A top Republican in the House of Representatives is furious with how the investigation into cocaine being found at the White House is being handled by the Secret Service and is threatening to take action.
The scandal, which has become a nightmare for the Biden administration as the frustration of being questioned about can be seen by many officials, is not going away.
Texas Republican Rep. Pat Fallon of the House Oversight Committee appeared on the Fox Business Network show “The Bottom Line” where host Dagen McDowell questioned him as to what his plans are to discover who brought the cocaine into the White House.
“The questions are going to keep coming because the story keeps changing,” the host said. “And the American people deserve answers because that house is the people’s house. When are you got going to get answers?”
“Well, Dagen, they call it the White House and boy, they put on new meaning toward that,” the Republican said. “I would’ve never thought in my life that I’d be asked a question about cocaine found in the White House, Dagen. That’s where we are now with this administration. It’s absolutely ludicrous.”
Co-host Sean Duffy then asked the representative if the Oversight Committee will get involved.
“Will the Oversight Committee get answers on this?” the host said as he suggested that the drugs could belong to Hunter Biden who is a recovering addict. “And do you think the Secret Service – who actually was playing defense for Hunter Biden in regard to the gun charges – will they be on the level with the committee?
The representative said that a full investigation is possible.
“Well, we have to ask these questions because we wouldn’t have found out as much as we have with the corruption, the financial corruption of the Biden family had we not had subpoena power, had we not had the majority, had we not been asking questions and demanding answers,” he said. “So, we have to demand answers now.”
The representative said that if he had to place a wager on who the drugs belonged to he would say Hunter Biden.
Those kinds of assertions have frustrated the administration and it has begun to show.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was frustrated on Friday with all of the questions she has been getting about cocaine and she took her aggression out on a reporter.
The altercation happened when a reporter again asked for Jean-Pierre to unequivocally state that the cocaine that was found in the White House did not belong to the Biden family.
“Can you just say once and for all whether or not the cocaine belonged to the Biden family?” the reporter said.
“We’re not avoiding the question, that is not true, we’ve answered the question, and we’ve litigated the question for the past two days exhaustively,” the press secretary said.
“You know, there has been some irresponsible reporting about the family and so I gotta call that out here. I have been very clear. I was clear two days ago when talking about this over and over again as I was being asked the questions, as you know, and media outlets reported this. The Biden family was not here. They were not here. They were at Camp David. They were not here Friday. They were not here Saturday. They were not here Sunday. They were not even here on Monday. They came back on Tuesday,” she said.
“So to ask that question is actually incredibly irresponsible and I’ll just leave it there,” she said.
It should be noted that again she did not unequivocally deny that the cocaine belonged to the Bidens.
It came a day after another administration official would not confirm or deny that the cocaine found in the White House belonged to President Joe Biden or his son Hunter Biden.
What’s more, they will not even commit to letting the American citizens know who the culprit is, if that person is discovered.
“You know, President — former President Trump has made some pretty wild posts recently on social media. One of them was that the cocaine found in the White House was — had belonged to either the President or his son. Are you willing to say that that’s not the case, that they don’t belong to them?” a reporter asked Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates aboard Air Force One on Thursday.
What followed was one of the greatest deflections in the history of deflections.
“I don’t have a response to that because we have to be careful about the Hatch Act,” Bates said.
The Hatch Act precludes Bates, or any Executive Branch official, from “from engaging in partisan political activity while on duty, in a federal facility or using federal property.”
How answering the question about whether or not the cocaine belonged to one of the Biden’s is a violation of that Act is unknown.