(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Newly released images by the Daily Mail have shed light on the disturbing discovery of a cocaine baggie within the Biden White House in July, providing a never-before-seen glimpse into the illegal substance that mired the Biden administration.
The release of the photos came in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by the Mail, prompting the Secret Service to unveil photographs and other redacted information of the baggie found tucked away inside a cubby hole designated for personal belongings of White House personnel and visitors.
We can exclusively reveal at Daily Mail the first images of the White House cubby where cocaine was found in July in a West Wing processing room.
The case remains unsolved after the US Secret Service closed it after just two weeks due to ‘lack of evidence.’ pic.twitter.com/jPwaFHrSyx
— Katelyn Caralle (@Katelyn_Caralle) November 13, 2023
This revelation triggered a thorough Secret Service investigation, led by FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate, lasting 11 days without identifying a perpetrator. Swiftly, critics pointed fingers at President Joe Biden for the unprecedented security breach, with particular scrutiny on his embattled son, Hunter Biden, a self-acknowledged former crack cocaine addict.
“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 Secret Service claimed in a statement on July 12.
“At this time, the Secret Service’s investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence,” it added.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE on the White House cocaine scandal: “We believe that Secret Service did a thorough investigation … there are hundreds of visitors that travel through this area where the cocaine was found!” pic.twitter.com/3Zu48u6TwT
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 17, 2023
The investigation has since been officially closed. A list of 500 suspects was generated, but the Secret Service claimed that — despite the White House being one of the most secure buildings in the world — surveillance footage failed to capture the individual responsible for funneling the cocaine.
The Secret Service did not immediately specify whether any of the identified suspects were interviewed for information.
As reported by the Mail, the documents obtained describe the illicit substance as a one-inch by one-inch container of white powder, “found near where pass holders put their phones when going into the [redacted].”
It was also revealed that the individual discovering the bag “was confident it was drug related,” prompting notifications to both Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.