Kathy Griffin, well-known comedian and actress, has run into trouble criticizing Donald Trump. Even though humor has been one of the most effective tools against the powerful, Griffin had to fight for her attempt to bring the big guy down to size. Now, she has had the last laugh.
The president’s longtime former personal attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, sent out a snarky tweet about then Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2015. The tweet was about Trump’s opponent going to prison.
Griffin sent out a tweet reminding Cohen of his tweet. This must be a very satisfying day for the queen of comedy.
Irony of ironies, Cohen made a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY). He allegedly committed finance and tax fraud violations.
The SDNY has been running an investigation into Cohen referred by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The special counsel has been investigating Russia’s attack on the 2016 presidential election and possible Trump campaign conspiracy. As part of that, Mueller enacted a search warrant of Cohen’s office, residences, and even his bank safety deposite box.
While Mueller referred the case, he can still share evidence about the president’s former attorney with the SDNY.
Griffin did a photo of herself holding a likeness of Trump’s head. POTUS said she was “sick.” Even though she immediately apologized, he said according to ENews:
‘(She should) be ashamed of herself.’
The comedian received death threats and a Secret Service investigation. In addition, CNN fired her from her regular New Year’s Eve gig with Anderson Cooper.
A year after the photo appeared, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders brought up her name. Griffin replied in a tweet:
‘Our job is to shine a bright light on issues people are afraid to talk about, speak truth to power, push boundaries, take risks, and by being provocative…force people to pay attention to important issues. And yes..we often do that through humor but provocation is also a tool.’
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