Cocaine was found in the White House following a visit of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter this week. The finding comes as images from the First Son’s laptop appear to show him smoking crack cocaine while driving.
A white powder found in the White House Sunday caused an evacuation. Following testing, it was determined to be cocaine.
According to a Washington Post report, a member of the Washington D.C. Fire Department said that the powder showed a “yellow bar saying cocaine hydrochloride.”
The confirmation that the substance was cocaine occurred about one hour following the evacuation. The reported cocaine was found during “routine rounds” made by the Secret Service.
“The Secret Service does not comment on an ongoing investigation,” said U.S. Secret Service spokesperson Steven Kopek.
However, U.S. Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said that the powder would be undergoing further testing. Guglielmi also said that the agency would investigate how the substance entered the White House.
The president’s son was at the White House on Friday, prior to the discovery of the powder in question Sunday.
You have got to be kidding me. Cocaine was found at the WH and authorities aren’t saying exactly where it was found. If it’s the Old Executive Office Building, it’s likely staff. If it’s the mansion, it’s likely Hunter.
Reporters do your job. https://t.co/aPfGnn4Wof
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) July 4, 2023
Neither the president nor his son were at the White House at the time.
Both Joe and Hunter Biden watched a fireworks display from the White House on July 4, following the substance’s discovery.
The two were photographed alongside Hunter Biden’s son Beau Jr., as well as First Lady Jill Biden.
The discovery of the substance also came as photographs showing the president’s son reportedly smoking crack cocaine while driving were revealed.
The photos allegedly came from Hunter Biden’s laptop. One photo showed him apparently smoking the substance while behind the wheel in Virginia.
Another photo showed him driving 172 miles per hour during a trip to Las Vegas, reportedly to meet with prostitutes.
Hunter Biden recently accepted a plea deal that will likely keep him out of prison in relation to federal tax and firearms charges. The circumstances of the investigation have also sparked a wider discussion over whether Biden’s Department of Justice interfered in the probe.