Secret Service to launch investigation into Kathy Griffin’s severed Trump head photo

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According to a recent report, comedian Kathy Griffin’s photograph holding a fake severed Donald Trump head covered with blood has now become the subject of a Secret Service investigation.

Sources told TMZ that the Secret Service has started an investigation into “the circumstances surrounding the photo shoot.”

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“On it! @SecretService has a robust protective intelligence division that monitors open source reporting & social media to evaluate threats,” the Secret Service tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

“Threats made against @SecretService protectees receive the highest priority of all of our investigations. #ProtectionNeverRests,” the agency tweeted an hour later.

Late on Tuesday, the agency issued a longer statement in which they do not mention Kathy Griffin by name, nor her repulsive photograph.

“The U.S. Secret Service has a critical mission. It is always unfortunate when people make statements that could be perceived as threats,” said the statement, according to ABC News. “We don’t have the luxury of knowing a person’s intent. Each alleged or perceived threat has to be investigated thoroughly which taxes Secret Service manpower and resources that could be utilized elsewhere.”

Griffin suffered immediate backlash from all sides, including the Left, and many social media users called for a boycott against her cross-country comedy tour.

The aftermath even prompted CNN, the network where Griffin has co-anchored a live New York’s Eve broadcast since 2007, to discuss Griffin’s future at CNN.

CNN journalist Anderson Cooper also tried to keep his distance from Griffin, writing on Twitter “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

And, of course, the President himself condemned this reprehensible attack against him.

At first, Griffin defended her photograph, tweeting that she does “not condone ANY violence” but was “merely mocking the Mocker in Chief.” However, the widespread criticism the photo had garnered forced Griffin to make a video apology.

“I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction of these images,” Griffin said in a Instagram video Tuesday night. “I ask your forgiveness. Taking down the image. Going to ask the photographer to take down the image.”

However, it is worth noting that Griffin did not directly mention President Trump or the First Family in her apologetic video.

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