Monica Crowley Will Not Be Joining Trump Administration After All

By Chris Ariens 

The Lost Remote newsletter brings you the the best in streaming news, from staffing changes to premiere dates to trailers—to the latest platform moves. Sign up today.

Former Fox News commentator and MSNBC host Monica Crowley will not be joining the Trump administration.

“After much reflection I have decided to remain in New York to pursue other opportunities and will not be taking a position in the incoming administration,” Crowley said in a statement, to the Washington Times. “I greatly appreciate being asked to be part of President-elect Trump’s team and I will continue to enthusiastically support him and his agenda for American renewal.”

Crowley had been tapped for a strategic communications role on the National Security Council.

Crowley’s decision comes after CNN’s KFILE reported that it had found “upwards of 50 examples of plagiarism” in her 2012 book What The (Bleep) Just Happened. Two days later, Politico reported that Crowley plagiarized multiple passages of her 2000 Columbia University dissertation.

Last week HarperCollins said it would no longer sell a digital version of Crowley’s book.