Monday, January 16, 2017

Monica Crowley drops out as Trump's foreign policy advisor over plagiarism scandal.

Courtesy of the Washington Times:  

GOP foreign policy adviser Monica Crowley said Monday she will relinquish the senior job she’d been poised to take in the Trump White House. 

Ms. Crowley, who had been tapped to be senior director of strategic communications at the National Security Council, had been dogged in recent weeks by questions about whether she lifted portions of her past written work from other writers. Her move seemed designed to keep that from becoming a distraction as the Trump team prepares to take office.“

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,” she said in a statement. “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.” 

She was to have worked for National Security Adviser Michael T. Flynn, a retired Army lieutenant general.

I have to admit that I am a little surprised, I thought lying and cheating were prerequisites for a job with the Trump administration. 

There was so many instances of plagiarism that Harper Collins decided to pull her book "What the (Bleep) Just Happened" off of store bookshelves.

Well that's one down, I wonder how many scandals will be uncovered concerning the rest of Trump's administration?


  1. Anonymous1:39 PM


  2. Anonymous1:45 PM

    He surrounds himself with dishonest scheming cheaters. He's in his element.

  3. Anonymous1:48 PM

    Perhaps Monica can get a job as Melonoma's speechwriter.

  4. Anonymous1:55 PM

    Trump es un idiota sucio.

  5. I'm surprised anything was bad enough for any of them to drop out

  6. Anonymous2:16 PM

    He has an affinity for blonde bubble heads.

  7. Anonymous2:29 PM

    Things that make you go, "hmmmmmmmm....."

    I find it hard to believe that she suddenly grew a conscience or sense of propriety.

  8. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Yooge Newz!


    Move "based solely on respect and gratitude" for Bruce and ESB
    The B Street Band's scheduled performance at the upcoming Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala has generated a storm of national news, from New York to Los Angeles, particularly given Bruce Springsteen's clearly articulated feelings about President-elect Trump.

    In the wake of the brouhaha, the B Street Band has decided to pull out. Founder Will Forte contacted Backstreets to let us know that, after playing the same New Jersey gala in 2009 and 2013, this one "will no longer will be happening"; he provided us this statement:

    With deepest apologies to our fans and the New Jersey Inaugural Ball committee, the B Street Band is withdrawing from performing at this year's inauguration Gala.

    Our decision is based SOLELY on the respect and gratitude we have for Bruce and the E Street Band.

  9. Anonymous2:43 PM

    Busted: Trump HHS pick introduced legislation benefiting medical company 2 weeks after buying their stock

  10. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Hope Columbia University rescinds her Phd degree.

    1. Anonymous3:31 PM

      For their pristine Ivy League "reputation," they should!

    2. Anonymous10:42 AM

      Oh, so she's Dr. Monica Douche Nozzle.

  11. Anonymous2:45 PM

    It's amazing as many of his choices have scandals on the coat tails to start. That doesn't seem to bother him.

    1. Anonymous3:25 PM

      If the tRUMP appointees can stand the smell of tRUMP maybe they are little orange shitgibbons themselves?

  12. Anonymous2:53 PM

  13. Anonymous3:43 PM

    This has nothing to do with Crowley but President Obama has just sent 300 marines to Norway "for winter training" because of concerns in that part of the world over possible Russian aggression once Trump is inaugurated. This reminds me so much of the Norwegian television series (by way of Netflix streaming) "Occupied" (of which we've seen the first season) with the scenario of Russia occupying Norway more and more to "supposedly" protect its oil. The series is set in the not so distant future and posits that the US has pulled out of NATO, leaving Europe high and dry. I hope we can see a second season and that it ends well. But, given the coming realities, who knows?

  14. A delightful thing making the rounds on the internet suggesting that Obama resign the day before Trump's inauguration. thus giving Biden the pleasure and honor of being President for a day.

    A following post loved that it would thus render all the "45th President" hats, signs, historical whatever and memorabilia ... wrong, useless.

    A petition was even sent to the White House urging Obama to do it. He won't, but I bet he and Joe Biden are having a good laugh over it.

  15. Anonymous4:02 PM


    Could it be the Russians promised Trump they would make him POTUS?

    Could it be they told him when you become president, you select this list of Russian friendly men to be in your cabinet and we will cut you in on the money we make?


    Before presidential run, Trump called Russia the 'biggest problem' and geopolitical foe of U.S.

    (CNN)In a series of interviews in March of 2014, Donald Trump singled out Russia as the United States' "biggest problem" and greatest geopolitical foe.

    Trump's comments more than two years ago, which came in the wake of Russian incursions into Crimea, offer a sharp contrast to the Russia-friendly rhetoric he has employed since launching his presidential campaign....

