On Thursday, the Secret Service announced that their investigation into the cocaine that was found in the West Wing of the White House had conveniently come up empty. Just like with the leaker of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, our so-called investigative agencies have failed us and proved once again that there’s a two-tiered system of justice in the United States.
Later Thursday evening, it appeared that ABC’s World News Tonight was unconcerned with the dual justice system in America since they were the only one of the three networks to ignore the news. Instead, anchor David Muir thought a report on an alligator attack in Florida was more newsworthy.
CBS Evening News justice correspondent Nicole Sganga had the report for her network while Muir was reporting on alligator attacks: “After just ten days, the Secret Service closed its investigation, unable to identify whose cocaine it was and how it got inside the White House.”
Sganga reported that “the Secret Service cited the difficulty in singling out a person among the hundreds of individuals who pass through the area where the cocaine was discovered.”
Meanwhile, over on NBC Nightly News, White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell reported: “Officials said they used video and entrance logs to compile a list of more than 500 individuals who had access to the entrance in the days before it was found July 2nd. But without physical or video evidence officials could not connect the drug to any suspect.”
Was Hunter Biden one of the 500 listed? Did the Secret Service talk to him? Nobody in the leftist media wants to ask the question.
When asked by fill-in anchor Tom Llamas on whether authorities have a theory on how the cocaine ended up in the West Wing of the White House, O’Donnell revealed that “sources familiar with the investigation say a leading theory is it could have been a visitor.”
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The transcripts are below:
CBS Evening News
6:35:14 p.m. Eastern
NORAH O’DONNELL: Now to the other big story today, the Secret Service said it has closed its investigation into that mysterious bag of cocaine that was found in a White House work area earlier this month. So why wasn't a suspect ever identified? We get answers from CBS's Nicole Sganga at the White House.
NICOLE SGANGA: After the Secret Service discovered cocaine in the west wing of the White House, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said President Biden expected a thorough investigation.
KARINE JEAN-PIERRE: The President thinks it’s very important to get to the bottom of this.
SGANGA: But after just ten days, the Secret Service closed its investigation, unable to identify who's cocaine it was and how it got inside the White House. The small baggie containing roughly .2 grams of the drug was found July 2, just inside the guest entryway to the west wing, in a cubby used by visitors to store cell phones, steps away from the situation room. FBI analysts examining the bag looked for traces of DNA and fingerprints, but found no definitive results. The Secret Service, which briefed the House Oversight Committee this morning, scoured video inside and outside the building and said no surveillance footage provided investigative leads.
REP. TIM BURCHETT (R-TN): They don't know who it is, and they—it’s a complete failure.
SGANGA: Some Republicans left the briefing demanding answers.
SPEAKER KEVIN MCCARTHY: How can in the White House, 24/7 security, they find cocaine, but now they just closed the investigation?
SGANGA: In its statement, the Secret Service cited the difficulty in singling out a person among the hundreds of individuals who pass through the area where the cocaine was discovered. The Secret Service has a K-9 unit that screens for explosive devices and biohazards, but not illegal drugs. And for some lawmakers, this incident now raises questions about security protocols at the White House.
NBC Nightly News
6:36:51 p.m. Eastern
KELLY O’DONNELL: Tonight, the Secret Service coming up empty. After days of investigation and sophisticated forensic testing officials cannot identify who left a small baggie of cocaine in a storage cubby used for electronic devices near this west wing entrance. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy raising doubts.
SPEAKER KEVIN MCCARTHY: But if they can't tell us who brought it, what else is happening in the White House they can't tell us about? What else is coming into the White House they can't tell me about? That even concerns me more now.
O’DONNELL: Lab tests conducted at the FBI crime lab did not develop latent fingerprints and insufficient DNA was present for investigative comparisons. Officials said they used video and entrance logs to compile a list of more than 500 individuals who had access to the entrance in the days before it was found July 2nd. But without physical or video evidence officials could not connect the drug to any suspect.
REP. TIM BURCHETT (R-TN): It's a complete failure. This thing is ridiculous.
O’DONNELL: The White House said it is reviewing the findings. Democrats acknowledge despite law enforcement's efforts the mystery remains.
REP. JAMIE RASKIN (D-MD): It seems like at this point it's just inconclusive.
TOM LLAMAS: Kelly O joins us live tonight. So Kelly, while officials say they found no evidence of who the bag belonged to. Do they have a theory?
O’DONNELL: Well, Tom, that entrance is used on private tours. Contractors are doing renovations of the situation room. Staff and military walk through that entrance too. But sources familiar with the investigation say a leading theory is it could have been a visitor. Tom?