Trump Erupts After Secret Service Ends Investigation

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On Thursday, the erstwhile President Trump rebuked the Secret Service for discontinuing their inquiry into the cocaine located at the White House, implying that it manifests a “dual system of justice.”

“With all the cameras pointing straight at the so-called ‘crime scene,’ and the world’s top forensics at their disposal, they still can’t decipher it? The answer is known to them, and to everyone else as well!” Trump posted on Truth Social.

On Thursday, the Secret Service announced in a legislative briefing that the investigation into the cocaine discovered in the White House will be officially closed on Friday, after the inability to pinpoint a suspect.

“As they persist in scrutinizing and investigating me for years in what has been dubbed the greatest Witch Hunt in history,” Trump retorted, emphasizing that this demonstrates a “Dual System of Justice.”

Several former White House staff members under Trump have expressed their dissatisfaction with the media for showing greater interest in tracking those infected during a 2020 COVID-19 outbreak than identifying the origin of the drugs recently found. The Secret Service, however, was not in charge of investigating who in the Trump White House contracted the virus.

Chad Gilmartin, who was once Trump’s principal assistant press secretary and special assistant, posted on Twitter, “When you fall ill vs. When you misplace your cocaine.”

His tweet was paired with a New York Times graphic depicting individuals who tested positive for the virus after attending a White House Rose Garden event, alongside a screenshot of a Fox News headline about the Secret Service concluding their cocaine investigation.

Ben Williamson, who served as a senior communications advisor for Trump, reiterated the sentiment, commenting, “Junior press aides who tested positive for COVID had their pictures displayed on national TV within hours.”

Harrison Fields, another ex-staffer, posted a graphic tracking the COVID outbreak in the White House and claimed, “During the Trump administration, the press was more diligent in tracking those with cold symptoms than those snorting COCAINE in the Biden administration’s WEST WING.”

During a discussion with reporters on Thursday, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) informed that lawmakers from the House Oversight Committee were told the Secret Service had narrowed down a suspect list of roughly 500 individuals. She added that the Secret Service declined to share further details about the individuals on the list, stating it was classified information, only disclosing that it comprised a “wide range of individuals.”

The cocaine was discovered on July 2 in the West Wing’s lobby area where visitors leave their electronics and personal belongings prior to entry.

According to Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), the Secret Service informed lawmakers on Thursday that .007 grams of cocaine were found. She mentioned that the Secret Service did not specify when exactly the cocaine had been left at the White House.

Conservative media and Republican legislators have attempted to link the cocaine discovery to President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, who has a past of drug misuse. However, the White House has denied such allegations.

“I must address some irresponsible reporting about the family,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre last week. “I’ve stated unequivocally … the Biden family was not present. They were at Camp David.”