Trump Pick, Monica Crowley Accused of Plagiarism

Monica Crowley who was chosen by President-elect Trump for a top communications position in the National Security Council, was recently accused of plagiarism. In light of the situation, publisher HarperCollins, dropped her book, What the (Bleep) Just Happened. As far as we know, she is still retaining her position in Trump’s cabinet. 

HarperCollins responded to the allegations by saying, “The book, which has reached the end of its natural sales cycle, will no longer be offered for purchase until such time as the author has the opportunity to source and revise the material.” 

Just today, CNN reported that Crowley is accused of yet another instance of plagiarism. This time, it’s her Ph.D dissertation. CNN said, 

Crowley’s first plagiarism scandal came in 1999, the year before she submitted her dissertation. After The New York Times reported a reader found that a column she wrote in the Wall Street Journal strongly resembled a 1988 article in the neoconservative magazine Commentary, a Journal editor said that the paper would not have published her piece if it had known of the parallels. Crowley denied the charge but acknowledged that the language is similar.

Apparently, Crowley plagiarized thousands of words in her dissertation. You can view the plagiarized parts on CNN.

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