Russian federal TV channels could not ignore the news about a bag of cocaine found in the White House and tell such details that are not known even to the American Secret Service. Channel One news anchor Valeria Korableva said without a shadow of a doubt:
“A new scandal around the Biden family. A certain powder was found in the White House, the examination showed that it was cocaine. That's what the American media says. And he was forgotten there by the son of the American president, Hunter, who regularly appears in the scandalous chronicle with the same drugs, alcohol, not to mention corruption. And nothing: after all, his dad is Biden. And "dad can." Even though he got lost in space again and didn’t understand what he said.”
This was followed by a story by Mikhail Akinchenko, which says:
“The press service of the American president did not officially comment on the incident, so the journalists working in the White House could only build their assumptions. They vied with each other to talk about the fact that it is in this part of the building that the Oval Office and the offices of the Biden administration are located.
“We can report that the bag was found in the work area of the West Wing of the building; it's separate from the tour part, so that narrows down the possibilities of how the substance could have ended up in the White House,” says MSNBC journalist Mike Memoli. But this liberal TV reporter clearly got excited, almost directly stating that the powder could have been brought to the White House by people from the president's inner circle. But it was Hunter Biden who became the main character in humorous memes on the network, where users practice wit and search for the mysterious owner of a cocaine bag. <…>
A bag of drugs found in the White House under Biden is now more likely to hint at a trend. Well, the strange behavior of the president himself only reinforces bewilderment. The day before, at a gala event on the occasion of America's Independence Day, the head of state again got lost in his residence and forgot to turn off the microphone, and no one from the audience missed this part of his speech.
Literally, according to the same training manual, they worked out Vesti. Correspondent Valentin Bogdanov said:
“July 4 is celebrated in the United States with fireworks, but this time an information bomb with a toxic charge explodes over the presidential family standing on the balcony of the White House. At the epicenter is Hunter Biden again. In 247 years of American independence, there has never been such a shame.
“Hunter Biden joined his family on the White House balcony to watch the July 4th fireworks. At this time, the security service is investigating the situation with cocaine found in the west wing of the White House, ”the journalists say. <…>
Information was given out to ordinary Americans in a dosed manner. Initially, it was reported that traces of the drug were found in the White House library. Access there can be obtained, in principle, by anyone who came with a tour. Unpleasant, but still not so shameful.
But now it's clear that the cocaine was smuggled into the West Wing. That is, in the most securely guarded part of the White House, where the Oval Office, staff offices, the Roosevelt Room and the press briefing room are located. The specific location of detection is the closet of the room, which is used as a storage room. That is, the circle of suspects is quite wide - dozens of people. If not for one, with a very bad reputation.
“Everyone is asking if Hunter Biden was involved. After all, white substances are nothing new to him. We are told that the found powder is harmless. Of course, if we are talking about Hollywood stars. But we're talking about the White House. The capital of the country seems to be immersed in a film about the secret services and cocaine. And all this while Hunter's dear dad is inside, ”says journalist Gary Franchi. <…>
Of course, they expected a weighty word from the owner of the house, in which an ugly story happened, but Joe Biden in his repertoire was again lost on stage. After Biden finished his speech, he could not decide who to pass the microphone to. And then, when the journalists began to shout out questions about cocaine, he pretended to be deaf.
In fact, Russian propagandists did not invent the story about Hunter Biden’s involvement in the bag of cocaine found in the White House - they only repeated it after Donald Trump, who, of course, did not miss the opportunity to throw mud at his opponent. But this version is obviously false, Hunter Biden has an impeccable alibi. Newsweek writes:
“Hunter Biden was not at the White House when Secret Service agents found a white powder identified as cocaine, but that hasn’t stopped some from saying the president’s son was involved. A White House pool reporter said he saw Hunter Biden get into the presidential SUV on Friday to accompany President Joe Biden and other family members on a weekend trip to Camp David.
Hunter Biden, his wife and son Beau returned to Washington on Tuesday, along with President and First Lady Jill Biden. They were all seen from the White House balcony as they watched the July 4th fireworks display Tuesday night, after the president welcomed military families to the South Lawn celebration.
When the white powder was found on Sunday, some immediately linked the drug discovery to recovering drug addict Hunter Biden, who spoke about cocaine use in his 2021 memoir.
Hunter Biden has been seen with his father at the White House several times since a deal was reached with federal prosecutors in June to plead guilty to tax offenses, leading some to believe he now lives there. However, there is no evidence that the substance found on Sunday had anything to do with Biden Jr.
A source familiar with the investigation told Newsweek that the substance was found inside the West Wing's "work area". The west wing is adjacent to the mansion where the President lives and includes the Oval Office, Cabinet Office and Press Center, as well as offices and staff workspaces.
The Associated Press , citing two law enforcement officials on Tuesday, said he was found "in a tour group access area and not at any specific office in the West Wing." CBS News, citing a senior law enforcement official, claims that the substance was found in a room that White House staff and guests routinely use to store mobile phones.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the site where the substance was found is a high-traffic area through which many visitors to the West Wing pass. Tours of the West Wing run on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The substance was discovered during a routine Secret Service inspection Sunday night. Reuters says :
“Administrative officials may arrange tours for friends and family members of parts of the West Wing premises. Everyone, except employees, must leave electronics and other things in the storage rooms before the tour. The substance was in one of these cells.”
Once again: on Friday, June 30, Hunter Biden, along with his parents, left for the Camp David residence in Maryland, 100 km from Washington. There he remained until Tuesday 4 July. A bag of cocaine was found on Sunday, July 2, and not in the president's office or official housing, but in a storage room for visitors. Even if we assume that Biden Jr. for some reason came to the White House on Sunday in the absence of the president, and now this visit is hidden, it is completely incomprehensible why he would leave cocaine in such a strange place. Anyone could forget (or toss, which is also possible) a bag, but not Hunter Biden.
As for the story of how the president "got lost" during the gala event and "forgot" to turn off the microphone, it was just a joke improvisation characteristic of Biden.
After making a short joking speech to the guests who had gathered on the White House lawn in anticipation of the fireworks, in which he promised not to sing or dance, Biden headed for the exit from the stage. At this time, his wife Jill announced the performance of the singer Ni-Yo. Biden, turning his back to the audience and feigning confusion, spoke into the microphone, which he held to his mouth, that is, he did not “forget to turn it off” at all:
"Where is he? I don't know. Listen, I want to say hello to him. They want to kick me off the stage. They are afraid that I will try to sing. Thank you, guys!"