As many around the country predicted, the U.S. Secret Service concluded its brief investigation into the discovery of cocaine inside what's supposed to be one of the most secure buildings in the world, and failed to identify a suspect.
The Secret Service tested the bag of cocaine for DNA and fingerprints, as well as reviewed untold numbers of hours of security surveillance footage, and was apparently still unable to determine a culprit, the Daily Caller reported.
The federal law enforcement agency also failed to identify what day it believes the cocaine was left behind in the White House. Many have suggested that a "visitor" could be responsible.
The Daily Caller noted:
Visitors to the White House are required to present ID and have to sign up a minimum of 21 days in advance for background checks. “Bags of any kind,” including clutches and fanny packs, are not allowed, White House guidance reads.
The disappointing -- and many believe to be convenient -- vague conclusion to the investigation sparked a firestorm of feedback from high-profile lawmakers and media pundits alike.
"Secret Service has no suspect in the White House cocaine case? That's ridiculous and absurd," Sen, Marco Rubio (R-FL) said.
Secret Service has no suspect in the White House cocaine case?
That's ridiculous and absurd. pic.twitter.com/SUURMJZxu0
— Senator Marco Rubio (@SenMarcoRubio) July 13, 2023
“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 Secret Service said in its investigative conclusion.
Glenn Beck tweeted, "How could the Secret Service close its investigation with NO SUSPECT for who brought cocaine into the White House?! This is UNACCEPTABLE. If you can't find anything in the most secure building in America, you're putting the President’s life in danger."
How could the Secret Service close its investigation with NO SUSPECT for who brought cocaine into the White House?! This is UNACCEPTABLE. If you can't find anything in the most secure building in America, you're putting the President’s life in danger.
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) July 13, 2023
Many of the same people noted that Hunter Biden's history of illicit drug use, and the timing regarding when he was last at the White House complex, suggests he's the odds-on favorite regarding who left their drugs behind, and who had the ability to get them into the White House in the first place.
BREAKING: The Secret Service has ended their investigation into the bag of cocaine found at the White House, finding no suspects.
This is your sign that the culprit was almost certainly Hunter Biden.
Let’s call this what it is: A cover up.
According to former acting… pic.twitter.com/nvdEeI4V8H
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 13, 2023
As many have also pointed out, and rightfully so, Republicans will likely use the Biden cocaine scandal heavily in the upcoming 2024 election season.
Not surprisingly, most of the mainstream media has already run cover for the White House regarding the scandal, but it will undoubtedly prove to be a thorn in the side of an administration that's already been stuck too many times.
Only time will tell if the nation finds out how the White House was breached so easily.