Is Donald Trump's new communications staffer a plagiarist?
Crowley has been named Trump's senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council
President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is defending Monica Crowley, a syndicated talk show host named as a communications specialist for the incoming administration, against claims by CNN that she plagiarized large sections of a 2012 book.
Monica's exceptional insight and thoughtful work on how to turn this country around is exactly why she will be serving in the Administration," according to a statement from a transition spokesperson quoted by 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."
Crowley has been named Trump's senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council.
A CNN review of Crowley's June 2012 book, "What The (Bleep) Just Happened," said it found more than 50 examples of plagiarism from numerous sources, including copying with no changes or minimal changes from news articles, other columnists and think tanks. The book, which is a New York Times bestseller, was published by HarperCollins' Broadside Books.
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