House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer sent a letter Friday to the Director of the Secret Service Kimberly Cheatle calling for information from the agency over the discovery of cocaine in the White House.
The Daily Caller obtained a copy of the letter to Cheatle. In the letter, Comer told the Secret Service that The Committee on Oversight and Accountability “is investigating the details surrounding the discovery of cocaine in the White House.” Comer called it, an “alarming development” that “requires the Committee to assess White House security practices and determine whose failures led to an evacuation of the building and finding of the illegal substance.”
“The Committee requests the U.S.Secret Service (USSS) provide additional information. The presence of illegal drugs in the White House is unacceptable and a shameful moment in the White House’s history. According to a senior law-enforcement official, the cocaine was found in a storage facility that is “routinely used by White House staff and guests to store cell phones,” he continued in the letter. (RELATED: Secret Service Confirms Cocaine Found In White House Following Hunter Biden Visit)
READ THE LETTER HERE:
Secret Service confirmed Wednesday that a white powder was found at the White House on the eve of Fourth of July, leadin to the evacuation of the West Wing. The powder was later confirmed to be cocaine. (RELATED: ‘Stupid’: Trump Team, WH Trade Blows Over Bag Of Cocaine)
Former President Donald Trump has floated Hunter and Joe Biden as potential suspects. “Does anybody really believe that the COCAINE found in the West Wing of the White House, very close to the Oval Office, is for the use of anyone other than Hunter & Joe Biden,” the former president wrote Wednesday on Truth Social.
“This incident has raised additional concerns with the Committee regarding the level of security maintained at the White House. In order to assist the Committee with its investigation,” Comer added.
Comer called for a staff level briefing on the matter by July 14, 2023.