Who’s really blowing smoke here?
With tests confirming Wednesday that the suspicious white substance found at the White House over the weekend was, in fact, cocaine, the Biden administration and its establishment media mouthpieces have been in overdrive trying to give the impression anybody could have left the drug inside one of the most secure buildings in the United States.
But for those who’ve actually worked inside the building and for the Secret Service, there’s likely only a small group that could have been involved.
Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino published a Twitter post on Wednesday declaring flatly that it was someone in the Biden clan.
“There’s absolutely ZERO chance anyone other than a family member brought that cocaine inside the White House complex,” Bongino wrote. “No chance that would make it past the mag/security checkpoints. Family bypasses those.”
Bongino, of course, is now a conservative commentator and celebrity in his own right, but it’s important to remember that his service included protecting both the George W. Bush and the Barack Obama administrations. When he talks security, it’s a non-partisan affair.
His take on the story isn’t how the White House PR staff is playing it, of course.
According to an NBC report Wednesday, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre “reiterated that the cocaine was found in a heavily traveled area that visitors often transit and noted that staff-sponsored tours were held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”
Really? Like some White House aide’s cousin from back in Peru, Indiana, might have been gawking at the seat of executive branch power on a “staff-sponsored” tour and got spooked into depositing a product from Peru, South America?
Ari Fleischer, the first press secretary in the George W. Bush administration, used a Twitter post to blast a New York Times report that used the term “work area” to describe the site where the cocaine was found.
“What gibberish,” he wrote.
“A West Wing ‘work area’? With the exception of the WH Mess and the bathrooms, the entire West Wing is a work area. Where exactly was the cocaine found? In whose office? In the Sit Room? In the private office next to the Oval?