Monica Crowley

Crowley Claims Plagiarism Charges Were a ‘Hit Job’

Republican strategist Monica Crowley, who backed out of a job on President Trump’s national security team after multiple plagiarism charges surfaced, told Fox News that the scandal was a “political hit job.”

Said Crowley: “What happened to me is a despicable straight-up political hit job. It’s been debunked, my editor has completely supported me and backed me up.”

Crowley claimed that there is a “destabilization campaign” underway against Trump by people “who want to see him in prison.”

She added: “In some ways, I was something of the canary in the coal mine. The attack on me was a test. What happened to me, what happened to General Flynn, what has happened to Attorney General Sessions and others is all of a piece.”

Crowley Will No Longer Take White House Post

Monica Crowley told the Washington Times that she will relinquish the senior job she’d been poised to take in the Trump White House.

“Ms. Crowley, who had been tapped to be senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council, had been dogged in recent weeks by questions about whether she lifted portions of her past written work from other writers. Her move seemed designed to keep that from becoming a distraction as the Trump team prepares to take office.”

Crowley’s Plagiarism More Extensive Than Thought

“Monica Crowley, who is slated to serve in a top national security communications role in Donald Trump’s presidential administration, plagiarized thousands of words of her 2000 dissertation for her Columbia University Ph.D.,” CNN reports.

“On Monday, Politico reported that it found more than a dozen examples of plagiarism in Crowley’s Ph.D. dissertation. CNN’s KFile has found nearly 40 lengthy instances of Crowley lifting paragraphs from numerous sources, including several scholarly texts, the Associated Press, and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.”

Trump Pick Plagiarized Her Columns Too

“Monica Crowley, Donald Trump’s pick for a senior national security communications role, plagiarized multiple sources in some of her columns for the Washington TimesCNN’s KFile reviewed close to 50 of Crowley’s columns over the past five years, finding examples of plagiarism in seven.”

Previous reports have found that Crowley plagiarized her book and PhD dissertation.

Trump Appointee Plagiarized Parts of Her Book

“Conservative author and television personality Monica Crowley, whom Donald Trump has tapped for a top national security communications role, plagiarized large sections of her 2012 book,” CNN reports.

“The review of Crowley’s June 2012 book, What The (Bleep) Just Happened, found upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including the copying with minor changes of news articles, other columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia.”