The images of the cocaine discovered in the White House in July were disclosed in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
The U.K. Daily Mail reported, “Cocaine was found in locker No. 50 on Sunday, July 2 while the Biden family — including son Hunter — was spending the weekend away at Camp David ahead of the Fourth of July holiday.”
“The discovery prompted an evacuation of the West Wing and street closures surrounding the White House and then triggered an 11-day investigation once the substance was identified as the illicit drug,” the news outlet added.
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
The Daily Mail further documented the participation of FBI Deputy Director Paul Abbate in the inquiry aimed at ascertaining the source of the unlawful substance that infiltrated the White House, in conjunction with the Secret Service.
Eleven days after the investigators reduced the number of potential suspects to 500, the investigation was terminated for “lack of evidence.”
In a statement dated July 13, the Secret Service disclosed the discovery of the controlled substance in a receptacle that had been utilized as a temporary storage area for personal devices and electronic devices prior to accessing the West Wing.
“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,” the statement read.
“Therefore, the Secret Service is not able to compare evidence against the known pool of individuals. The FBl’s evaluation of the substance also confirmed that it was cocaine.”
Additionally, the Secret Service disclosed that no security footage existed of the location where the cocaine was discovered.
Hunter Biden reportedly admitted to the New York Times that he had been dependent on cocaine for decades. 2014 saw his discharge from the Navy Reserve subsequent to a positive cocaine test result.
During a July 7 media briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked whether she could rule out the possibility that the illicit substance belonged to a member of the Biden family.
“You know, there has been some irresponsible reporting about the family, and so I’ve got to call that out here,” Jean-Pierre said. “And I have been very clear.”
Karine Jean-Pierre's newest answer on the White House cocaine scandal: "There has been some irresponsible reporting about the [Biden] family" pic.twitter.com/cSTxpnbune
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“I was clear two days ago … the Biden family was not here. They were not here. They were at Camp David,” she continued.
“They were not here Friday. They were not here Saturday. They were not here Sunday. They were not even here Monday. They came back here on Tuesday.”
According to a source who spoke with the Daily Mail, a visitor was the most likely culprit for carrying the cocaine into the White House.
The source explained that any individual acquainted with the building would have noticed a restroom located a few steps away from the location where the cocaine bag was discovered, where it might have been possible to dispose it.