The story of cocaine behind found at the Biden White House has been quite the wild ride. It was a narrative that just wouldn’t stop changing.
First, the cocaine was found “near” the White House and wasn’t really cocaine. Then it was found in the White House Library and was left by a tourist. After that, it was found at the West Executive Entrance and was left by a construction worker.
The claims just kept morphing. Seemingly every day brought about a new shift despite the location being a detail that would have been known since the initial discovery. And then, just as the White House had settled on a final narrative, the investigation suddenly ended.
Who was responsible? According to the Secret Service, it was just a mystery too deep to solve.
Sure, there were cameras at the West Executive Entrance, multiple checkpoints, and even a visitor log, but the agency that is tasked with stopping assassins simply couldn’t crack the code.
According to Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent with over a decade of experience, his peers aren’t happy about this.
BONGINO: So there’s probably less than 200 people who could have left this cocaine, by the way, in a bag which is plastic, which is non-porous, meaning it’s probably not that hard to pull a latent print. They’ve got to know who did it. The question who’s pressuring them to not find out who did it? And it’s gotta be coming from this White House. This is terrible. Don’t destroy this agency like the FBI. It’s really unbecoming.
A lot of my former colleagues at the Secret Service who retired, they are absolutely furious about this. Oh yeah, yeah, I can tell you, I got 50 emails, communications, texts from people. “This is embarrassing, humiliating.” These are good guys, man, guys who worked for Obama and Bush, non-partisan guys, most of them aren’t even political. This is embarrassing, they know exactly who it was.
OLOHAN: So do these people want it come out that it was probably Hunter Biden?
BONGINO: Well, you know, the question is whether it was Hunter or one of his friends. But like here’s the thing. I’m in the Secret Service for 12 years, a good amount of times. We never had this problem. So nobody, by Occam’s razor, right, the process of deduction, keep it simple stupid, Occam’s razor. You’ve got this guy, we never found coke in there before. You’ve got a dude who’s doing coke on tape, who’s got a reputation for being a coke addict. He’s living in the White House. He’s there on Friday. The coke’s found there on Sunday, and everybody is like, “Gosh, who could it be.”
One of the things that Bongino says that’s not transcribed above is that the West Wing is a totally different ballgame than the East Wing. Almost all the tours happen in the latter part of the White House, which is why the story about it being found in the library was immediately spun as proof it was a tourist.
When it was finally confirmed it was found at the West Executive Entrance, though, that changed things. Suddenly, the list of possible suspects narrowed dramatically, and still, we are to believe the Secret Service just couldn’t figure it out.
Bongino’s reference to agents he used to work with being embarrassed makes a lot of sense. You’ve got what is supposed to be a premier law enforcement agency throwing its hands up after rushing an investigation, claiming they can’t figure out who left a bag of cocaine lying around in a public place at the most surveilled location in the world. I mean, come on.
In the end, is this the most important story in the world? No, it’s not, but that’s not really the point. The point is the constant obfuscation from the White House and the way in which federal agencies consistently seek to protect the Bidens, not just from accusations about conduct, but even from basic questions.