HarperCollins said on Tuesday that it will no longer sell “What the (Bleep) Just Happened,” the 2012 book by Monica Crowley, whom Trump has tapped for a position on the National Security Council.
“The book, which has reached the end of its natural sales cycle, will no longer be offered for purchase until such time as the author has the opportunity to source and revise the material,” the publisher, which is owned by News Corp., told CNN in a statement.
On Saturday, CNN reported that Crowley’s book contained more than 50 instances of apparent plagiarism. The Trump transition team dismissed CNN’s report and continued to stand by Crowley.
“HarperCollins—one of the largest and most respected publishers in the world—published her book which has become a national best-seller,” a transition spokesperson told CNN. “Any attempt to discredit Monica is nothing more than a politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country.”
On Monday, POLITICO reported that Crowley’s Columbia University doctoral dissertation also appeared to be partly plagiarized. The transition team did not comment on that report.