Monica Crowley, the popular political commentator for Fox News gave up on Monday at the possibility of becoming part of the future team of the new President of the United States, Donald Trump, after a group of experts discovered that one of her books was mostly plagiarized.
‘After a long reflection, I decided to stay in New York for other career opportunities and I will not occupy any post in the new administration’, said Crowley in a press statement with The Washington Times newspaper.
The future national security adviser Michael Flynn confirmed the withdrawal of the American journalist.
Monica Crowley, a Ph.D. in international relations was appointed on December 15th by Trump’s Administration to occupy the post of adviser for strategic communication of the National Security Council.
The journalist was supposed to communicate the president’s decision regarding some diplomatic and security issues.
On January 7, a CNN broadcaster has discovered dozens of plagiarized excerpts in Crowley’s book, entitled “What (beep!) Happened?”, published in 2012. After more than three days of massive scandals, the publishing company decided to withdraw the book from the shelves.
In the first instance, Donald Trump and his team have defended the journalist claiming that this is a political attack meant to divert attention from the real problems of the country.
Shortly after, a news platform found other examples of plagiarism in Crowley’s thesis on US diplomatic relations with China, presented in 2000 at the Columbia University in New York.