Investigator Says White House Cocaine Case Could Remain Unsolved

When white powder was found in the West Wing of the White House earlier this week, the presidential residence was temporarily evacuated as officials investigated the situation.

Initial testing determined that the substance was cocaine and it was sent off for further evaluation. Although reports indicate that the drug was found in a common area accessible to public tour groups, there was plenty of speculation that President Joe Biden’s son Hunter, who has a well-documented history of addiction, might have dropped it from his personal stash.

Even at the outset of the investigation, officials involved were already preparing the public for inconclusive results regarding who brought the powder into the White House.

One source told Politico that it will “be very difficult” to identify the culprit due to the high-traffic nature of the area where it was discovered.

“Even if there were surveillance cameras, unless you were waving it around, it may not have been caught,” the individual argued. “It’s a bit of a thoroughfare. People walk by there all the time.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre fielded questions about the incident during a news conference on Wednesday.

She echoed the assertions of Secret Service officials while attempting to deflect any attention away from rampant speculation that has swirled around the developing narrative this week.

“This is a heavily, heavily trafficked, heavily traveled to be more accurate, area of the campus of the White House,” she said. “And it is where visitors to the White House come.”

Jean-Pierre asserted that she did not “have anything else” to add and would not “speculate on who it was.”

She did, however, claim that staff-guided tours of the West Wing took place over the weekend and expressed “confidence that the Secret Service is going to get to the bottom of this.”

The Biden administration spokesperson also stressed that the president and his family were not at the White House over the weekend.

As he has in response to many other tough questions shouted at him by members of the press throughout his presidency, Biden laughed off and ultimately ignored queries about the cocaine during a White House event with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson on Wednesday.