It seems it doesn’t take Trump’s ways very long to rub off on his staff members. Pundit Monica Crowley, who declined a position with the Trump administration after plagiarism allegations, called the incident a “political hit job.”
Crowley, a former analyst with Fox News, announced in January that she wouldn’t be taking the post with National Security Council communications office of the Trump administration. Recently, in an interview with Hannity, she mounted a major defense against the plagiarism claims:
“What happened to me was a despicable, straight-up, political hit job, OK?” Crowley told host Sean Hannity. “It’s been debunked; my editor has completely supported me and backed me up.”
Monica Crowley went on to explain how she believes there’s a campaign undergo against the President of the US. And, this campaign is both an effective and dangerous one, she claims.
NY Daily News continues:
Crowley likened her situation to “what happened” to former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who was ousted last month after misleading the vice president about his call with the Russian ambassador, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, currently embroiled in his own Russia-related controversy.
“There is a very dangerous and very effective destabilization campaign underway against this President, his administration and his agenda,” she said.
CNN’s KFile on Jan. 7 revealed more than 50 flagrant examples of plagiarism — from sources including Wikipedia, think tanks and news stories — in Crowley’s 2012 book, “What the (Bleep) Just Happened?”
A subsequent Politico report showed she’d also cribbed more than a dozen passages from scholarly texts for her 2000 Columbia University Ph.D. dissertation.
Crowley’s publisher, HarperCollins, pulled her book from retailers “until such time as the author has the opportunity to source and revise the material” — but the Trump transition team stood by her, dismissing the reports as “nothing more than a politically motivated attack.”
Four days before Trump’s inauguration, Crowley — making no reference to the plagiarism accusations — said she’d “decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities” following “much reflection.”
CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski, who broke the initial story on Crowley’s alleged book plagiarism, called her claims from Tuesday night “complete BS.”
“Monica Crowley falsely claims our reporting on her (extensive) plagiarism was debunked,” he tweeted. “Nonsense.”