Sen. Cotton to Secret Service: Tell us about the cocaine in the West Wing


U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas wants the U.S. Secret Service to come clean on the information it has about cocaine found in the West Wing of the White House on Sunday.

Cotton wrote to U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle and asked that she release the information about the incident. The drug was discovered on Sunday, according to official reporting from the Secret Service.

“I write regarding the Secret Service’s recent discovery of white powder, reportedly confirmed to be cocaine, inside the White House. According to public reports, the Secret Service has not yet confirmed where in the West Wing the cocaine was found. I urge you to release that information quickly, as the American people deserve to know whether illicit drugs were found in an area where confidential information is exchanged,” Cotton wrote.

“If the White House complex is not secure, Congress needs to know the details, as well as your plan to correct any security flaws. Please answer the following questions as soon as
practicable, but in any event no later than 5:00PM on Friday, July 14. Further, please contact my staff to arrange a briefing on this matter, as well as the provision of any answers that are classified or law enforcement sensitive,” he wrote to Cheatle.

The questions Cotton wanted answered are:

  1. Who has access to the White House complex without passing through any security screening? Please provide a complete list of all such individuals.
  2. Who has access to the White House complex while subject to lesser security screening requirements than the most complete screening required of individuals accessing the West Wing? Please provide a complete list of all such individuals, along with a description of the lesser screening requirements and the reasons such individuals are not subject to complete screening.
  3. The Secret Service’s Annual Report for FY2022 notes that the Secret Service’s Personnel Screening K-9 program screens approximately 10 million “visitors to the exterior of The White House each year.” How many visitors to the interior of the White House are screened by the Secret Service’s K-9s each year? Please provide a description of the circumstances under which the Secret Service chooses not to use K-9 screening for West Wing visitors.
  1. In the past five years, how often has the Secret Service encountered illegal drugs at the White House complex? How often were these drugs detected during security screenings, and how often were these drugs encountered inside secure areas?
  2. Section 3056A of Title 18, U.S. Code, provides members of the United States Secret Service Uniformed Division with the authority to “make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony.” Illegally possessing cocaine is a crime under federal law. If the Secret Service discovers the identity of the individual who brought illicit cocaine into the White House complex, will they make an arrest under this provision?
  3. How often does the Secret Service audit its security procedures for the White House complex and adjust those procedures to correct potential flaws? Please provide details regarding the most recent complete audit, including whether it was conducted by the Secret Service or another entity.

Cotton wrote in his capacity as the ranking minority member of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice & Counterterrorism. No Democrat in the Senate has made such a public request of the Secret Service or the White House for information on the scandal.

The president’s press secretary refused to answer any questions about the cocaine during her latest press briefing, answering only that she would leave the details to the Secret Service.


  1. Whoops! Looks like someone forgot to put away one of the “Big Guy’s” remedies.
    They’re “micro-dosing” him with it to keep his heart from stopping & metabolism going……

  2. We had a Chinese spy balloon drift across Alaska, Canada, and the US, lingering for days. A little dime bag of coke in the White House? Who’s going to bother with that? Doesn’t matter anyway, no one would be held accountable or be in any kind of trouble. Press secretary KJP said lots of people go through there so what’s the big deal?

  3. There is more transparency on TV ‘Cops’ shows than at the ‘White House’. Where are the blood, lie detector tests results? Spin lie, spin lie, around we go.

  4. Show me the CCTV and we don’t have to speculate.
    We’ve already established when given the opportunity to prosecute Trump supporters, the DOJ has access to ‘tens of thousands’ of hours of security tape. Identifying the owner of the nose candy shouldn’t be too difficult. I’m thinking its ‘Legs Up’ Harris – hard drug use would explain a lot about her recent public appearances and weird, inappropriate cackling.

    If it was a simple case of a Democrat politician failing to keep their vices out of the public eye – my guess is that security tape will never see the light of day – and likely has already been ‘Epsteined’.

    Of course, the cocaine could be a ‘dirty trick’ by the Deep State to remove Biden ahead of 2024. Trump has a huge chip on his shoulder – and they cannot allow him to be re-elected in 2024. Rigging a mail-in election only credible if the election is reasonably close, and they likely don’t want to resort to the ‘JFK option’ in a polarized nation. Time will tell.

    • You nailed it ! Couldn’t have said better myself . That would have been my guess ! Explains most of the craziness that’s going on in the Whitehouse ! “ Whitehouse “ has different meaning to this crew !

      Worse part is , no one gives a damn

  5. Give everyone there a drug test. If they can make government workers take an untested vaccine, why should that be a problem? This is a security issue.

    • All the visitors too on the day it was found-in the visitor’s area’s cubby storage for things visitors didn’t want to take on their Whitehouse tour.

      • Wow, I had no clue it is so easy to just leave a container of Anthrax in our nations Whitehouse by a tourist which should be the most secure in the nation.

        Someone needs to get a message out to Joe and let him know Al Queda may have an operative plan in place as we speak to toss a batch of anything dangerous into the air handler and the entire staff could be wiped out.

        Thanks for the warning Maureen.! You may have saved the Presidents life!
        Now we know it was found in the visitors cubby storage area. This is tremendous help!

      • Wow you solved the crime Maureen. How did you figure it out with the changing lies coming out of the WH about who did it and they were not there. The Secret Service has said it could only be the Biden crime family because of the restricted area.

  6. The Secret Service is just going to lie about it and 51 administration agents are going to sign off on it. Waste of time Spence nobody in the Biden circle is guilty.

  7. Senator Cotton posts good questions but likely will not get any response. The secret service will stonewall and provide nothing. It is all theatrics and part of the leftist corruption.

  8. That facility is owned by the American tax payer. The last time I looked that particular drug was illegal. We have the sleaziest bunch of bastards in office that ever existed. All of which should be hung for treason among other things. America has scraped the bottom of the septic tank with this bunch of lawless crud. I demand action from our elected officials. Dan it’s time to kick ass.

  9. Probably left over fom the Clinton administration, or possibly one of Gerald Ford’s kids.

  10. Maybe it was from Hamilton Jordan, jimmy Carter’s press guy who got caught snorting at Studio51

  11. This will end in one of two ways. 1: it fades from memory because the dope belonged to Hunter. 2: some innocent sap will be framed and sent to prison,,, again.

  12. Trump has said that it is very easy to find out who left the cocaine in the White House. Just look at the security cameras that are constantly surveilling the rooms and hallways. He oughta know – he occupied the White House for 4 years.

  13. Sadly there is this new thing in America. Most of us know that America is an illicit drug infused nation. Illicit opioids industrial strength have been heavily imported and diffused through our nation from sea to shining sea for decades. Most think of opioids as dispersed person by person. A new metric is that entire families are becoming addicted together. How do you treat that? The alternative movie makers like Katy Chevigny and her associates have made documentaries about family addiction now. The drug problem is very mature in the United States. What if it is pervasive in top offices of national governance unbeknown to us? To use liberal contemporary parlance: “What might that look like on the 4th of July”?

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