During an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” with Maria Bartiromo, former President Donald Trump expressed his belief that the Secret Service possesses information regarding the individual responsible for the bag of cocaine discovered at the White House.
Trump questioned the notion that officials remain unaware of the substance’s owner, particularly considering its proximity to the West Executive entrance in the Situation Room.
“You know how many cameras they have opposite the front door of the Situation Room?” Trump asked.
“I’ve gotten to know the Secret Service really well, and I can’t speak more highly of these people, they are incredible people,” Trump added. “And I believe that they know everything – they’re really smart and good at what they do.”
In July, a bag of cocaine was discovered at the White House. Recently, the Secret Service publicly stated their inability to determine the owner of the substance.
During the Sunday interview, former President Trump expressed significant doubt regarding the investigation’s findings.
“I don’t think it’s possible for bags of cocaine to be left in a certain area, in the Situation Room,” he added. “I’m not talking about five blocks away, the Situation Room, where you decide on war, where you decide on nuclear.”
In a statement on Thursday, the Secret Service explained that their investigation into the incident involved a comprehensive review spanning multiple days before the substance’s discovery. They created an index of several hundred individuals who potentially had access to the area where the substance was ultimately found.
According to the Secret Service, investigators formed a group of identified individuals to compare forensic evidence obtained from the FBI’s analysis of the packaging of the substance. However, the investigation did not yield any latent fingerprints, and there was an insufficient amount of DNA for meaningful investigative comparisons.