The investigation into the cocaine found at the White House has concluded, with the Secret Service unable to identify a suspect, leading to accusations of a cover-up from skeptical lawmakers.
After reviewing surveillance footage and visitor logs, the federal agency made the announcement, suggesting that the leading theory is that someone on a tour left the illicit substance at the White House.
In a statement, the Secret Service acknowledged that it would be challenging to pinpoint a person of interest among the numerous individuals who passed through the area where the cocaine was discovered.
According to the Secret Service, no fingerprints or DNA were found on the bag of cocaine. Multiple federal labs conducted tests, but no usable fingerprints or DNA were obtained, as reported by NBC.
William Schade, representing the International Association of Identification, explained that the absence of fingerprints is not surprising, as the condition of the surface plays a significant role in the ability to retrieve usable prints.
Lawmakers, including Rep. Tim Burchett and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, expressed skepticism following a briefing with the Secret Service. Burchett recorded a video expressing his frustration at the lack of progress in the investigation, while Greene questioned whether the list of potential suspects had been drug tested.
Surveillance footage was inconclusive and did not provide any leads, according to officials.
The specific timing of the cocaine drop remains unknown. Former Secret Service agent Charles Marino believed that based on where the cocaine was found, investigators should have been able to narrow down the timeframe relatively quickly.
It is worth noting that the reported location of where the cocaine was discovered has changed multiple times, creating further confusion.
The Secret Service is scheduled to provide a classified briefing to the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability.
The discovery of the cocaine has sparked speculation, with some suggesting it could be connected to Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son, who has a history of drug addiction. However, no evidence linking Hunter Biden to the incident has been presented.
As the investigation concludes with unanswered questions, the issue continues to generate significant attention and raise concerns about security measures at the White House.