Comedian Kathy Griffin said she faced a two-month federal investigation after she posted a controversial photo with the fake severed head of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: LeBron James's 'racist rants' are divisive, nasty North Carolina man accused of fraudulently obtaining .5M in PPP loans Biden announces picks to lead oceans, lands agencies MORE and was almost charged with conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.

Griffin appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Friday night to discuss the ramification of the photo that “irrevocably” changed her life.


The day after Trump tweeted about her and the “sick” photo in May of last year, Griffin said she got a call from her attorney. 

“A lot of people don’t know this part,” Griffin explained. “Actually two federal agencies, the Secret Service and the assistant U.S. attorney’s office, were putting me under a two-month federal investigation and considering charging me with a crime — this is real — of conspiracy to assassinate the president of the United States.”

The Hill has reached out to the Secret Service and the Justice Department for comment.

The audience gasped as Griffin said that she didn’t just get in “fake Hollywood trouble. No, this is real-life trouble.”

“That’s where your tax dollars went, everybody, investigating Kathy Griffin,” she quipped.

Griffin added that she was put onto the “no-fly list” and the International Criminal Police Organization, or Interpol, list, which meant she got stopped at every international airport she flew through.

The comedian has spoken out in the past, including during an interview on “Rising” with Hill.TV, about the fallout from the controversial show.

She had multiple shows canceled last year and was fired from her position as co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage.

“Anderson Cooper said I was disgusting, and I lost about 75 percent of my friends that never came back. And it was hard,” she told Colbert.