Secret Service looking into ‘Where is John Wilkes Booth’ comment by Broadway actress
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The Secret Service is looking into comments from veteran Broadway actress Carole Cook after she brought up the name of presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth when asked for her thoughts on President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president MORE, TMZ reported Wednesday.

The agency told TMZ that it is “aware of the comment,” and added that it investigates all threats against the president. It did not, however, confirm the existence of an investigation.

Sources told the news outlet that the Secret Service wants to talk with Cook, 94, but noted that agents are not conducting an official investigation unless something more serious turns up.


Cook asked “Where is John Wilkes Booth when you need him?” earlier in the week after the entertainment news site asked her about a “Frozen” actor ripping a pro-Trump flag from an audience member’s hands during a curtain call last week.

“He killed presidents,” Cook’s husband, actor Tom Troupe, said of Booth.

“Just keep me out of jail,” said Cook, who has starred in Broadway productions of “42nd Street” and “Hello, Dolly!”

Booth assassinated Lincoln in 1865 during a performance at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.