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John Mulaney Was Investigated By The Secret Service Over Jokes About Donald Trump

John Mulaney Was Investigated By The Secret Service Over Jokes About Donald Trump

John Mulaney was reportedly investigated by the Secret Service in 2020.

The Associated Press, via USA Today, reports that the comedian was looked into by the federal law enforcement agency for jokes he had made on Saturday Night Live that implied they were directed to current President Donald Trump.

“Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar, he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives, and they stabbed him to death. That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now,” John had shared in his opening monologue on the sketch comedy show, which was presumed to be about Trump.

Another joke that he Secret Service was concerned about was this one: “I asked my lawyer if I could make that joke, he said, let me call another lawyer, and that lawyer said yes. I don’t dwell on politics, but I dislike the Founding Fathers immensely. … I hate when people are like, God has never created such a great group of men than the Founding Fathers. Yeah, the ’92 Bulls. … That’s a perfect metaphor for the United States. When I was a boy, the United States was like Michael Jordan in 1992. Now the United States is like Michael Jordan now.”

John spoke about the investigation during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

“The person vetting me was very understanding that the joke had nothing to do with Donald Trump because it was an elliptical reference to him,” he shared on the program. “I didn’t say anything about him. In terms of risk assessment, no one who’s ever looked at me thought I registered above a one.”

John added, “I said I have been making jokes about him since 2007, so I have been making fun of him for 13 years. They said if it’s a joke, then I am cleared by the Secret Service.”

The investigation into John lasted from February until December.

Just recently, John admitted himself to rehab for alcohol and cocaine addiction.

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