Cocaine found in the White House, raising many questions about President Biden's staff and visitors
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A white powdery substance, later confirmed as cocaine, was found in the White House during a routine sweep on Sunday night. President Biden was not present at the time, but the incident led to a temporary evacuation and the involvement of a Hazmat team.
Some reports quoted secret service sources as saying the white substance was found in a ‘work area’ in the West Wing, while others quoted the dispatch recording as stating it was found in a library.
The cocaine was allegedly in a “baggie,” a small plastic bag or pouch commonly used for storing and transporting small items, particularly drugs or other illicit substances.
The White House West Wing refers to one of the two main wings of the White House, the official residence and workplace of the President of the United States. The West Wing houses the offices and working spaces of the President’s staff, including the Oval Office, where the President typically conducts official duties and meetings. It is the primary location for the President’s executive office, housing key departments such as the Office of the Chief of Staff, the National Security Council, the Press Secretary’s office, and other administrative offices. The West Wing is often associated with the day-to-day operations and decision-making processes of the President and their immediate staff.
The White House library primarily grants access to White House staff, including the President and their immediate staff, and members of the Executive Office of the President. It serves as a working library that provides resources for research and information related to the President’s duties and responsibilities. Additionally, authorized researchers, scholars, and historians may be granted access to the White House library on a case-by-case basis, typically through arrangements made with the White House Historical Association or the National Archives and Records Administration.The Daily Letter is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.
Cocaine was found in the White House: A white powdery substance discovered during a routine sweep in the White House library tested positive for cocaine. This discovery raises concerns and prompts an investigation by the Secret Service.
President Biden was not present during the incident: President Joseph R. Biden Jr. was not at the White House at the time of the incident but was at Camp David. His absence suggests that he was not involved in or aware of the presence of cocaine in the library.
Temporary evacuation and Hazmat team called in: Following the discovery of the white powdery substance, the White House was temporarily evacuated as a precautionary measure. A Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) team was called in to handle the situation appropriately.
Unclear access and duration of cocaine presence: It is currently unknown who had access to the library and how long the cocaine had been there before its discovery. The Secret Service is investigating to determine the individuals involved and the timeline of events leading up to the incident.
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