KJP Won’t Respond About White House Cocaine – Watch
The White House has been tight-lipped about the discovery of cocaine in the West Wing on Sunday, refusing to answer multiple questions from reporters about the incident.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Wednesday that she was “confident” the Secret Service would “get to the bottom of the situation.” However, she declined to answer questions about who brought the cocaine into the White House, whether any staff members had been drug tested, or whether any security protocols would be changed as a result of the incident.
“As you know, the president and the first lady and their family were not here this weekend, as you all reported on this and as you also know that they left on Friday and returned just yesterday,” she said. “Where this was discovered is a heavily-traveled area where many White House – West Wing, I should be even more specific, West Wing visitors come through this particular area, I just don’t have anything more to share.”
White House correspondent Jacqui Heinrich asked Jean-Pierre: “How determined is the president to get to the bottom of who brought illegal drugs to the White House?”
“The Secret Service is getting to the bottom of it and that’s what matters, and it’s under their purview,” the press secretary responded.
“But the question was how determined is the president,” Heinrich pushed back.
“The president thinks it’s very important to get to the bottom of this,” Jean-Pierre replied. “That’s why the Secret Service, which is under their purview, is looking into this. And they’re going to look into what happened this weekend. So the president thinks this is incredibly important to get to the bottom of this.”
The Secret Service has also been reluctant to provide details about the investigation. In a statement on Tuesday, Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that the agency was “conducting a full review” of how the cocaine got into the West Wing. However, he declined to provide any further information, including where the cocaine was found or who may have been responsible for bringing it into the White House.
The lack of transparency from the White House and the Secret Service has led to speculation about what happened. Some have suggested that the cocaine was brought into the White House by a staff member, while others have speculated that it may have been left by a visitor.
The incident has also raised questions about the security of the White House. The West Wing is considered to be one of the most secure buildings in the world, but the discovery of cocaine suggests that there may be vulnerabilities in the security system.
The White House’s refusal to answer questions about the cocaine incident is only adding to the mystery surrounding the case. It is unclear what happened, who is responsible, or what steps will be taken to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.
Karine Jean-Pierre repeatedly refuses to answer questions on the cocaine found in the West Wing.
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