Ted Nugent: 'I Don't Waste Breath Threatening'

Rocker says he 'salutes' Secret Service, and will cooperate with investigation.

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Musician Ted Nugent took to the radio airwaves Wednesday to speak about his controversial comments directed at President Barack Obama that have sparked a Secret Service investigation.

During a National Rifle Association convention last weekend, Nugent said, "If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." He also went to say that the president, vice president Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were "criminals."

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After the remarks, Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie confirmed that the agency was looking into the matter.

Nugent told Glenn Beck Wednesday that he would take the investigation seriously and that he would be "polite and supportive as I possibly can be, which will be thoroughly."

"The bottom line is I've never threatened anybody's life in my life," Nugent told Beck. "I don't threaten, I don't waste breath threatening. I just conduct myself as a dedicated 'We the People' activist, because I've saluted too many flag draped coffins to not appreciate where the freedom comes from."

Nugent also spoke Wednesday with conservative radio talk show host Dana Loesch, seemingly unfazed by the democratic backlash his initial comments have provoked.

"This is the Saul Alinsky 'Rules for Radicals' playbook," Nugent said. "The Nazis and the Klan hate me. I'm a black Jew at a Nazi Klan rally. There are some power-abusing, corrupt monsters in our federal government who despise me because I have the audacity to speak the truth—to identify the violations of our federal government—in particular Eric Holder, the president and Tim Geithner."

The Secret Service is expected to speak with Nugent Thursday.