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Melania Trump’s former adviser and friend claims she has “more tapes” to back up unflattering claims she made about the former First Lady in her memoir. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff who released her book, “Melania and Me” in September 2020, has been tweeting triumphant messages after the Department of Justice dropped its case against her book on Monday.

In an unprecedented move, the Trump-initiated 16-page lawsuit against Wolkoff has been scratched under the new Biden administration in a one-page court filing.

The 50-year-old former Vogue staffer, who was dropped from her advisory role in February 2018, was then accused of breaching a non-disclosure agreement by the Department of Justice, which sought to confiscate all proceeds of the book, Newsweek wrote.

Lawyers for the government filed the notice to end the legal case saying it "voluntarily dismisses this action".

No further detail was given on the reasons why it had been abandoned.

After the DOJ dropped the legal case, Wolkoff posted a series of tweets claiming she has even more material about her former boss.

"Melania opened Pandora's box involving the DOJ”, she wrote.

"The enormous trove of communications & documentation I possess and shared tell the truth about 'why' and 'how' the contracts were 'created' and 'terminated' and who was involved. TRUTH PREVAILS”, Wolkoff added.

Wolkoff says the anecdotes in her book are based on covert recordings she had made of Melania Trump during her time of employment under her.

The former aide broke headlines when she released a handful of recordings of Melania Trump last year where the former First Lady could be heard calling Stormy Daniels a "porn hooker" in one of the clips after Donald Trump was reported to have had an affair with the porn star.

She also claimed the family misused funds for Trump's inauguration in 2017 and recalled disagreements between Melania and Donald as well as an alleged rivalry with daughter Ivanka.

After the book was released, Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump, said the memoir is "not only wildly self-aggrandising, it's just not truthful".

In an article on The Independent, Wolkoff said that the terms of her non-disclosure agreement were fulfilled and that the confidentiality clauses expired once her contract for working for Mrs. Trump was terminated. The DOJ at the time argued in the initial suit that she breached its terms by failing to share a draft of her book with the government prior to its publication.

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Melania Trump (R) greets her husband Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after the town hall debate at Washington University on October 9, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. This is the second of three presidential debates scheduled prior to the November 8th election. Getty Images

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