When cocaine was found at the White House this summer, and the case was quickly closed by the U.S. Secret Service, many believed the agency was not being completely forthcoming about its findings, and a new revelation that DNA was in fact recovered from the bag containing the illicit substance suggests that those suspicions were well-founded, as Breitbart reports.
At the time it concluded its investigation into the mystery of the cocaine left behind in the West Wing of the White House, the Secret Service declared itself unable to identify the person responsible.
That was the case, the agency said, even though two separate FBI forensic techniques were used to secure fingerprints from the plastic baggie at issue, as Breitbart noted separately at the time.
CNN reported that agents searched through “visitor logs and surveillance footage of hundreds of individuals” who had entered the premises near the time in question, but no suspect was ever identified.
NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell said that an insider indicated that the “leading theory” was that a visitor to the White House who “transited the West Executive entrance was likely responsible. But there is not physical evidence to compare to the list of names” that was gathered.
However, a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request initiated by Jesse Watters Primetime has revealed that an envelope said to contain three tubes of DNA is in the hands of the Secret Service.
According to show host Jesse Watters, the aforementioned DNA was taken from the baggie that held the cocaine found in the White House.
Watters said on X this week, “Secret Service has responded to Primetime's FOIA over the White House cocaine investigation. We now know they've been lying to you about everything.”
“After telling us they didn't find any DNA and destroying the bag of coke, the documents tell us there's three tubes of DNA that they didn't destroy,” Watters went on.
Watters mused, “They did find DNA on the baggie – it was processed and moved to an evidence vault for preservation. They now have an insurance policy.”
As the Daily Mail noted, the entire scandal erupted when, on July 2, the small container of cocaine was found in locker No. 50 in an area used to store visitors' cell phones and other belongings near the West Executive entrance of the White House.
The revelation triggered an evacuation of the premises as well as the closure of streets in the vicinity of the White House, and though an 11-day investigation was commenced, the probe was soon deemed inconclusive.
Given first son Hunter Biden's well-known history of substance abuse and drug addiction, many swiftly jumped to the conclusion that he was likely the culprit, though administration representatives asserted that he and his father were both at Camp David at the time the powder was found.
Skeptics of the claim that the cocaine's owner cannot be identified, including former Secret Service agent Konstantinos Dimitrelos, opined that the mystery is eminently solvable. “It's not like Disney World. People aren't just coming in and out. There are cameras there. They could easily go back to the camera footage to see who had something coming out of their pocket that resembled whatever the package looked like,” he said, and with DNA evidence apparently also available, suspicions of a deliberate coverup look less outlandish by the day.