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You’ll soon notice some new billboards in Clark County. Here’s what they’ll say.

Kathy Griffin interviewed by Secret Service


Kathy Griffin is still dealing with consequences after gaining attention from a criticized photo in May. 

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The comedian, who lost her New Year’s Eve gig on CNN over a crude parody photograph that showed her holding a faux decapitated and bloody head in the likeness of President Donald Trump, was interviewed by the U.S. Secret Service on Monday.

>> Related: CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin over graphic photo

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, The New York Times reported. He also reiterated that Griffin was simply exercising her constitutional rights.

>> Related: Anderson Cooper shares his hopes for former NYE co-star Kathy Griffin following her controversial photo of Trump

“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 at the end of May. Now the investigation has moved into the interview process.

>> Related: An “SNL” star didn’t think Kathy Griffin’s controversial bloody Trump photo made any sense

However, LawNews.com believes Griffin will ultimately not be arrested.

Norm Eisen, a former Ambassador to the Czech Republic and President Obama’s ethics czar,  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.

>> Related: Kathy Griffin says she was bullied by Trump family, claims Trump is ‘personally trying to ruin’ her life


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