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Billythreefeathers
07-05-2017, 03:16 PM
Kathy Griffin Questioned By Secret Service About Trump ‘Beheading’ Photo

http://etcanada.com/news/238250/kathy-griffin-questioned-by-secret-service-about-trump-beheading-photo/

At the end of May, comedian Kathy Griffin infamously posted a photo of herself holding a replica of U.S. President Donald Trump‘s severed head, and she’s still feeling the fallout.

According to New York magazine and Mother Jones contributing writer Yashar Ali, Griffin was interviewed on Monday in person for “over an hour” by the Secret Service about the photo, and the “investigation is still not closed.”

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee mocked the Griffin interview, saying that Secret Service members couldn’t spend more time with the comedian.

The Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency under the direction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and likely Griffin was questioned to ensure the safety of President Trump. (Of course, due to security measures, the line of questioning has not been made public.)

In June, Griffin’s criminal lawyer Dmitry Gorin told the New York Times that his client would comply with whatever measures were necessary to prove that the photo was just a joke, and nothing more sinister or nefarious.

“We’re going to fully co-operate with the Secret Service in their investigation,” said Gorin.

Since the photo was posted, Griffin has claimed that it was nothing more than a joke. At a tearful press conference held on June 2, Griffin said that Trump “broke her” and ruined her career.

“[Griffin] basically exercised her First Amendment rights to tell a joke,” said Gorin at the press conference. “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.”

Politicians and celebrities of all stripes responded to the photo, and Trump himself tweeted that Griffin should be “ashamed of herself” and that it was having an impact on his son, Barron.


News network CNN announced later that it was parting ways with Griffin, and she wouldn’t be participating as co-host of the New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper, as she had in years past. Some of her comedy tour venues cancelled her stops out of protest, and she’s been pulled from various lineups across the United States.


Seeing the backlash, Griffin apologized (in a now-deleted tweet), saying “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong,” but it was too late. Neither CNN or any of the venues have reneged on their cancellations.

As of this writing, Griffin’s team has not confirmed the length or intensity of the Secret Service interview, nor have they responded to requests for comment about its continuation.

Griffin did, however, verify that she’s “under fed investigation” on June 27.

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Fellow celebrity Johnny Depp, who’s arguably a worldwide star and household name, hasn’t faced any Secret Service investigation for his impromptu joke about assassinating Trump.

Billythreefeathers
07-05-2017, 03:18 PM
Baaaaaa,,,, Haaaaaa,,, haaaaa,,, tell a bad joke and get a SS interview ;) I love the left

blacksmithden
07-05-2017, 03:33 PM
Trump ruined her career ? What career ? Waitress ? Gas bar attendant ? Id never heard of her before all this. Some low ranking D-list star trying to generate some publicity for herself ?? Is she related to Peter Griffin of The Family Guy ? At least people know who the cartoon Griffin is.

soulchaser
07-05-2017, 05:23 PM
Trump ruined her career ? What career ? Waitress ? Gas bar attendant ? Id never heard of her before all this. Some low ranking D-list star trying to generate some publicity for herself ?? Is she related to Peter Griffin of The Family Guy ? At least people know who the cartoon Griffin is.

If anything Griffin is trying to use this to further her career.

Plays the victim, then comes out all defiant trying to gain favour with A List Hollywood.

Pathetic really.

TheHydrant
07-05-2017, 05:26 PM
^^^Since you mentioned it....Kathy Griffin does do some voice work on Family Guy from time to time. But I stopped watching it years ago.

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hawk-i
07-05-2017, 05:33 PM
Trump ruined her career ? What career ? Waitress ? Gas bar attendant ? Id never heard of her before all this. Some low ranking D-list star trying to generate some publicity for herself ?? Is she related to Peter Griffin of The Family Guy ? At least people know who the cartoon Griffin is.

She should whine to Trudeau....she might get 10.5 million.

tigrr
07-05-2017, 05:54 PM
She won't be missed.

