The mystery surrounding cocaine that was found in the White House earlier this week has 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 area that has high foot traffic from visitors, hinting that a tourist may have been responsible.
Now, NBC News is reporting that the discovery was made in a “much more secure” location than previously thought.
“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
Public suspicion has turned to President Biden’s son, Hunter, who has struggled with drug addiction in the past.
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. He was also kicked out of the U.S. Navy after testing positive for cocaine.
Hunter Biden was visiting the White House two days before the substance was found, fueling speculation even further.