House Oversight Committee: “This incident has raised additional concerns with the Committee regarding the level of security maintained at the White House.”
I am not letting go of this story. I’m glad the House Republicans opened an investigation.
White House allies opened up to The Hill, brushing aside the story they’d be up in arms about if Trump was president. Then again, I know the Republicans would probably do the same, but hey. Trump isn’t president, and his children don’t have a cocaine-filled past.
One source close to the administration, however, said it was handling the situation “very well.”
“It’s all political fodder right now, political bull s***,” the source said.
“I think it’s comical. Of course, you’re going to do what you need to do. Any time the opposition has a way to lean in and provide some type of antidote or response that’s going to get people wired up — they’re going to do so,” the source added.
I must say…I agree with Kaleigh McEnany: “There is no way, it is inconceivable to think cocaine could sit for a 72-hour period [at The White House], so I would rule him out at this point.”
Plus, Hunter wouldn’t need to empty his pockets or go through security.
But who knows? He might have given the cocaine to someone.
I also wondered how the story even got out. I know evacuating the White House and closing off streets would bring attention, but why didn’t they lie about the reason? Seems fishy to me.
We also learned the White House isn’t nearly as secure as we thought.
No one thinks we’ll ever find out who brought the cocaine into the White House, which makes me think coverups or having drugs, even ones as horrible as cocaine, in the White House, are not uncommon.
We also don’t know how much cocaine officials found.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) sent questions to the Secret Service yesterday. The first question should bring forth interesting answers: “Who has access to the White House complex without passing through any security screening? Please provide a complete list of all such individuals.”
Today, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-KY) sent his own letter to Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle:
The presence of illegal drugs in the White House is unacceptable and a shameful moment in the White House’s history. According to a senior law-enforcement official, the cocaine was found in a storage facility that is “routinely used by White House staff and guests to store cell phones.” According to reports, USSS agents discovered a suspicious white powder inside the White House, prompting an evacuation of White House staff and personnel. The substance has since been confirmed to be cocaine.
This incident has raised additional concerns with the Committee regarding the level of security maintained at the White House. In order to assist the Committee with its investigation, please provide a staff level briefing on this matter by July 14, 2023. You may contact the Committee at (202) 225-5074 to schedule the briefing.
The White House said the Secret Service started an investigation by checking visitor logs and security cameras.
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