On Friday Karine Jean-Pierre vehemently rejected a question pertaining to the ‘mystery’ cocaine incident, without outrightly confirming or denying the Biden family’s involvement. The White House’s refusal to offer a straightforward denial about the Biden family’s potential involvement in the recent cocaine discovery has deepened the mystery surrounding the issue.
Karine Jean-Pierre, the principal deputy press secretary, chided journalists for what she termed as “irresponsible reporting” about the Biden family during a recent press briefing. However, she fell short of providing a direct answer to the question about whether the ‘mystery’ cocaine belonged to a Biden family member.
“The Biden family was not here. They were at Camp David. They were not here Friday. They were not here Saturday. They were not here Sunday. They were not even here Monday. They came back on Tuesday,” she asserted.
Joe Biden, proud father of Hunter, has also remained mum on the situation.
KJP gets testy with a reporter who asked if the cocaine belonged to the Biden Crime Family. pic.twitter.com/EpcZhqPgSS
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) July 7, 2023
Biden once again refuses to answer questions about the cocaine scandal in his White House. He hasn't said a word about it yet. pic.twitter.com/iFJf6DOXWz
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 7, 2023
The question posed by the press has its roots in the incident that has stirred considerable controversy and conjecture.
Despite the statements, the White House’s response has been evasive. Although the administration continues to state that they are not “avoiding the question,” they have yet to provide a direct denial regarding the possible connection of a Biden family member to the alleged cocaine.
As the mystery continues to unfold, the question remains whether the White House will provide a clear answer to dispel rumors and speculation surrounding this controversial incident. The White House’s reticence to directly address these allegations continues to fuel the story, adding further pressure on the Biden administration to provide a clear and concise response to the allegations.
Earlier Friday, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability launched an investigation into the recent discovery of cocaine in the White House.The investigation was prompted by the alarming discovery of the illegal substance in a facility within the White House, which is reportedly used routinely by staff and guests to store cell phones. The presence of the drug led to an evacuation of the building. The substance was later confirmed to be cocaine.
The letter, signed by Committee Chairman James Comer, states, “The presence of illegal drugs in the White House is unacceptable and a shameful moment in the White House’s history.” The Committee is seeking to assess White House security practices and determine whose failures led to the discovery of the illegal substance.
Comer explained, “This incident and the eventual evacuation of staff now clearly raises concerns about the level of security maintained at the White House. The Committee has oversight jurisdiction over USSS operations, and I look forward to additional information from Director Cheatle.”
The White House grounds were evacuated on Sunday due to the discovery of an “unknown item” which later tested positive for Cocaine Hydrochloride (powdered cocaine), an illegal substance. This event occurred two days following Hunter Biden’s visit to the White House, drawing attention due to his known history of drug usage, including a previous positive test for cocaine that led to his expulsion from the U.S. Navy.
The USSS has been asked to provide additional information to assist the Committee with its investigation.
The mystery surrounding the cocaine widened after NBC News reported that the illicit substance was found in a “much more secure” area than previously thought.
The Secret Service has claimed that it will take quite some time to catch the culprit if they are found at all. White House officials also claimed that the cocaine was found in an area that has high foot traffic from visitors, hinting that a tourist may have been responsible.
However, a new report Thursday seemed to debunk this claim.
“The big change is where this was found. It was found, by my observation, in a much more secure place, limited access place than that West Wing reception room,” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell stated. “It’s a frequently trafficked place, but it’s down near the Situation Room, right off West Executive – down below. And normal people, average people just cant get in there,” she continued.
NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell confirmed the report, stating that the substance was found near the Situation Room and the West Executive entrance.
BREAKING: The cocaine found in the White House was located “in a much more secure area” near the Situation Room.
“This was found in a much more secure place, limited access place than that West Wing reception area… it's down near the Situation Room right off west executive… pic.twitter.com/sinf3EToMx
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 6, 2023
The president’s son has a well-documented history of drug use, including cocaine. Several images of Hunter smoking crack cocaine were uploaded to his infamous laptop, including one instance where he was hitting a crack pipe while going over 175 miles-per-hour in Las Vegas.