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White House scandal: ‘Most surveilled property in the world’ can’t produce video evidence of cocaine smuggler

On Thursday, the Secret Service announced its inability to identify the individual who smuggled cocaine into the White House on July 2. This development sparked various reactions from lawmakers and commentators.

This incident occurred after President Joe Biden vowed to “restore” integrity and honor to the White House.

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Secret Service fails to identify cocaine smuggler despite FBI techniques

According to NBC News, despite employing two FBI crime lab techniques to retrieve a fingerprint, the Secret Service was unsuccessful in determining the smuggler.

Kelly O’Donnell of NBC News tweeted, “Sources tell me no information resulting from forensic testing or video review has been able to identify a suspect.”

Further revealing that a list comprising several hundred people, who might have had access to the area, was compiled.

Smuggler eludes identification despite Secret Service investigation

A report from CNN indicated that Secret Service officials inspected visitor logs and examined surveillance footage of hundreds of individuals who were granted entry into the West Wing.

However, the search did not yield any suspect.

O’Donnell reported that a source privy to the findings surmised the “leading theory” that a “visitor” entering through the West Executive entrance was likely accountable, despite no physical evidence for comparison with the list of names.

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Secret Service cocaine investigation excludes White House residents, staff

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She clarified that the term “visitor” likely excluded the White House’s administrative employees and permanent residents.

According to Newsweek, whether Hunter Biden, the president’s son, officially resides at the mansion remains unconfirmed.

Cocaine probably brought in by a ‘passholder,’ Marjorie speculates

O’Donnell also mentioned previous instances where small amounts of marijuana were detected, but carriers were forbidden from bringing it onto the White House campus. Marijuana is legal in Washington, DC.

According to Alex Salvi of Newsmax, Representative Marjorie Taylor-Greene (R-GA) speculated the cocaine was brought in by a “passholder.”

Lack of drug tests, missing locker key incident

She also expressed her frustration that the Secret Service did not conduct drug tests on all 500 individuals who accessed the White House that day.

Moreover, Salvi reported Representative Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) assertion that the White House controls the lockers accessed by individuals.

She identified the cocaine to have been found in locker 50, with the key for the locker currently unaccounted for.

Debates, criticism follow Secret Service probe of cocaine smuggling

Completing the investigation has led to varied responses from lawmakers and stirred debates on Twitter.

Many are questioning if the Secret Service interviewed Hunter Biden, while others criticized the federal government for what they perceive as a two-tiered justice system.

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Public criticism, security doubts follow White House cocaine incident

 Comments included, “The most surveilled property in the world somehow can’t produce video evidence of who left a bag of cocaine near the Situation Room at the White House,” and “Our government is run by corrupt gangsters who lie about everything while imprisoning you for their crimes.”

The situation raises significant questions about security protocols and accountability within the White House.

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