Cocaine was found in the highly secure and closely monitored West Wing of the White House. The White House invoked the Hatch Act to avoid answering whether the cocaine could belong to Hunter or Joe Biden. The Hatch Act primarily prohibits “employees from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, in a federal facility or using federal property.” Later, White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre responded to reporters asking the same question, “to ask that question is actually incredibly irresponsible. And I’ll just leave it there.” She said that neither the President nor family members were at the White House when the cocaine was found. It doesn’t matter when the Bidens were there, but if the cocaine is theirs.
Thursday, July 6, Deputy White House Press Secretary Andrew Bates was asked, “You know, former President Trump has made some pretty wild posts recently on social media. One of them was that the cocaine found in the White House had belonged to either the President or his son. Are you willing to say that that’s not the case, that they don’t belong to them?” Bates responded: “I don’t have a response to that because we have to be careful about the Hatch Act.” He then pivoted to talking about how the Trump campaign must be facing increasing frustration because of Trump’s record of failures against the middle class where Biden has succeeded. Bates couldn’t answer whether the cocaine was Biden’s because of the Hatch Act that prohibits partisan politics, but he can bash the Trump campaign. Either way, he dodged the question.
While a public embarrassment, the incident has prompted the House Oversight and Accountability Committee to investigate. Chairman James Comer (R-KY) sent a letter to US Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle demanding a briefing on the matter. Comer wrote: “This alarming development requires the Committee to assess White House security practices and determine whose failures led to an evacuation of the building and finding of the illegal substance. The Committee requests the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) provide additional information. The presence of illegal drugs in the White House is unacceptable and a shameful moment in the White House’s history.
“According to a senior law-enforcement official, the cocaine was found in a storage facility that is “routinely used by White House staff and guests to store cell phones.” According to reports, USSS agents discovered a suspicious white powder inside the White House, prompting an evacuation of White House staff and personnel. The substance has since been confirmed to be cocaine. This incident has raised additional concerns with the Committee regarding the level of security maintained at the White House.” Indeed, the real issue is whether Biden or members of his staff are using drugs, which truly affects national security. Certainly, everyone is scrambling to divert attention away from it. As Christ said in Matthew 24:4, “Take heed that no man deceive you.” With all the cameras and visitor logs, we should know by now who’s the mule.