The United States Secret Service is reportedly refusing to disclose any information related to cocaine found inside the White House last week.
The information was requested under the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) by investigative reporter Jason Leopold of Bloomberg Business. The Secret Service responded to the request by citing concerns that releasing the information could potentially interfere with enforcement proceedings.
Leopold shared a photo of the letter on Twitter, which said the Secret Service would not comply with the request because it “could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”
NEW: In response to my #FOIA request, Secret Service says it cannot release any records about the cocaine found in the White House because it would interfere enforcement proceedings. pic.twitter.com/28ErB3oWkL
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) July 11, 2023
The cocaine was discovered inside the West Wing of the White House last week. Ever since, many have been speculating about who might have brought it in and questions have been raised about the circumstances.
Although many in the legacy media have sought to downplay the possibility that it could have been brought in by a family member, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino pointed out that this would be the only viable option.
"There's absolutely ZERO chance anyone other than a family member brought that cocaine inside the White House complex," Bongino said. "No chance that would make it past the mag/security checkpoints. Family bypasses those."
There’s absolutely ZERO chance anyone other than a family member brought that cocaine inside the White House complex. No chance that would make it past the mag/security checkpoints. Family bypasses those.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 5, 2023
If the cocaine did indeed come from a family member, the White House would likely be facing serious questions regarding security measures. However, due to the Secret Service's refusal to disclose any information, it may be difficult to determine who was responsible, since much of the information they have gathered is likely kept confidential.
As for the president, Joe Biden has stated that he is “incredibly disturbed” by the discovery of the cocaine and has vowed that if any of his family members are found to be involved, they will be held accountable.
The Secret Service's refusal to disclose any information suggests that they may be working to protect the president and his family from any potential fallout. Whether they will be successful, however, remains to be seen.