White House Says It Is Disappointed In Presidential Aide Accused Of Plagiarism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it is disappointed in a presidential aide who has been accused of plagarism and that his behavior is unacceptable.

The charges were leveled against Timothy Goeglein about a column he wrote for The News-Sentinel in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Parts of his column were nearly identical to an essay that appeared in a Dartmouth College publication. Goeglein has said his actions were wrong and that there are no excuses for what he did.

White House spokeswoman Emily Lawrimore says his behavior is “not acceptable” and that the White House is disappointed in his actions. She said officials were looking into allegations of other instances of plagarism by Goeglein. He has worked at the White House since 2001.