The Secret Service concluded its investigation into the cocaine found at the White House and agents were unable to find a suspect, The Associated Press reported Thursday.
The bag of cocaine was discovered in the White House on July 2, and the Secret Service was conducting an investigation with fingerprints and DNA testing. A report released Thursday said the probe ended with no viable suspects, despite the Secret Service looking at visitor logs and “surveillance footage of hundreds of individuals,” the outlet reported.
The agents were also not able to identify what day the illicit substance was left in a West Wing cubby near the Situation room, CNN reported, and the leading theory is that the cocaine was left by a visitor. (RELATED: KJP Says Speculating White House Cocaine Belongs To Bidens Is ‘Irresponsible’)
Visitors to the White House are required to present ID and have to sign up a minimum of 21 days in advance for background checks. “Bags of any kind,” including clutches and fanny packs, are not allowed, White House guidance reads.
“Without physical evidence, the investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered,” Secret Service officials reportedly said.
Breaking: The Secret Service has concluded its investigation into the small bag of cocaine found at the White House and has been unable to identify a suspect, two sources familiar with the investigation tell mehttps://t.co/SDWT3bgDrE
— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) July 13, 2023
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has repeatedly dismissed the possibility that the cocaine could belong to a member of the Biden family.
“The Biden family was not here. They were not here. They were at Camp David. They were not here Friday. They were not here Saturday. They were not here Sunday. They were not even here Monday. They came back on Tuesday. So to ask that question, it’s actually incredibly irresponsible and I’ll just leave it there,” Jean-Pierre said July 7.