Magmalis
07-05-2017, 06:21 PM
Where is the that meme of the he guy on the bike who puts a stick through the front spokes?
Someone more talented than me should exchange her face for the bicyclists and Trump's "severed head" that she held up for the stick, with her blaming trump in the last panel.

killer kane
07-06-2017, 10:08 AM
:lol:GJ Next up, capt. numb nutz, I actually liked him, gun owner etc....Wait a minute. How about the slut who threatened to blow up the White House? When's her interrogation?

Mark-II
07-06-2017, 11:33 AM
I don't think that it's a particularly thin line to cross between exercising your right to mock or criticize the government versus subversive murderporn, or whatever the hell that was.

Apparently the SS needs to know which side of that stripe she's on, since she herself obviously at the time wasn't even aware of its existence (or thought herself above such rules of polite protest).

Forbes/Hutton
07-06-2017, 01:58 PM
Can I send the Secret Service a couple of gallons of fresh, pure Canadian spring water in case they decide to water board her?

Doug_M
07-06-2017, 02:31 PM
It's a little over the top (SS questioning her) if you ask me. Free speech and all that. I don't see her act as an incitement, just not funny. I don't believe in "I believe in free speech but..."

SIR VEYOR
07-06-2017, 04:56 PM
It's a little over the top (SS questioning her) if you ask me. Free speech and all that. I don't see her act as an incitement, just not funny. I don't believe in "I believe in free speech but..."

Based on the length of time, it doesn't look like they're expecting her to physically attack Trump. BUT, she'd already made comments about planning to make the Trumps a big part of her schtick, with Bannon highlighted.

I can see some pressure and mindset to keep the kid out a lot of stuff. And it does send a message to let everyone just do a check to make sure that they think that it is art themselves and not just cruel.

Shock art and similar normally doesn't have a big downside, and the upside can be bigly. But we don't really need everybody trying out increasingly grandiose attempts of political Shock/performance art either.

Doug_M
07-06-2017, 05:43 PM
Based on the length of time, it doesn't look like they're expecting her to physically attack Trump. BUT, she'd already made comments about planning to make the Trumps a big part of her schtick, with Bannon highlighted.

I can see some pressure and mindset to keep the kid out a lot of stuff. And it does send a message to let everyone just do a check to make sure that they think that it is art themselves and not just cruel.

Shock art and similar normally doesn't have a big downside, and the upside can be bigly. But we don't really need everybody trying out increasingly grandiose attempts of political Shock/performance art either.

Free speech. Not free speech but...

Turn the channel, ignore it, don't go to her shows, cancel her shows (as venue operator) etc. But what she did was part and parcel of free speech in a free society.

Billythreefeathers
07-06-2017, 05:51 PM
Free speech. Not free speech but...

Turn the channel, ignore it, don't go to her shows, cancel her shows (as venue operator) etc. But what she did was part and parcel of free speech in a free society.

Doug,, let's test that theory

set up camera, decapitate a Justin dummy, make sure there's lots of blood, swing the head around several time while shouting ' God is Great' in your best Arab accent,, and of course publish to youtube

How long before the RCMP swat team shows up and congratulates you on your free speech

SIR VEYOR
07-06-2017, 06:10 PM
Doug,, let's test that theory

set up camera, decapitate a Justin dummy, make sure there's lots of blood, swing the head around several time while shouting ' God is Great' in your best Arab accent,, and of course publish to youtube

How long before the RCMP swat team shows up and congratulates you on your free speech

Well Wendy has already changed the channel on him and isn't likely to attend any of his pot lock dinners...

And if anybody calls, it likely won't be swat/ert. But every GOCer trying to outdo him will be generating so many lame unworthy copycats that it'll be a hell unto itself of mediocrity unwatchable performances.

I also don't think JTs kids should be the target of the art nor Trumps kid. You don't have Doug doing that, she announced same.

Doug_M
07-06-2017, 07:04 PM
Doug,, let's test that theory

set up camera, decapitate a Justin dummy, make sure there's lots of blood, swing the head around several time while shouting ' God is Great' in your best Arab accent,, and of course publish to youtube

How long before the RCMP swat team shows up and congratulates you on your free speech

What theory? I said there are no "buts" in free speech. I didn't say we have free speech.