Former Secret Service agent turned podcaster Dan Bongino said there is no chance anyone other than a family member could have brought cocaine into the White House. He said the President’s family members bypass security when entering the building, and it wasn’t feasible that a member of the public could take a controlled substance inside.
An unknown white powder was discovered in the White House on July 2, prompting a security scare and evacuation of sections of the building. Secret Service agents later confirmed the substance was cocaine. Officials initially said the drug was located in the West Wing, where the President lives and works, but this was later revised and the location was changed to the White House West’s Executive Entrance – an area accessible to the public.
White House investigators quickly stated that they could not identify the culprit, and Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre refused to answer questions, saying the Secret Service would provide relevant updates. However, she emphasized the public nature of the location where the drug was found. “What I wanted to be very clear is that this is a heavily, heavily trafficked, heavily traveled, to be more accurate, area of the campus of the White House,” she said.
President Biden and his family were at Camp David in Maryland when the drug was found during a routine patrol. However, this has not stopped speculation that Hunter Biden, the President’s son who has documented his history of drug abuse, is responsible. The family, including Hunter, returned to the White House for July 4 celebrations, and clips showing them enjoying fireworks on a balcony circulated on social media with some suggesting Hunter was “high as a kite” at the time.
Hunter Biden’s chronic drug abuse was made public when photos from his laptop were published online. Some showed him using crack cocaine, and he later confessed to decades of alcoholism and drug use. It has been confirmed he was present at the White House prior to the family’s departure to Camp David.