Former President Donald Trump mocked the White House’s revelation that the investigation into how cocaine came to be found in the West Wing was to be closed because of a ‘lack of evidence’.
Speaking at Turning Point Action in Florida on Saturday evening, the 2024 Republican presidential candidate poured cold water on suggestions that there were no cameras that might have witnessed the culprit to whom the drugs belonged to.
‘The White House just announced they dropped the investigation into the West Wing cocaine scandal of just a few days,’ Trump began, recounting the news.
‘Think of it, they have cocaine going into the White House. They have got more cameras than any building in the world. It is opposite the Situation Room. I know it well,’ Trump went on.
‘It’s probably the most important room anywhere in the world. That is where war is decided, where nuclear is decided, where everything is decided. They said they did not have any cameras. Like hell they didn’t!’
Trump shared his skepticism to loyal Republicans listening to his Saturday night speech that despite facial recognition cameras, guest-book logs and security all over the most protected building in the Western world, the investigation has now been dropped.
Former President Donald Trump mocked the White House’s revelation earlier this week that the investigation into how cocaine came to be found in the West Wing was to be closed because of a ‘lack of evidence’
Furious Republicans said the Secret Service is closing the White House cocaine investigation without any suspects – and a narrowed-down list of 500 people who could be responsible
According to the Secret Service, there are no security cameras in the hallway that leads to the West Wing, to the Oval Office, and the hub of the most powerful person on Earth
‘They say they do not have tapes. That is a big deal the cocaine. It could have been other things. It could have been a dangerous weapon, a bioweapon. they ended it in just a few days,’ Trump said during his remarks from the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.
Last week, in a rambling social media post, Trump suggested the illicit substance actually belonged to the president’s addict son Hunter.
The former president also suggested that the drugs might belong to ‘crackhead’ Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is leading the investigation into Trump’s handling of classified documents.
‘Does anybody really believe that the COCAINE found in the West Wing of the White House, very close to the Oval Office, is for the use of anyone other than Hunter & Joe Biden,’ Trump said in his post on the incident.
He added: ‘But watch, the Fake News Media will soon start saying that the amount found was ‘very small,’ & it wasn’t really COCAINE, but rather common ground up Aspirin, & the story will vanish.’
Last week Trump said the cocaine discovered at the White House belonged to the president and his son Hunter in a rambling post that also called special counsel Jack Smith a crackhead
It appears as though the mystery of who the cocaine discovered in the White House belonged to will remain unsolved. Pictured: President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Hunter Biden and son Beau, three, watch fireworks from the White House Truman Balcony on July 4, 2023
‘It could have been other things. It could have been a dangerous weapon, a bioweapon. they ended it in just a few days,’ Trump said during his remarks from the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach
Furious Republicans have called the shuttering of the probe ‘ridiculous’ and accused the Biden administration of a ‘cover-up,’ with agents unable to find a suspect despite poring over surveillance footage for more than a week.
GOP Rep. Tim Burchett said agents ‘just decided it’s just some weekend visitor’ and chalked up the entire investigation as ‘another coverup’ by the Biden White House.
‘It’s bogus’ the Tennessee congressman added. ‘That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life.’
His comments came after the Secret Service briefed members of Congress, 11 days after the cocaine discovery forced evacuation and a hazmat situation at the White House.
The list of suspects was narrowed down to 500. Democrats said drug testing all of the potential culprits would violate their ‘civil liberties’ and insisted the cocaine was found in an area used by guests, not members of the Biden family or those with security clearances.
Since July 2 the Secret Service had been pouring over surveillance footage from cameras stationed all over the White House, but still hasn’t managed to find a culprit.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden has avoided the latest White House scandal by escaping to Europe for meetings with foreign leaders.
Democrats said drug testing all of the potential culprits would violate their ‘civil liberties’ and insisted the cocaine was found in an area used by guests, not members of the Biden family or those with security clearances. Hunter Biden is pictured last month
GOP Rep. Tim Burchett said agents ‘just decided it’s just some weekend visitor… That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen in my life’
There were no fingerprints or other DNA found on the container holding the cocaine, according to the Secret Service. And there was less than a gram of the illicit drug in the ‘dime-sized’ zipper-lock baggie (file photo)
There were no fingerprints or other DNA found on the container holding the cocaine, according to the Secret Service. And there was less than a gram of the illicit drug in the ‘dime-sized’ zipper-lock baggie.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene said that the Secret Service officials informed lawmakers during Thursday’s briefing that they narrowed down the list of suspected culprits to about 500 people.
‘Have they drug tested this list of 500 potential suspects that brought an illegal substance – the drug cocaine – into the White House,’ Greene told reporters after the briefing. ‘Their answer was no, and that they’re unwilling to do so.’
Without any direct answers from the USSS or the Biden administration on the cocaine discovery with nearly two weeks to investigate the matter, members of Congress demanded briefings.
Trump-era CBP Director and longtime FBI agent Mark Morgan told DailyMail.com last week that the case is ‘straightforward’ and could be solved in the matter of 30 minutes.
Morgan and Rep. Burchett separately noted that there are cameras everywhere with facial recognition technology that could provide answers to who brought the cocaine into the White House.
It’s unlikely Republican members of Congress will be happy with USSS closing the investigation without finding out who is responsible for bringing the illicit drug into the West Wing.
‘Just left the most ridiculous meeting of all time with the Secret Service on the cocaine that was found in the White House,’ Rep. Burchett said in a video he recorded walking through Congress after Thursday’s briefing.
‘It turns out – they don’t know who did it,’ he said. ‘The investigation is going to be over at the end of the week, and they’re not going to find out who did it. And that’s basically it.’
‘Another coverup,’ the lawmaker added. ‘You know, it’s the most secure building in the entire world… Nobody, not even the press, goes in there without them knowing.’
He called the outcome a ‘bad look on the Secret Service and a horrible look on this White House.’
The Secret Service said it would close the investigation without finding who brought the cocaine into the White House
A full statement from the USSS was released Thursday following the briefing that gave a detailed rundown of what the agency did to investigate the matter.
But it concluded by saying it would close the investigation without finding who brought the cocaine into the White House.
‘There was no surveillance video footage found that provided investigative leads or any other means for investigators to identify who may have deposited the found substance in this area,’ the statement claims.
‘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 statement concluded with: ‘At this time, the Secret Service’s investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence.’