GOP Lawmaker Claims Secret Service ‘Destroyed’ Bag Of Cocaine

After a bag of white powder found in the White House was determined to be cocaine, the Secret Service launched an investigation that concluded just a few days later without identifying any suspects.

Considering the security measures in place claims that there was not enough evidence to determine who left the bag were met with skepticism.

In an interview earlier this year, U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) alleged that Secret Service investigators not only stopped short of conducting a thorough investigation but actually destroyed evidence.

Asserting that agents “don’t even have the key from the locker” in the area of the White House where the bag was found, he said that the story changed from an assertion that they did not find enough DNA evidence to claims that no such evidence was recovered at all.

“Apparently, they destroyed the bag and any chance of getting any DNA,” Burchett added.

Highlighting the perceived shortcomings of the probe, he went on to describe what would have happened if a similar incident had transpired during his term as mayor of Knox County.

“When we found an unknown substance somewhere, we called on law enforcement, our sheriff’s department, the best in the country, and our police department, one of the best in the country, obviously, to come in with hazmat suits to put it in the bag and take it to a lab,” he said. “That’s exactly what they should have done here. They should have taken it to Quantico and analyzed it, but instead, they destroyed the bag.”

In response to the situation, Burchett said his fellow congressional Republicans should be doing more to hold authorities responsible.

“We have some members that don’t have any guts, frankly and it ticks me off,” he said. “I have often said that you know, we are the government’s checkbook, and we need to start cutting money to these groups. The IRS, the Pentagon, Department of Justice.”

National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby, on the other hand, defended the work of the agents responsible for the inconclusive investigation.

“They did the best they could to track down how it got there and who it might have belonged to and they just were not able to come up with any forensic evidence that proves it,” Kirby added.