The White House has a serious drug problem.
After a chaotic evacuation of the White House complex last weekend when a suspicious substance was found, initial reports emerged suggesting the substance was cocaine-hydrochloride.
"On Sunday evening, the White House complex went into a precautionary closure as officers from the Secret Service Uniformed Division investigated an unknown item found inside a work area," the U.S. Secret Service said at the time. "The DC Fire Department was called to evaluate and quickly determined the item to be non-hazardous."
According to Fox News, after further lab testing, the U.S. Secret Service confirmed to the outlet that the substance was, in fact, cocaine. It was reportedly discovered in a small baggie.
The discovery has sparked a firestorm of controversy, as critics of President Joe Biden and the administration used the moment to call into question the integrity of the White House under Biden's rule.
Fox News added:
President Biden was at Camp David at the time of the discovery of the substance. The president's son, Hunter, who is a recovered crack cocaine addict, was also at Camp David at the time of discovery.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was peppered with questions about the scandalous development.
Surprisingly blunt questions from many mainstream media members, typically friendly to the Biden administration during scandals, caused KJP to become a little frustrated at times.
In her usual form, KJP refused to answer any questions related to the case and deferred them all to the U.S. Secret Service, which also remains tight-lipped about the ongoing investigation.
Fox News reported that the investigation should come to a conclusion by next week, but only time will tell.
Karine Jean-Pierre calls it “incredibly irresponsible” to ask if the cocaine found at the White House belonged to the Biden Family.
Notice she doesn’t directly answer the question and instead says they weren’t there.pic.twitter.com/vieTsRuNH4
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 7, 2023
KJP was visibly upset on Friday when a reporter from the New York Post asked her if the cocaine belonged to a member of the Biden family, Fox News said in a separate report.
After griping about the question, KJP, who Fox reported appeared visibly frustrated, responded harshly.
"As you know, and media outlets reported this, the Biden family was not here. They were not here. They were at Camp David. They were not here Friday. They were not here Saturday. They were not here Sunday. They were not even here Monday. They came back on Tuesday. So to ask that question is actually incredibly irresponsible. And I'll just leave it there," the press secretary said.