  16. Anonymous4:03 PM

    A desperate Donald Trump records a message on Facebook offering free inauguration tickets

    1. Anonymous4:08 PM

      What no free hoohah?

  17. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Should designers dress Melania and Ivanka? The question is more complex than it seems.

    ....And so, catering to his wife quickly became an ethical dilemma for designers. Would doing so signal tacit approval of her husband’s scorched-earth tactics?

    Ultimately, it may be that designers focused on the wrong person. With Melania Trump planning to remain in New York a while for her son’s schooling, it increasingly appears that the president-elect’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is moving to town, may be taking on many of the ceremonial duties....

    1. Won't Ivanka wear her own label? If there are no appropriate dresses, I'm sure she can steal some designs and have them made cheaply in China. Oops. Maybe Taiwan.

  18. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Don’t worry; he still has plenty of crooks to fill positions.

    Also Trump keeps stating that he will reveal his “healthcare plan” after Price is confirmed.

    Does that mean if Price isn’t confirmed there is no plan :) or is this a way of pushing through his confirmation without investigating?
    Trump's HHS Nominee Invested In A Company, Then Introduced Legislation To Help It

    Department of Health and Human Services nominee Tom Price is as corrupt as they come, but his confirmation hearing is going forward anyway, in spite of this late-breaking news.

    CNN is reporting that Price made an investment in a biomedical company called Zimmer Biomet, then introduced legislation to help it, and then took a campaign donation from them.

    Price bought between $1,001 to $15,000 worth of shares last March in Zimmer Biomet, according to House records reviewed by CNN.

    Zimmer Biomet, one of the world's leading manufacturers of knee and hip implants, was one of two companies that would been hit the hardest by the new CMS regulation that directly impacts the payments for such procedures, according to press reports and congressional sources.

    After Price offered his bill to provide Zimmer Biomet and other companies relief from the CMS regulation, the company's political action committee donated to the congressman's reelection campaign, records show.

    What a nice return on his investment! Make up to $15,000 in cash investment, introduce a nice bill taking them off the hook, and get a campaign donation as a bonus!
    This isn't the first time this kind of report has surfaced about Price, either.

    The new revelation is the latest example of Price trading stock in a health care firm at the same time as pursuing legislation that could impact a company's share price. The issue has become a major liability for the congressman after The Wall Street Journal reported last month that he traded roughly $300,000 in shares over the past four years in health companies while pursuing legislation that could impact them.

    Dig deep into your memories now, and go all the way back to 2009 when Tom Daschle was up for confirmation. I know it was a long time ago, but remember with me when the New York Times called for him to withdraw from the confirmation process over allegations that he took the services of a car and driver, something that concerned him enough to ask his accountant to look into it.

    Mr. Daschle is another in a long line of politicians who move cozily between government and industry. We don’t know that his industry ties would influence his judgments on health issues, but they could potentially throw a cloud over health care reform. Mr. Daschle could clear the atmosphere by withdrawing his name.

    Weird how similar op-eds aren't being published by the New York Times now, isn't it? Whatever you may or may not think of Daschle, what Tom Price is doing is outright corruption, and it seems to be escaping Those Who Might Know Better.

    The Trump administration and cabinet will be the most corrupt in U.S. history, but you won't know about it from the New York Times.

    1. Anonymous7:01 PM

      Wonder how much stock Mr. Price has in the health insurance industry.

    2. Anonymous4:08 AM

      I have a Zimmer knee but I got it long ago - before Price got involved with the company.

      This is heading to be the MOST unethical bunch of traitors to run this country ever! I am no longer sure we can survive as a nation; the Constitution and our legal system are being shredded by the minute.

  19. Anonymous4:07 PM

    At least 31 lawmakers not going to Trump's inauguration.

  20. Anonymous4:17 PM

    All that ass kissing, does Sarah Palin still have a chance of working in Washington DC? What's going to happen to Track when Sarah abandons him if she finally gets a job?

  21. Anonymous4:30 PM

    Trump’s inauguration events will pack some pizazz despite lack of A-lister attendees

    ADAM EDELMAN JAN 15, 2017 12:47 PM

    ...Thomas Barrack, Jr., the chief of Trump's Inaugural Committee, told reporters Tuesday that his team had sought to “surround” Trump “with the soft sensuality of” the nation's capital, rather than “with what people consider A-listers.”

    .... The Garden State Inaugural Gala, slated for Thursday night, will feature a performance by the B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen cover band that's been in action since 1980. The Boss himself, meanwhile, has been an outspoken Trump critic.



  22. Anonymous4:56 PM

  23. Anonymous5:32 PM

    A nation of crooks. Putin's dream team.

  24. Anonymous7:57 PM

    The C word.


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