Trump pick Monica Crowley plagiarized sections of book: report


Monica Crowley, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead communications for the National Security Council, plagiarized parts of her 2012 book, CNN reported Saturday.

In its review of Crowley’s book, “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?,” CNN found more than 50 instances of plagiarism, according to the report.

CNN notes that the book does not include a bibliography. Crowley did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

Crowley lifted sections from articles in The Wall Street Journal and Yahoo News. She also took language from think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.

{mosads}CNN found more than 10 instances where Crowley had taken material from National Review’s Andrew McCarthy.

Trump’s transition team stood behind Crowley in a statement to the network.

“Monica’s exceptional insight and thoughtful work on how to turn this country around is exactly why she will be serving in the Administration,” a transition team spokesperson told CNN.

“HarperCollins—one of the largest and most respected publishers in the world—published her book which has become a national best-seller. Any attempt to discredit Monica is nothing more than a politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country.”

The Hill has reached out to the transition team for additional comment.

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