Trump officials eye bids for political office 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 RossFormer Trump officials find tough job market On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE was also found to have used private email for government business.

The news comes years after then-candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpProsecutors focus Trump Organization probe on company's financial officer: report WHO official says it's 'premature' to think pandemic will be over by end of year Romney released from hospital after fall over the weekend MORE and the GOP during the 2016 election pointed to the FBI investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton: Allegations against Cuomo 'raise serious questions,' deserve probe Clinton, Pelosi holding online Women's Day fundraiser with Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Gorman Media circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden MORE’s decision to use a private email server while she served as secretary of State. Trump accused her of crimes “worse than Watergate.”