“The investigation into the White House Cocaine is closed,” said the Secret Service.
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Secret Service Closes White House Cocaine Probe With No Answers
On Thursday, the U.S. Secret Service said it had closed its investigation into Cocaine discovered at the White House earlier this month due to a lack of physical evidence.
The White substance later confirmed as Cocaine in laboratory tests, was found on July 2, 2023, in the West Wing, where visitors submit their mobile phones and other personal items before touring the White House. Following this, the Secret Service began investigating how a packet of Cocaine reached the White House.
In a statement describing its inquiry, the Secret Service said it had compiled a list of several hundred people who may have accessed the area where the substance was discovered. But no fingerprints could be detected on the Cocaine’s packaging, and there was insufficient DNA for investigative comparisons.
The Secret Service said, “Without physical evidence, the investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered.”
The agency indicated that there is no surveillance footage found providing details or other means for investigators to identify who the Cocaine belonged to.
They said, “No surveillance video footage was found that produced the investigative lead.” The agency declared the investigation could no longer continue due to a lack of substantial evidence. “At this time, the Secret Service’s investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence,” added the Secret Service on Thursday.
Lawmakers who attended the briefing confirmed that the Secret Service’s investigation would conclude with no clearance on how the Cocaine moved into the White House.
Republic Tennessee’s Representative Tim Burchett called the investigation ‘Another Cover Up.’ He said, “Just left the most ridiculous meeting of all time with the Secret Service. It turns out they don’t know who did it. The investigation will be over at the end of the week, and they won’t find out who did it. And that’s basically it.”
Burchett continued, ” Another coverup. You know, it is the most secure building in the entire world. Nobody, not even the press, goes in there without them knowing.”
Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene said to the reporters after the briefing, “Have they drug tested this list of 500 potential suspects that brought an illegal substance, the drug cocaine, into the White House? Their answer was no, and they’re unwilling to do so.”
Another Republican Representative of South Carolina, Nancy Mace, said, “This is one of the most secure locations in the world, with some of the best law enforcement officers in the world. And they don’t have any answers.”
Comer, a Kentucky Republican, said that the Secret Service needs to reassess its security operations. He said, “The White House is supposed to be the most secure residence in the world. But today, Secret Service officials failed to provide meaningful information about security failures and Cocaine being found at the White House.”
He added, “Lawmakers have no reason to believe that the Secret Service will accurately identify the person who brought the cocaine.”
While the Secret Service’s statements concluding the White House Cocaine investigation have left Republicans annoyed with more questions, Democrats appeared satisfied with the agency’s answers.
The top Democrat on the Oversight Committee, Representative Jamie Raskin, said that officials described during the briefing that the White House was fully cooperative with the Secret Service’s probe and added that he is satisfied “the agency conducted a thorough investigation.”
U.S. President Joe Biden and his family were at Camp David and not at the White House when the Cocaine was discovered.
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