Remember when the media was awash with reports about Secret Service agents finding white powder in the White House? The saga kicked off shortly before Independence Day, and every member of the chattering class chimed in with speculation as to who the coke-nosed culprit could be.
The situation calmed down after the Secret Service, with a wink and nudge, announced that it could not identify the person who brought the drugs to the president’s residence. But now, it appears there is another development, and the game, as they say, is afoot once again.
Reporter Susan Katz Keating of Soldier of Fortune Magazine published an exclusive on Sunday explaining that the Secret Service informed President Joe Biden in July who brought the cocaine into the White House:
The Secret Service told President Joe Biden the name of the person who brought a packet of cocaine into the White House last month, according to three security sources with direct knowledge of the incident.
All three sources independently told Soldier of Fortune the same name, which arose from an investigation into the incident. The sources currently work for a U.S. government agency, and are not authorized to speak to the media.
Soldier of Fortune posed the question directly to Joe Biden, via text message, and also to others within the family orbit: Jill Biden, Hunter Biden, Ashley Biden, and Kamala Harris. The text message to President Biden is reproduced, below. The message bounced back as undelivered.
If this report is true, then it appears the Secret Service was just kidding when it announced on July 13 that the agency’s investigation “will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered.”
One of the sources told Keating that if she wanted to know who the cokehead is, she should “ask Joe Biden” because “he knows who it is.”
Many of those who chimed in on the scandal looked at Hunter Biden, the president’s son, as the most likely suspect given his long and storied history of drug use. However, Keating explained that “security sources told Soldier of Fortune that the First Son was not involved.”
“It was someone within the Biden family orbit, and it wasn’t Hunter,” the source said.
This led the reporter to go on a fishing expedition of sorts to see if she could get the name of the individual by sending a text message to Joe Biden and others within the family’s “orbit.” This included Jill Biden, Hunter Biden, Ashley Biden, and Vice President Kamala Harris:
Hello Mr. President, Susan Katz Keating here, the publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine. I have been trying to contact you and your office about the packet of cocaine that was found at the White House on July 2. Three trusted sources tell me the Secret Service gave you the name of the person who brought the cocaine into the Executive Mansion. Is this true; and if so, can you please confirm the name? If you know the name and are not revealing it, please explain why. Many thanks, ~Susan
The message bounced back as “undelivered.” In a conversation with the New York Post, Keating said she “noted the text because every other method I tried brought no results,” and that she needed “to give the White House / Biden the opportunity to respond.”
The name of the individual has still not been discovered. But this development, if accurate, shows that the White House and Secret Service have been rather deceptive throughout this whole sordid affair.