Donald Trump’s National Security pick wrote book that plagiarized Wikipedia and Fox News


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There has been widespread debate as to whether Donald Trump’s picks for the top posts in his administration have been uniformly unfit because he can’t find anyone of any merit who wants to work for him, or because he prefers picking corrupt people he can control. But either way, another prominent name can now be added to the pile: Monica Crowley, Trump’s National Security pick, has been caught plagiarizing her book from so many different sources it’s hard to keep up.

CNN Money has done its level best to document all the various instances in which Crowley stole uncredited passages for use in her 2012 book. The fact that she titled the book “What The (Bleep) Just Happened” should perhaps have been a sign that it wasn’t exactly a legitimate effort to begin with. But as it turns out, she stole material for her book from Wikipedia to Fox News. And in a fit of irony, the book – which somehow went on to become a New York Times bestseller – also plagiarized the New York Times.

Digging deeper reveals that Monica Crowley has an eighteen year history of plagiarism. And yet Donald Trump wants this career thief in a key role in national security. Trump’s team is insisting that the accusations of plagiarism are merely “politically motivated attack.” At this point we’re guessing the Trump team’s response is probably plagiarized from somewhere else as well.

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