What it’s taking so long? The Secret Service will brief Congress on the White House cocaine on Thursday as the search for the culprit enters the NINTH day
- The US Secret Service will provide a staff-level briefing to the House Oversight panel on Thursday about the White House cocaine discovery.
- It comes as questions continue to simmer over the investigation.
- Senator Tom Cotton also asked USSS Director Kim Cheatle for a briefing.
The Secret Service will report to Congress on the cocaine found in the White House on Thursday as the search for the culprit drags on into the ninth day and members of the Biden administration dodge questions about the investigation.
The briefing will take place on Thursday at 10am and will allow staff members of the powerful House Oversight Committee to learn about the incident which has left more questions than answers, a panel aide confirmed to DailyMail.com .
The location where the cocaine was discovered has changed three times: first in the library, then in a West Wing work area, and finally in a cell phone safe deposit box. There are no indications on the part of the officials of who is the culprit who introduced the illicit drug to the premises.
Biden’s critics, however, have jumped to their own conclusion, alleging that the president’s recovering addict son Hunter, 52, is to blame for bringing cocaine into the White House.
The US Secret Service will provide a staff-level briefing to the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday about the White House cocaine discovery, DailyMail.com confirmed. The oversight is chaired by Rep. James Comer (pictured), who sent a letter last week requesting the briefing
The White House continues to dodge questions related to the incident and the investigation, and the location of the discovery has changed three times in the course of a week.
Secret Service and administration officials have remained silent on the details of the discovery, only feeding trolls who want to link the incident to Hunter Biden. The agency’s spokesman told DailyMail.com on Monday that the investigation is “open and active” but said no further information is available for the ongoing investigation.
“Do you have an update on the White House cocaine investigation?” a reporter pressed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday.
“I don’t have any updates,” Jean-Pierre said. ‘I just don’t have anything updated. I would refer you to the Secret Service on that particular issue.
USSS, when contacted by reporters, says they cannot comment on ongoing investigations.
But Congress demands more definitive answers.
After a fingerprint and DNA analysis last week of the substance and the ‘dime-sized zip-lock bag’ in which it was found, no conclusive answers were shared.
A federal law enforcement officer told CNNhowever, that the USSS will conclude its investigation of the cocaine discovery this week, regardless of whether a suspect is identified.
Trump-era CBP director and longtime FBI agent Mark Morgan told DailyMail.com the case is “straightforward” and jokingly said it could be solved in a matter of 30 minutes.
Critics immediately blamed the cocaine incident at the White House on President Joe Biden’s recovering addict son Hunter Biden, 52 (pictured right with his son Beau)
House Oversight Chairman James Comer and Senator Tom Cotton sent letters to USSS Director Kim Cheatle (pictured) requesting a briefing on the cocaine discovery at the White House.
The substance was found on Sunday, July 2, prompting a hazardous materials evacuation from the White House while President Joe Biden and his family were at Camp David over the long holiday weekend. Now, nine days later, Americans are no closer to knowing how the drug got to one of the most secure places in the US.
House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairman James Comer wrote to Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle last week to request a briefing before July 14.
Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas also called for a briefing and lobbied Cheatle for information in a public letter.
The senator’s office, when contacted by DailyMail.com, said they have yet to receive a response from Cheatle.
Hunter Biden is a recovering crack addict. An image from his recovered laptop hard drive shows Hunter asleep with a pipe dangling from his mouth.
Comer said the presence of illegal drugs raises concerns regarding the “level of security maintained at the White House” and Cotton said he hopes to obtain more information in an effort to “correct any security lapses.”
Jean-Pierre told reporters during a briefing last week that the cocaine was found in a “highly trafficked area” of the White House and suggested the drug might belong to a visitor.
Morgan, however, says the safe deposit box area where the cocaine was found is not as busy as the administration wants Americans to believe.
He speculated that the drug might belong to someone who came to the White House for a meeting who does not have a permanent office on the premises. Morgan says this could include a host of high-level officials.