(TheIndependentStar.com) – In recent developments, newly released photographs (see below) of cocaine found in a phone locker at the Joe Biden White House during the summer have garnered significant attention. This disclosure follows a report by the Daily Mail, which obtained the images through a Freedom of Information Act request.
The United States Secret Service released these photographs as a part of their compliance with the FOIA request. The discovery of the drugs occurred on Sunday, July 2, while Biden, his family, and first son Hunter were at Camp David for a weekend retreat preceding Independence Day.
Following the find, an immediate evacuation of the White House West Wing was ordered, and an intensive 11-day investigation was launched. However, the Secret Service concluded the inquiry in less than two weeks, citing inconclusive evidence and failing to apprehend any suspect.
Out of the 500 individuals listed as potential suspects by the Secret Service, the agency reported that security camera footage offered no assistance, as the cameras did not cover the locker area. The investigation did not reveal if any interviews were conducted with these suspects.
In their report, the Secret Service noted the absence of usable fingerprints or DNA on the small, dime-sized bag containing less than a gram of cocaine. This evidence was subsequently sent to an FBI laboratory in Quantico for analysis.
The narcotics were scheduled for destruction on July 14, just a day after the closure of the investigation. The initial discovery of the cocaine was surrounded by conflicting reports about its location, with early accounts suggesting it was found in various places, including the White House library, the West Wing lobby, and near the West Executive entrance.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre addressed the issue, initially focusing on the Biden family’s absence from the White House at the time of discovery. She was seemingly angry when, five days after the cocaine was spotted, a reporter persistently inquired if she could definitively state that the drugs did not belong to a member of the Biden family.
Jean-Pierre responded, “You know, there has been some irresponsible reporting about the family and so I’ve got to call that out here. And I have been very clear.”
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