CLEVELAND OHIO - The woman who has taken responsibility for the Melania Trump plagiarism scandal at the Republican National Convention is a registered Democrat, according to an online database. Meredith McIver is shown as a registered Democrat in Lexis/Nexis, a database of information regularly used by journalists, lawyers and government officials. McIver is an in-house staff writer for the Trump Organization who also has ghostwritten multiple books written by Donald Trump. She has been a registered Democrat since 1996, according to the database. The Trump campaign has acknowledged that parts of Melania Trump’s Republican National Convention speech on Monday were the same as first lady Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic convention speech. In a statement released by the Trump campaign, McIver said it “was my mistake. "I feel terrible for the chaos," she said in the statement.
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