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    Media Commentator Crowley Not Joining Trump Team Amid Plagiarism Scandal
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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.

    Conservative media commentator Monica Crowley will not be joining the Trump administration following accusations of plagiarism.

    That's according to a transition official.

    Crowley had been slated to join Trump's National Security Council as a director of strategic communications. Her decision comes after CNN reported that several passages in a 2012 book written by Crowley were plagiarized. Publisher HarperCollins then pulled the book, titled "What the (Bleep) Just Happened?"

    Crowley's withdrawal from her position was first reported by the Washington Times. The transition official confirmed the decision on the condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.