A report alleging that fingerprints were discovered on a bag of cocaine recovered at the White House has infuriated the Secret Service, but it remains unclear whose drugs were discovered.
The magazine Soldier of Fortune reported on Wednesday that the cocaine’s proprietor was identified through fingerprint authentication the previous week, days after the drug was discovered on July 2.
According to the report, the information was obtained from “sources with direct knowledge of the investigation,” as well as an unidentified “security source.”
According to the claim, informants provided the magazine with the name of the suspect, but it will not be published. The publication announced that it will file a Freedom of Information Act request requesting information about the purported fingerprints.
The Secret Service issued a press release the day after the allegation stating, “At this time, the Secret Service’s investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence.”
The release said that the “substance and packaging underwent further forensic testing,” adding that the “packaging was subjected to advanced fingerprint and DNA analysis.”
BREAKING: The Secret Service has ended their investigation into the bag of cocaine found at the White House, finding no suspects.
This is your sign that the culprit was almost certainly Hunter Biden.
Let’s call this what it is: A cover up.
According to former acting… pic.twitter.com/nvdEeI4V8H
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 13, 2023
“On July 12, the Secret Service received the FBI’s laboratory results, which did not develop latent fingerprints and insufficient DNA was present for investigative comparisons. Therefore, the Secret Service is not able to compare evidence against the known pool of individuals,” the release said.
The release said that investigators had “developed an index of several hundred individuals who may have accessed the area where the substance was found. The focal point of these actions developed a pool of known persons for comparison of forensic evidence gleaned from the FBI’s analysis of the substance’s packaging.”
“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 release continued.
No mention here of the Secret Service interviewing anyone — including Hunter Biden — about the White House cocaine https://t.co/ogGOo7EAr6
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) July 13, 2023
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told Breitbart the Soldier of Fortune report was “absolutely not true. The FBI independent from the Secret Service tested the packaging of the cocaine and there were no discernible fingerprints or DNA found on the baggie, the packaging.”
“There were no investigative leads in the video surveillance that we went through, nothing that could lead investigators to a possible individual who may have deposited that cocaine in the cubby in the locker. So without that, without any type of physical evidence, in a law enforcement investigation, you know, we really had no ability to question the individuals who were in the White House that day because we did not have any reasonable suspicion to link them to the contraband item. We had no physical evidence to help us identify that person of interest.”
How convenient pic.twitter.com/kRFZSC427l
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 13, 2023
Between June 7 and July 2, Guglielmi reported that approximately 500 individuals had passed through the area where the cocaine was discovered.
Breitbart reported that Guglielmi said if Soldier of Fortune had “sourcing about who the person is that brought in the cocaine,” the Secret Service “would be interested in hearing that information.”