Would-be Donald Trump foreign policy advisor Monica Crowley spoke out for the first time Tuesday night about the plagiarism scandal that forced her to forgo that White House position, saying on Fox News’ Hannity that it was a hit job.
“What happened to me was a despicable straight-up political hit job,” insisted Crowley. “It’s been debunked, my editor has completely supported me and backed me up.”
“There is a very toxic and it’s getting increasingly toxic and poisonous atmosphere of personal destruction in Washington and the media. It’s always sort of been there, but now it’s at a whole different level,” Crowley said.
“I was something of the canary in the coal mine; the attack on me was a test,” she continued. “What happened to me, what happened to General Flynn, what’s happened to Attorney General Sessions and others is all of a piece. There is a very dangerous and very effective destabilization campaign underway against this president, his administration, and his agenda.”
Crowley’s publisher HarperCollins evidently disagrees with the “hit job” charges, having already pulled all remaining copies of her book from shelves.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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