In a shocking turn of events, a white powdery substance found in the West Wing of the White House on Sunday night has been confirmed to be cocaine, according to officials. ABC News reported that the U.S. Secret Service spokesperson, Anthony Guglielmi, confirmed the illicit drug’s identity on Wednesday after additional testing was conducted.
The discovery of the substance immediately ignited speculation regarding its possible connection to Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, who has openly battled cocaine and crack addiction in the past. However, officials have yet to disclose whether the younger Biden is under suspicion in this case.
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi stated, “The item was sent for further evaluation, and an investigation into the cause and manner of how it entered the White House is pending.” This revelation has undoubtedly raised concerns about the security measures in place within the White House.
According to a source familiar with the investigation cited by the New York Post, the cocaine was found in a small plastic baggie inside a cubby used by staff and guests. While initial reports suggested it was discovered in the library on the ground floor, officials familiar with the incident clarified that it was located in the West Wing holding area. This cubby is typically employed by employees and visitors to store personal items, including phones.
The shocking discovery prompted the temporary evacuation of the White House as authorities swiftly responded to the situation. President Biden, however, was not present in the White House at the time of the incident, as he was spending the holiday weekend at Camp David. He returned to the White House on Tuesday morning.
The confirmation that the substance was indeed cocaine has raised serious questions about the effectiveness of the White House’s security protocols. The incident has highlighted a potential breach in the tightly controlled environment, leading to concerns about who may have had access to the area where the drug was found.
The Whitehouse is the most secured building in the world.
The investigation into the source of the cocaine & identifying the culprit should not take more than a week; otherwise, it is being covered up.
— Femi (@femijr) July 5, 2023
As investigations into this alarming incident continue, the public eagerly awaits further information regarding the origin of the cocaine and the circumstances surrounding its presence within the West Wing. The ramifications of this discovery could have far-reaching implications for the Biden administration’s credibility and the overall security of the White House.
The White House, Secret Service, and relevant authorities must work diligently to ensure a thorough investigation is conducted, leaving no stone unturned. The American people deserve a comprehensive explanation as to how such a significant security lapse could occur within the most secure residence in the country.
REPORTER: “If the #SecretService determines who brought the cocaine into the #WhiteHouse, does the White House support the prosecution of this individual?” @PressSec JEAN-PIERRE: “I’m just not gonna get into hypotheticals.#whitehousecocaine #CocaineWhiteHouse #CocaineGate pic.twitter.com/Wo25mAGHWz
— Aryan Pankaj Vivaswan (@AryanVivaswan) July 6, 2023