According to reports, with regard to the cocaine that was discovered in the White House a little over a week ago, the Secret Service is refusing to abide by Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) demands.
The Secret Service reportedly told Bloomberg Business investigation writer Jason Leopold that the revelation of the requested material may “interfere with the enforcement proceedings.”
Leopold posted a picture of the letter he had obtained with the description, “NEW: In regard to my #FOIA request, the Secret Service claims it is unable to disclose any records concerning the cocaine discovered at the White House since doing so would cause interference with enforcement procedures.”
“This is the last response to your most recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which the U.S. Secret Service obtained on July 10, 2023, for information relating to emails, texts, photos, writings, memos, instructions, and intellect newsletters and risk evaluations, after action news reports, unusual activity reporting, freely available intelligence/social media surveillance reports, referring to the cocaine discovered inside the West Wing of the White House.”
The letter went on to say that “we regret having to inform you that we are unable to comply,” highlighting the “foreseeable harm” threshold and claiming that any disclosure of the data you have asked for “could reasonably be expected to hinder enforcement proceedings.”
Leopold was given 90 days from the letter’s conclusion to challenge their judgment.
Since the cocaine was discovered, speculation has centered on the potential source of its entry into the White House. Hunter Biden, the struggling son of President Biden who has a history of drug misuse, has been the topic of much controversy. While most mainstream media sites have tried to avoid it, some have argued that no one outside the family could’ve brought it there.
“There is almost no chance that anybody besides a family member carried the cocaine into the White House compound. There is no way anything would get past the security and mag checks. Family avoids those,” according to retired Secret Service agent Dan Bongino.