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Monica Crowley smiles as she exits the elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump announced Crowley as senior director of Strategic Communications for the National Security Council. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Monica Crowley stepped down from a Trump job after allegations of plagiarism


Monica Crowley, who had been appointed to a communications role in the incoming Donald Trump administration, stepped down Monday, CNN reports.

Crowley had faced accusations of plagiarism involving her book, "What the (Bleep) Just Happened? The Happy Warrior's Guide to the Great American Comeback," and her Ph.D dissertation for Columbia University. 

Last week, her book was pulled from store shelves, pending revisions.

The report says that Crowley plagiarized from a number of sources, copying from news articles, columnists, think tanks and Wikipedia with little to no changes.

Trump's transition team initially called allegations of plagiarism "nothing more than a politically motivated attack."

Here's an example of the alleged plagiarism.

CNN broke the news Monday afternoon.

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