After predictably ignoring Hunter’s possible role in the appearance of a small bag of cocaine found inside the West Wing of the White House, the “big three” evening newscasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC kept up their silence on Hunter Biden. Failing to mention his name once during each of their reports Wednesday evening. This was despite the fact that the son of the President was a well-known user of cocaine and was reported to be at the White House approximately 48 hours prior to the discovery. Despite the refusal to broach the subject of Biden’s crackhead son, there was plenty of water carrying for the Biden regime’s various explanations and speculation about how cocaine was brought into the White House.
ABC’s World News Tonight fill-in anchor Linsey Davis explained: “The Secret Service now confirms a small amount of cocaine was found inside the West Wing while the first family was away. It was discovered in a busy area used by both staffers as well as visitors. Authorities are now trying to determine who brought it in.”
Later on, Capitol Hill correspondent Rachel Scott insisted that “the Secret Service is combing through visitor logs and surveillance video trying to pin down who is responsible for bringing that bag of cocaine into the White House.”
Meanwhile, on CBS Evening News, White House correspondent Weijia Jiang assured us that “the White House says it is very important to President Biden to get to the bottom of who brought that illegal drug inside.” Yet, just like the suspect who leaked the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, Jiang told viewers that authorities are already hinting that the suspect could get away.
“Officials cautioned this could be a challenging investigation,” Jiang said with no skepticism.
NBC Nightly News expressed the same message with White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell uncritically reporting that “officials are tamping down expectations unless forensic evidence is found like DNA. They say they may not be able to solve this because the baggy is so small video surveillance may not have captured the incident.”
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ABC’s World News Tonight
6:37:53 p.m. ET
LINSEY DAVIS: Now, to the surprising discovery inside the White House. The Secret Service now confirms a small amount of cocaine was found inside the West Wing while the first family was away. It was discovered in a busy area used by both staffers as well as visitors. Authorities are now trying to determine who brought it in. ABC's Rachel Scott from the White House.
RACHEL SCOTT: Tonight, Secret Service confirming the white powder discovered inside the West Wing was cocaine.
UNIDENTIFIED SECRET SERVICE AGENT: We have a result. We have a yellow bar stating cocaine hydrochloride.
SCOTT: The White House was evacuated briefly on Sunday while the President and his family were away at Camp David. Sources say the cocaine was found in a small bag inside a cubby near the entrance of the West Wing, where visitors are typically instructed to leave their cell phones before taking a tour.
SCOTT: Those West Wing tours are invitation only and led by a White House staffer. Tonight, sources tell us the Secret Service is combing through visitor logs and surveillance video trying to pin down who is responsible for bringing that bag of cocaine into the White House. Linsey?
CBS Evening News
6:32:21 p.m. Eastern
JERICKA DUNCAN: We begin with the Secret Service leading an investigation into who brought Cocaine into the White House. A surprising discovery of a bag of suspicious white powder initially caused a panic leading to the temporary closure of the building on Sunday. The illegal drug was found near a visitor's entrance for those taking a tour of the West Wing. Today lab tests came back positive for cocaine. President Biden and the first family were at Camp David at the time. CBS's Weijia Jiang starts us off tonight from the White House with more. Weijia, good evening.
WEIJIA JIANG: Good evening, Jericka, tonight the White House says it is very important to President Biden to get to the bottom of who brought that illegal drug inside. But officials cautioned this could be a challenging investigation.
Tonight the leading theory is that someone on a White House tour may have left a small bag of cocaine in the West Wing according to senior law enforcement officials. The discovery Sunday night put the White House on temporary lockdown until the substance was deemed not a threat. The bag was discovered on the ground floor in a common area near the entry to the West Wing, not far from the situation room. It was close to a set of storage cubbies where visitors leave their cell phones during a tour. The Secret Service is leading the investigation looking at visitor logs and camera surveillance.
NBC Nightly News
6:36:57 p.m. ET
LESTER HOLT: Kelly joining me now. Kelly, what are the expectations the Secret Service will be able to find the individual responsible?
KELLY O’DONNELL: Well, Lester, officials are tamping down expectations unless forensic evidence is found like DNA. They say they may not be able to solve this because the baggy is so small video surveillance may not have captured the incident, Lester?