(CNN) - Mark Penn has given up his role as chief strategist for the Clinton campaign, it was announced Sunday.
"After the events of the last few days, Mark Penn has asked to give up his role as Chief Strategist of the Clinton Campaign; Mark, and Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, Inc. will continue to provide polling and advice to the campaign," Clinton Campaign Manager Maggie Williams said in a statement.
Sources in the Clinton campaign tell CNN's Mike Roselli Penn realized over the weekend that he needed to step aside, and that Clinton was disappointed that he had met with the Colombians.
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Good riddance to bad rubbish! When is Liary Clinton going to do the samw and drop out of the race?
He was asked to resign, but will remain as an advisor? How stupid can this campaign be!
I really dont understand how someone as strong as Hillary Clinton, couldn't have the foresight and the judgement to drop Mark Penn from the very beginning. She sure made up for it by firing him now.
Good Decision Hillary.
It's too bad Hillary didn't make a comment on this issue...stay quiet, let your man take the fall. Still doesn't change the fact that she knowingly hired somebody with a conflict of interest.
Good decision, i hope Hillary is reading the signature on the wall and do the same, step down.
He resigned from being directly involved as strategist, but will continue to advise behind the scenes. How stupid does this campaign think the American people are!!
I really doubt this guy is resigning. And a forced resignation is the same thing as being fired. But why is Clinton firing this guy now? Does anybody really think she didn't know who this guy was?
The Clintons are pathetic and the fact that they only act after getting caught is shameful. Look hard at the way she is running her campaign, folks. It's the same way she will run her administration. Though barf bag companies will likely have record sales.
So in other words: He loses his title, but we still keep paying him millions of dollars
could she run a worst campaign?
he stepped down... she's not even leader enough to fire the jerk, pathetic
Sounds like Mark Penn got greedy$$ hoping to make a side deal withourt consulting with Hilary Clinton.
Mr. Penn should be removed from anything tht has to do with political consulting, period!
Talk of stealing the election with diebold while outside Clinton campaign!
If she had done this six months ago, she'd have been the next president. Hillary, what took you so long?
Hold on to your hats, kids. If Wolfson et al are now in charge of determining the strategic direction of HRC campaign, it will be an ugly and bumpy ride.....
HILLARY SHOULD HAVE FIRED THIS FRAUD/OPPORTUNIST IMMEDIATELY UPON LEARNING WHAT HE HAD DONE IF IN FACT SHE WAS UN AWARE AND DID NOT APPROVE.
Yep – you sure know what you're getting if you vote for Hillary.
YEA RIGHT...GIVE UP THE TITLE BUT WILL STILL BE THERE EVERY BIT AS MUCH AS HE EVER WAS....WHAT A FARCE!!!!!
Shows good judgement on his part, since he was hurting his candidate... too bad his candidate didn't make him do it first.
As with all people move on, the issue the Clinton's s/b noting is that if the Democrats had a winner take all primary, Hillary would be ahead in deligates.
So this means he's still working on this sad campaign.... Great Job Penn!
It is about time. Should have been fired immediately.
Clinton mishandled this one in an epic way.
I cannot believe they're going to keep doing business with Penn and his firm.
Hillary's campaign is a debacle. How can she run a country if she cannot manage her own campaign? She has money troubles, and she has people on her team that continue to make poor decisions. Too many mistakes.
Hillary's right about one thing...there are more "twists and turns"...they're all in her campaign, however!!!!
wow thats a surprise... why doesnt she strategize herself????? I guess then she would haave to quit like the rest of them too...lol
Somebody has to pay a price for acting a fool in the Clinton campaign.
Just more proof of the type of White House she would run!!!
I made the switch a couple of months ago because of this ding dong, now can we get the other ding dong (Bill) to just go away?$^&$#
white middle age, middle american, middle income lady for