by Susan Katz Keating
The Secret Service told President Joe Biden the name of the person who brought a packet of cocaine into the White House last month, according to three security sources with direct knowledge of the incident.
All three sources independently told Soldier of Fortune the same name, which arose from an investigation into the incident. The sources currently work for a U.S. government agency, and are not authorized to speak to the media.
Soldier of Fortune posed the question directly to Joe Biden, via text message, and also to others within the family orbit: Jill Biden, Hunter Biden, Ashley Biden, and Kamala Harris. The text message to President Biden is reproduced, below. The message bounced back as undelivered.
A white substance was found on July 2 inside the White House, prompting an hours-long, massive response from law enforcement and Hazardous Materials teams. The discovery caused the White House to be evacuated, and streets to be closed along key sectors. A lab test proved that the substance was cocaine.
Another test brought back a hit on fingerprints, a security source said.
The Secret Service launched an official investigation into who brought the cocaine into the Executive Mansion, but shut down the investigation on July 13 for lack of evidence.
But investigators know who brought in the cocaine, security sources said – and so does the president.
“If you want the name, ask Joe Biden,” one source said. “He knows who it is.”
The White House offers a number for people to contact Biden directly. Using that number, Soldier of Fortune texted a message to the president.
Hello Mr. President, Susan Katz Keating here, the publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine. I have been trying to contact you and your office about the packet of cocaine that was found at the White House on July 2. Three trusted sources tell me the Secret Service gave you the name of the person who brought the cocaine into the Executive Mansion. Is this true; and if so, can you please confirm the name? If you know the name and are not revealing it, please explain why. Many thanks, ~Susan
The message bounced back as not delivered.
When cocaine was found inside the White House, some observers speculated that the drug belonged to Hunter Biden. But security sources told Soldier of Fortune that the First Son was not involved.
“It was someone within the Biden family orbit, and it wasn’t Hunter,” another source said.
A text message asking Biden to confirm that the cocaine did not belong to Hunter bounced back as not delivered.
Hello Mr. President, Susan Katz Keating here, the publisher of Soldier of Fortune magazine. I am working on a story about the packet of cocaine that was found at the White House on July 2. My sources tell me the cocaine did not belong to your son Hunter. Can you confirm this? Do you know who the packet belonged to? Many thanks, ~Susan
Others within the family orbit – Jill Biden, Hunter Biden, Ashley Biden, and Kamala Harris – did not immediately return requests for comment.
Representative James Comer (R-KY), chairman of the House Oversight Committee, last month asked Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle to provide “a staff level briefing” on the cocaine issue.
“The presence of illegal drugs in the White House is unacceptable and a shameful moment in the White House’s history,” Comer wrote in his July 7 letter to Cheatle.
Anyone who wants to report direct knowledge of the cocaine incident can send a message through this whistleblower portal at the House Oversight Committee.
Susan Katz Keating is the publisher of Soldier of Fortune.