'I'm Completely Exonerated,' Says Kathy Griffin
Comedian says she never posed a threat to President Trump
By Linda Hervieux,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2017 9:44 AM CDT
Comedian Kathy Griffin says she's been "completely exonerated" of posing a threat to President Trump.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

(Newser) – "I've been completely exonerated," says Kathy Griffin. "Finally." The comedian drew outrage after a May stunt in which she was photographed wielding a bloody, decapitated fake head of President Trump, and she says a federal investigation has cleared her of posing a real threat to the 45th president. "The case is closed," Griffin tweeted Friday.

USA Today reports that the Secret Service, which typically probes any possible presidential threats, did not confirm Griffin’s post. CNN fired Griffin as host of its New Year’s show over the photo, and she lost other comedy gigs, per USA Today. Vulture quips that with the controversy behind her, "Hopefully, Kathy Griffin will be able to move on to less violent, severed head-based critiques of the Trump administration."

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