Congressional officials have been pressing for answers in the wake of a troubling discovery made on White House grounds on July 2 -- the presence of small amounts of cocaine.
At a briefing Thursday, Secret Service agents confirmed to members of the House Oversight Committee that cocaine had been found near the White House’s West Executive entrance and weighed less than a gram.
The agents also told the committee that the probe is likely to be closed Friday, as officials have turned up no suspects in connection to the incident.
"There's a list of more than 500 individuals that they looked into their backgrounds for prior drug records or use, and nothing was determined from their analysis," said Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who sits on the House Oversight Committee.
The Colorado lawmaker further revealed to Just the News that this is the third time drugs have been found on White House grounds since last year, noting that marijuana had been discovered twice beforehand.
"I certainly did not hear about the marijuana that was found in 2022, two times, and now there's cocaine on the property," said Boebert. "So everything they do is to move along to the next story. They know there will be another Biden crime crisis.”
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who also joined the briefing, added that many are frustrated at the lack of a suspect or resolution to the incident.
"The cocaine caper is going to be concluded without any outcome. No suspects, no resolution," said the South Carolina lawmaker. "which is frustrating, because every time there's something unsavory happening on the president, the White House's administration, we never get an answer. And it's just ironic and interesting and frustrating."
The revelations bolster existing skepticism toward the Biden Administration’s handling of law enforcement within the White House. Questions remain as to who brought the cocaine onto the grounds, and what other drugs may have been found that the administration has yet to bring to Congress’ attention.
Though officials continue to express frustration with the dynamics at play, many, such as Boebert, seem confident the Biden administration will be forced to answer these questions in the near future.