Trump National Security Aide Accused of Plagiarism in Her 2012 Book

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Monica Crowley

A CNN KFile review of Monica Crowley's 2012 book, 'What the (Beep) Just Happened,' found upwards of 50 counts of plagiarized material.

Former Fox News contributor Monica Crowley, recently chosen as director to President-elect Donald Trump's National Security Council team, has come under fire for plagiarism in her 2012 book, What the (Beep) Just Happened.

According to a CNN KFile review, as many as 50 different examples of plagiarism were found in Crowley's book, including lifted sections from online encyclopedias such as Wikipedia, as well as articles from The New York Times and the Associated Press, as reported Saturday by the New York Daily News

The Trump administration responded to the allegations in a statement to CNN. “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 Trump team said. "Monica’s exceptional insight and thoughtful work on how to turn this country around is exactly why she will be serving in the Administration.”

Crowley's book did not feature a bibliography or credit its sources, according to the Daily News.

Apart from authoring the book, Crowley was an occasional pundit on Fox News as well as the host of a nationally syndicated radio program. What the (Beep) Just Happened was a critique of President Barack Obama's administration and a New York Times best-seller.