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Secret Service Grills Kathy Griffin Over Trump "Severed Head" Stunt

A little more than a month after Kathy Griffin was fired by CNN for posing for a photo holding President Trump’s bloody severed head, Dan Abrams’ Law Newz blog is reporting that the so-called "comedian" was grilled by the US Secret Service over the controversial photoshoot.

While Abrams doesn’t provide details about when and where the interview occurred, he did confirm that the interview lasted for more than an hour, and that it was related to Griffin’s desperate virtue-signaling - to other tolerant liberals - stunt.

News: Kathy Griffin has been interviewed by the Secret Service, in-person, for over an hour....investigation still not closed.

— Yashar Ali (@yashar)

Griffin’s attorney says the former CNN New Years’ Eve countdown hostess was just exercising her constitutional rights when she posed for the photo:

“She basically exercised her First Amendment rights to tell a joke,” Dmitry Gorin, a criminal defense attorney representing Griffin said. “When you look at everything in the media, all the times entertainers make videos or express themselves in other ways, you’ve never seen an entertainer, let alone a comedian, be subject to a criminal investigation.”

As Abrams notes, it’s unlikely that Griffin will be arrested: There is an exception for free speech that incites violence, but a judge would probably consider Griffin’s photo “crude political hyperbole.” Yet, the investigation is ongoing.

In a teary, nonsensical press conference staged by Griffin a few days after the photo was published, a sobbing Griffin complained that Trump “broke me” and blamed the Trump family for ruining her career and directing a mob of threats and outrage against her.