By John Ensor •
Updated: 06 Jul 2023 • 10:07
President Biden outside The White house.
Credit: Official White House Photo by Erin Scott.
UPDATE: Wednesday, July 5 at 10:53 pm
Following a recently confirmed discovery of cocaine within the white house, a top Republican Senator has demanded that the US secret service release all information.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton published a letter on Wednesday, July 5, which was addressed to the Director of the United States secret service, Kimberly Cheatle.
The letter contained six pointed questions with Senator Cotton demanding that the American people deserved to know the truth.
The letter began: ‘I write regarding the Secret Service’s recent discovery of white powder, reportedly confirmed to be cocaine, inside the White House.
‘According to public reports, the Secret Service has not yet confirmed where in the West Wing the cocaine was found. I urge you to release that information quickly, as the American people deserve to know whether illicit drugs were found in an area where confidential information is exchanged.’
‘If the White House complex is not secure, Congress needs to know the details, as well as your plan to correct any security flaws. Please answer the following questions as soon as practicable, but in any event no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, July 14.’
‘Further, please contact my staff to arrange a briefing on this matter, as well as the provision of any answers that are classified or law enforcement sensitive.’
Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter.
Tuesday, July 4 at 3:15 pm
Investigations are underway after a suspicious white powder was found at the official residence of the US president.
On the evening of Sunday, July 2, a suspicious substance was discovered inside the White House, according to The Washington Post, July 4.
The shocking find led to a brief evacuation, initial tests showed that the white power was indeed cocaine, prompting further investigations by the US Secret Service. A sample of the substance has been sent to a laboratory for further conclusive testing.
This was confirmed by a source close to the investigation and a report from a DC fire crew who were present at the scene. The fire department ascertained that the substance did not pose any danger.
Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Secret Service, also revealed that the substance is undergoing more rigorous testing to determine its exact nature. An investigation has been launched to try and find out how it entered the building in the first place.
The discovery on Sunday evening triggered a security alert which resulted in a brief evacuation of the executive mansion. Reportedly, President Biden was not in the White House at the time. Guglielmi later added that there was ‘an investigation into the cause and manner’ of how the substance entered the White House.
At this time it is unclear where exactly the substance was found, or indeed how it was packaged. However, Guglielmi said it was found by members of the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service while on their routine inspection of the premises.
A web site called Openmhz broadcasts live and archived radio transmissions from police and fire department radio across America. The following message was picked up at 8:49 pm, in which a firefighter with the D.C. department’s hazardous materials team reported: ‘We have a yellow bar saying cocaine hydrochloride.’
A spokesperson for the DC Fire and EMS Department, Vito Maggiolo, declined to give details but commented they ‘provided support to the U.S. Secret Service as they conducted an investigation.’
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Originally from Doncaster, Yorkshire, John now lives in Galicia, Northern Spain with his wife Nina.
He is passionate about news, music, cycling and animals.
Well, bill Clinton was sniffing monica lewinsky in the oval office so Joe wanted to do one better..
Biden really runs a tight ship, doesn’t he? Worse president in my lifetime.
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