Following President Biden’s commitment to “restore” dignity and integrity to the White House, politicians and commentators reacted in a variety of ways when the Secret Service revealed this week that it is impossible to determine who sneaked cocaine into the White House on July 2.
NBC News reports that the Secret Service tried to lift a fingerprint using two FBI crime lab procedures but was unable to identify the smuggler. Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News tweeted, “Sources tell me that nothing gathered through forensic testing or even video review has yet been able to pinpoint a suspect. Several hundred people were put on a list who might have had access to the area.”
Secret Service agents reportedly searched “through visitor logs and surveillance footage of several hundred people” who were allowed to enter the West Wing, according to CNN, but no suspect was found.
According to a source involved with the investigation, the “leading theory” is still that “the perpetrator was most likely a ‘visitor’ who entered by the West Executive door.” However, the list of names cannot be compared to any tangible proof.
“A visitor” appears to exclude White House staff workers and family members who have a permanent address there. According to Newsweek, it’s unclear if Hunter Biden actually dwells in the property.
She said that although minor amounts of marijuana have previously been found, people carrying it were not allowed to access the White House campus. Washington, DC, has legalized marijuana.
The House Oversight Committee, according to Representative Tim Burchett (R-TN), was informed of the probe.
Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) thinks that the substance had been brought in by a “passholder,” according to Newsmax’s Alex Salvi. She allegedly expressed frustration about the Secret Service’s decision to skip drug testing all 500 visitors to the White House this week.
Salvi also quoted Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) as saying that the White House manages who has access to the lockers that people use. She said that locker 50 had the drug. She said the locker 50 key was now missing.
The response from legislators to the investigation’s conclusion and the intriguing case of the White House cocaine sparked a variety of responses on Twitter. Some asked if Secret Service agents had questioned Hunter Biden. Others criticized the federal government for having a two-tiered legal system.