Something strange is going on at the White House. Some Senators are trying to get to the bottom of it.
And now the Senate’s sent a shocking letter to the Biden’s Secret Service with one major demand.
Arkansas Republican Senator Tom Cotton wrote to the Secret Service on Wednesday to inquire about the white substance that was found in the West Wing of the White House and was later identified as cocaine.
Cotton, who is also the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Counterterrorism, defended his decision to investigate the organization that provides security for prominent politicians like Vice President Joe Biden.
“Congress needs to know the details, including your plan to correct any security flaws, if the White House complex is not secure.”
In addition, he said that the American people have a right to know how and why illegal drugs were discovered in a secure environment.
The senator from Arkansas wanted to know how often the Secret Service has found drugs in the White House compound during the past five years. Cotton noted that the Secret Service has the ability “to make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence,” referencing Title 18 of the United States Code.
“If the Secret Service discovers the identity of the individual who brought illicit cocaine into the White House complex, will they make an arrest under this provision?” questioned Cotton.
The senator also requested a complete list of those who are allowed inside the White House complex with minimal or no security checks.
During a press briefing on Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dodged most questions on the illegal substance. Jean-Pierre stated the Secret Service is looking into it, and did say that the substance was discovered in a “heavily-traveled area… where visitors to the West Wing come through.”
Jean-Pierre added that the president has been informed of the developments.
Cotton inquired in his letter how often the Secret Service employs K-9s to inspect visitors to the White House and whether or not there are any exceptions to this policy.
The Republican senator wanted to know, “How often does the Secret Service audit its security procedures for the White House complex and adjust those procedures to correct potential flaws?”
Cotton requested a briefing for his office and requested answers by this past Friday at 5 o’clock.
It’s concerning that there seems to be no urgency on the part of the executive branch to get to the bottom of where the cocaine came from.
Sure, it’s entirely possible that the illegal drug was in the possession of someone relatively unknown and that it isn’t a big deal at all.
But there’s only one way to find out, and that’s to have the proper investigations conducted.
The American people deserve to know if there is a drug abuser in the White House, particularly if they are a ranking Biden administration official.
Though, something tells us that we won’t be finding out who was the one who was in possession of the cocaine.
The DC Daily Journal will keep you updated on any developments in this story.