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After multiple plagiarism accusations, Trump appointee Monica Crowley steps down


Josh Katzowitz


Published Jan 16, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 4:50 am CDT

Presidential appointee Monica Crowley, who was accused earlier this month of plagiarizing parts of her book, has stepped down from her administration job, according to the Washington Times.

President-elect Donald Trump had appointed Crowley, a GOP foreign policy adviser and a former Fox News contributor, to the position of senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council (her boss would have been Michael Flynn).

But since the original plagiarism charges were levied at her and her 2012 book, What The (Bleep) Just Happened, she’s also been accused of plagiarizing large swaths of her Ph.D. dissertation for Columbia University and several newspaper columns.

Said Crowley in a statement: “After much reflection I have decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities and will not be taking a position in the incoming administration. I greatly appreciate being asked to be part of President-elect Trump’s team and I will continue to enthusiastically support him and his agenda for American renewal.”

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*First Published: Jan 16, 2017, 8:24 pm CST