Kathy Griffin isn’t out of hot water just yet.
The comedian who lost her New Year’s Eve gig on CNN over the crude parody photograph that showed her holding a faux decapitated and bloody head in the likeness of President Donald Trump was interviewed by the United States Secret Service on Monday.
The interview, according to a report, lasted more than an hour.
Dmitry Gorin, the criminal defense attorney representing Griffin, said she is going to fully cooperate with the investigation, according to the New York Times. He also reiterated that Griffin was simply exercising her First Amendment rights.
“She basically exercised her First Amendment rights to tell a joke,” Gorin told the Times. “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.”
News of the Secret Service deciding to investigate Griffin and the photograph scandal came down at the end of May. Now the investigation has moved into the interview process.
Former Ambassador to the Czech Republic and President Obama’s ethics czar Norm Eisen posted a tweet that suggested if the Secret Service is so concerned about Griffin’s photograph, then perhaps it should take a closer look at Trump’s recent CNN-bashing video tweet.