MSNBC suspends Olbermann indefinitely

MSNBC has suspended Countdown with Keith Olbermann host Keith Olbermann indefinitely for making campaign donations to three Democratic congressional candidates.

MSNBC has suspended Countdown with Keith Olbermann host Keith Olbermann indefinitely for making campaign donations to three Democratic congressional candidates.

MSNBC announced the news in a statement from president Phil Griffin:

“I became aware of Keith's political contributions late last night. Mindful of NBC News policy and standards, I have suspended him indefinitely without pay.”

Politico broke the news Olbermann made donations Arizona Reps. Raul Grijalva and Gabrielle Giffords and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.

In a statement to Politico Olbermann said that he did not privately or publicly endorse anyone else to donate to the campaigns.

NBC News prohibits political contributions from journalists without prior approval from the NBC News president.

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