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Trump team member Monica Crowley's book pulled due to plagiarism

After a CNN report revealed that more than 50 segments of What the (Bleep) Just Happened? were stolen from other sources, the plagiarized book by Donald Trump pick Monica Crowley has been pulled by her publisher, HarperCollins. Crowley declined to comment to CNN when its KFIle investigative unit presented her with the allegations.

Crowley submitted her dissertation in 2000 in partial completion of her Ph.D.in global relations at Columbia University, the magazine noted.

In her columns, Crowley, a conservative author and longtime Fox News personality, copied lines from Fox News, Reuters, Commentary Magazine, the Washington Times itself, World Net Daily, and the Associated Press.

On Saturday, CNN's KFile reported Crowley copied news articles, columnists, think tanks, and Wikipedia articles in her 2012 book, "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?".

Washington Times editor-in-chief Christopher Dolan told CNN earlier in the week that they were reviewing Crowley's work and asked CNN's KFile to send along examples of what they had found.

While it was unfortunate that HarperCollins failed to catch these indications of plagiarism in the book before its original publication, the fact that the otherwise well-respected publisher is pulling the book off shelves indicates they recognize plagiarism when they see it.

The Trump transition team did what it usually does when accusations - such as the ones about election rigging and Russian connections - surface in the media.

With Crowley under increased scrutiny, it is still possible she could be removed from the Trump team, though the statement from the Trump team would seem to indicate otherwise.

"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 statement from Trump transition spokesperson said.

Crowley's failure to quote an author's exact words and failure to paraphrase could violate Columbia's definition of unintentional plagiarism.

As a White House aide, Crowley does not face confirmation proceedings.

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