Thursday, August 3, 2023

Secret Service Refuses to Hand Over ‘Known Pool of Individuals’ List in White House Cocaine Incident; Corruption at the White House Allows Culprits to Escape Justice, Undermining Accountability; 15 Other Things The Secret Service Found At The White House

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Secret Service Refuses to Hand Over ‘Known Pool of Individuals’ List in White House Cocaine Incident
FIRST ON THE DAILY SIGNAL—The Secret Service has refused to turn over the list of individuals who may have accessed the area of the White House where authorities discovered cocaine over the Fourth of July weekend, saying that the record of such a list does not fall under the Freedom of Information Act. This suggests that the Secret Service never created such a list in the first place.
“As your request seeks records reflecting visitors or related information concerning the Office of the President, please be advised that these records are not Secret Service agency records subject to the FOIA,” Kevin Tyrrell, a Freedom of Information Act officer at the Department of Homeland Security, wrote in a letter obtained by The Daily Signal. “Rather, these records are governed by the Presidential Records Act, and remain under the exclusive legal custody and control of the White House.”
The White House Office of General Counsel did not respond to The Daily Signal’s request for comment by press time.
The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project demanded that the Secret Service turn over the list shortly after the agency announced that it had closed the investigation. (The Daily Signal is The Heritage Foundation’s news outlet.)
“Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I respectfully request the following records from the United States Secret Service regarding the White House cocaine investigation,” the Oversight Project’s director, Mike Howell, wrote in a letter to the Secret Service.
“Specifically, I am requesting a copy of the index of several hundred individuals who may have accessed the area where the substance was found,” added Howell, who is also an investigative columnist for The Daily Signal.
Yet Secret Service rejected the Heritage request. The Oversight Project is planning to appeal the rejection.
Steve Bradbury, a distinguished fellow at The Heritage Foundation who served as the general counsel of the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2017 to 2021 and led the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department from 2005 to 2009, broke down the legal distinction between an agency record and a presidential record. --->READ MORE HERE
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Corruption at the White House allows culprits to escape justice, undermining accountability:
The breaking news that the Secret Service concluded its investigation into the small bag of cocaine found at the White House without identifying a suspect is deeply troubling and has sent shockwaves throughout the nation. This incident raises serious concerns about the integrity of our institutions and the potential for corruption within the highest branches of our government. The apparent cover-up and lack of accountability not only undermine the security of the White House but also erode the trust that the American people place in their leaders.
At the heart of any democratic society is the belief that no one is above the law, not even those in positions of power. The principle of accountability is vital to ensure that those who violate the law or breach security protocols are held responsible for their actions. However, the Secret Service’s inability to identify a suspect, in this case, raises serious doubts about the thoroughness and impartiality of their investigation. It is essential to acknowledge that this incident is not a simple matter of a missing bag of cocaine, but rather a symptom of a broader issue of potential corruption and lack of accountability within the White House.
The lack of surveillance footage in the area where the bag of cocaine was found is suspicious and raises questions about the overall security measures in place at the White House. While it is understandable that certain areas need to be restricted and secure, the lack of camera coverage in such a critical location is unacceptable and casts doubt on the effectiveness of the White House’s security protocols.
Moreover, the potential involvement of Hunter Biden in this incident adds another layer of complexity to the matter. Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador, stated “I strongly believe this is a coverup for either Hunter or someone very close to the president, and they don’t want to say who it is,” in an interview at the Family Leadership Summit. She also noted that the area where the bag was found is not a common one to go through, stating, “I’ve been to that area. It is the most secure area anywhere because this is where I, on the National Security Council, with other members of national security met with the president. You discuss the most secure things. I know the area where the locker is — people don’t just go in and out of there.”
While it is crucial not to jump to conclusions without concrete evidence, the perception of favoritism or protection for individuals with close ties to the president can be damaging to the public’s confidence in the government’s ability to maintain impartiality.
The lack of accountability sends a dangerous message to both the American people and those within the government. It suggests that those in power can act with impunity and evade justice, undermining the very foundations of our democracy. If the White House, the symbol of our nation’s leadership, cannot hold individuals accountable for security breaches, it raises questions about how seriously they take their responsibility to protect the American people and uphold the law. --->READ MORE HERE
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