The news that cocaine had been discovered in the White House’s West Wing shocked MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell.
Video reports show Mitchell explaining the finding was “unusual,” noting that it was difficult for her to comprehend.
It was widely reported that when the Secret Service found the material during a regular security check, they immediately feared it was anthrax, causing the evacuation of the facility.
Mitchell explained that the Formal Lab results were in, and the white powdery material discovered in the West Wing tested positive for cocaine, validating the network’s initial suspicions. The White House was evacuated for a short time on Sunday night due to the finding.
Mitchell then remarked that she had reported on the White House since the 1970s, and in all that time, she had never heard of anything like this being discovered in the West Wing. She said it was “pretty wild.”
According to reports on Wednesday, the Secret Service said that the white powder had, in fact, been determined to be cocaine. Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, had reportedly been last seen departing the White House a couple of days before the discovery.
Media reports suggest that Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre misled reporters on Friday to try to protect the Biden administration from the fallout of the cocaine discovery at the White House.
Pierre lied to reporters when she said that the Bidens were not at the White House during the discovery of the cocaine. According to the White House Pool Report, First Son Hunter Biden was present in the White House last Friday with the rest of the Biden family.
In an earlier effort to sidestep inquiries about who was in possession of the cocaine seized at the White House, Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates oddly referenced the Hatch Act.
According to the US Office of Special Counsel, Congress created the Hatch Act to ban federal workers from utilizing state assets while campaigning for partisan office.