White House has STILL not named the cocaine culprit a week after drugs were discovered
The White House has STILL not named the perpetrator of the cocaine a week after the drugs were discovered: Pressure on the Secret Service to track down the suspect mounts as the Biden administration keeps changing the narratives
- The investigation into the discovery of cocaine at the White House Sunday is still “open and active,” USSS spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told DailyMail.com
- Longtime FBI agent and former CBP chief said the case is “straightforward.”
- Secret Service agent found a white powder dust that tested positive for cocaine in the west wing of the White House last Sunday
More than a week after the Secret Service discovered cocaine in the White House, it seems Americans have gotten no closer to answers about how the illicit drug found its way into one of the safest areas in the US.
What former officials told DailyMail.com is a “straightforward” investigation now entering its second week and the White House continues to brush aside questions about the incident as President Joe Biden left the country on Sunday for meetings in London ahead of NATO’s summit in Lithuania.
The White House was evacuated into a hazmat situation last Sunday, July 2, when a uniformed USSS agent found cocaine in a cell phone locker outside secure meeting areas.
Since its discovery, few questions have been answered about how the cocaine got into the White House and who might be to blame.
The investigation into Sunday’s cocaine discovery at the White House is still “open and active,” USSS spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told DailyMail.com on Monday, while President Joe Biden is abroad for meetings in the UK ahead of the NATO summit in Lithuania.
A Secret Service agent found a white powder dust that tested positive for cocaine in the west wing of the White House last Sunday
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre suggested at a briefing last week that it could be a guest who left the drug in the cell phone compartment.
When DailyMail.com reached out for an update, the White House had a curt, small-letter response: “usss.”
The Secret Service communications office has remained tight-lipped and has said repeatedly that the agency cannot comment on the ongoing investigation.
As of Monday morning, the investigation remains “open and active,” USSS Communications Chief Anthony Guglielmi said.
Trolls online immediately speculated that the source of cocaine is Biden’s addicted son Hunter, 52. The White House has not commented on these suggestions and the president was not questioned about these rumors during his sit-down interview with CNN last week.
USSS issued a statement early last week in response to the discovery: “Sunday evening, the White House complex closed as a precaution as Secret Service Uniformed Division agents examined an unknown item found in a work area.”
“The DC Fire Department was called to evaluate and quickly determined the item was not hazardous,” the statement adds. “The item has been sent for further evaluation and an investigation into its cause and manner of entering the White House is pending.”
The bag in which the drug was found was sent for fingerprint analysis last week.
USSS clarified that the substance was found in the west wing of the White House after a call from the DC Fire Department suggested the cocaine was discovered in the executive mansion’s library. Pictured: The lobby in the West Wing of the White House
Trump-era border commissioner and former FBI agent Mark Morgan told DailyMail.com the case is done and should already be solved.
He questioned whether the White House really wanted to know who was responsible by suggesting that Biden’s team may be setting up roadblocks while the USSS investigates the matter.
‘Such research is quite simple. Anyone who enters the White House is manifested,” he said, adding, “They know who comes in, they know when they came in, they’re being monitored and there are video cameras everywhere.”
The initial DC Fire report noted that the white powder substance was found in the “library,” but USSS clarified that it was found in a “West Wing work area.”
Reports later revealed it was specifically left in the locker of a storage facility where visitors keep their phones in lockboxes.
Morgan explained that White House permanent staff probably wouldn’t use the cards, but it could have been used by a senior official visiting the White House for a meeting.