Secret Service ends White House cocaine investigation with no suspect

WASHINGTON – The Secret Service is closing its investigation into who brought cocaine inside the White House after failing to find a suspect. In a statement, the U.S. Secret Service says that they created a list of several hundred people who may have been in the area where the cocaine was found. However, FBI laboratory results did not develop any fingerprints or DNA to narrow down that list. There was also no surveillance video footage to single out a person of interest.

The Hill reports that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) revealed that the Secret Service was able to narrow down a list of around 500 potential suspects, but she would not say who was included in the list, just that it was “quite a mix of people.”

Secret Service officers found the cocaine in a small plastic baggie at the White House on July 2nd. The Bidens were not in the White House at the time. While there was a lot of confusion in the first few days about where officers found the cocaine, the Secret Service says it was inside a storage cubby used to temporarily store electronic and personal devices before entering the West Wing.

The discovery has caused an uproar, especially among Republicans. Former President Donald Trump even wrote on his Truth Social website, “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.”

According to The Hill, Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) left today’s Secret Service briefing early, saying that the investigation was ridiculous and the Secret Service failed to do its job. Rep. Greene also questioned why the Secret Service didn’t perform drug tests on the 500 potential suspects.