Publisher pulls book from Clinton’s pastor over plagiarism
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The publisher of a book written by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats battle for Hollywood's cash The House Judiciary Committee's fundamental choice Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE's longtime pastor is discontinuing sales, citing newly discovered examples of plagiarism.

Abingdon Press has stopped sales of the book "Strong for a Moment Like This: The Daily Devotions of Hillary Rodham Clinton" by Rev. Bill Shillady and plans to destroy the rest of the book's copies, CNN reported Tuesday.

Rev. Brian Milford, president of The United Methodist Publishing House, which owns Abingdon Press, said the publisher "has zero tolerance for plagiarism."

"Consequently, we have discontinued sales, will remove existing copies from all sales outlets, and will have them destroyed along with our existing inventory," Milford said.


CNN previously reported that Shillady had plagiarized material in the book, which includes the pastor's emails with Clinton during her Democratic presidential bid, prompting a review by the company that owns the book's publisher.

Shillady had reportedly taken content from another pastor in a devotional he sent Clinton on the day she lost the election to Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE

"I deeply regret my actions," Shillady said Tuesday, according to CNN. "I was wrong and there is no excuse for it. I apologize to those whose work I mistakenly did not attribute. I apologize to those I have disappointed, including Secretary Hillary Clinton, Abingdon Press, and all the writers and others who have helped me publish and promote this book. I ask for everyone's forgiveness."
Clinton is on the cover of the book and wrote a forward for it.
Clinton's newest book, "What Happened," is scheduled for a release later this month. Several excerpts have emerged, including a section in which she blames her former Democratic presidential opponent, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren, Buttigieg fight echoes 2004 campaign, serves as warning for 2020 race Democrats battle for Hollywood's cash Sanders, Omar to hit campaign trail in New Hampshire MORE (I-Vt.), for Trump's "Crooked Hillary" insults against her.