Former Fox News star Tucker Carlson criticized President Biden’s administration on Saturday, mocking the White House over the discovery of cociane near the Situation Room and the failure to identify the culprit.
The remarks were delivered spontaneously by Carlson at the Turning Point USA’s Action Conference in Florida in response to an audience member’s comment.
“Coke in the White House!” an audience member shouted at Carlson.
“I don’t know what — you know what — the thing about that story, it’s just a mystery to me,” Carlson said facetiously. “No one was more shocked than I was.”
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“Are you serious? In the Biden White House, somebody left an eight-ball of cocaine in a public … I was like, I said to my wife, ‘That’s just not in character. You know? I just don’t believe it.’”
“It’s clearly a set-up. I went right back to Marion Berry, I was like, ‘Somebody set you up.’ I’m serious. It was – you know what I mean, it was –” Carlson said as he lost composure and barked out laughing.
“Can I just —? I’ll stop. That was my favorite story of all time, because it just explains all the behavior. It really does.”
In a shocking move, the Secret Service shuttered the investigation into the dime-sized bag of cocaine on Thursday, claiming that FBI lab tests for fingerprints and DNA came back inconclusive, and the suspect pool was too large to narrow down.
“Without physical evidence, the investigation will not be able to single out a person of interest from the hundreds of individuals who passed through the vestibule where the cocaine was discovered,” the Secret Service said in a statement on Thursday.
“At this time, the Secret Service’s investigation is closed due to a lack of physical evidence.”
Former President Donald Trump refuted the Secret Services’ claim, and said the agency “knows everything” in a Sunday interview on Fox News.
“You know, I’ve gotten to know the Secret Service really well, and I can’t speak more highly of people – these are incredible people,” he told Maria Bartiromo.
“And I believe that they know everything,” he countered. “They’re really smart, and really good at what they do.”
“I don’t think it’s possible for bags of cocaine to be left in a certain area, by the Situation Room – I’m not talking about, you know, five blocks away. The Situation Room – where you decide on war.”
Trump jokes about why Fox News FIRED @TuckerCarlson:
“I used to say Tucker’s a solid 6 out of 10, but the last year and a half he’s a 10. That’s probably why they canned him!” pic.twitter.com/oE47Mw0K43
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 15, 2023
The Biden administration was accused of a “cover-up” by lawmakers, after the agency told Congress they had shut down the investigation last week.
According to Breitbart, the White House does know who brought illicit drugs into the White House, and they confirmed it through a finger print analysis.
“We know who handled it… We’ve known since last week,” a source told Soldier of Fortune magazine.
Breitbart acknowledged that they have yet to verify the report, but allegedly, sources told the magazine the culprit’s name and insisted a second fingerprint test by the FBI “brought back a hit on fingerprints.”
“The FBI has tremendous problems of credibility, the DOJ is weaponized like I’ve never seen before,’ Trump said about the agencies. “I mean, they come after me on boxes and they can’t find drugs.”
“Do you know how many cameras they have opposite the front door of the Situation Room where these drugs were?” he asked.
“They know who this was, they know the person. It’s impossible – how could they not know the person?”
U.S. Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi denied that Soldier of Fortune held any merit.
“This is absolutely not true. The FBI independent from the Secret Service tested the packaging of the cocaine and there were no discernible fingerprints or DNA found on the baggie, the packaging,”he commented.
Guglielmi explained that there weren’t any “investigative leads” that came from combing through the video surveillance tapes, and without it, the agency had “no ability” to question any of the hundreds of people presence at the White House the day that the drugs were found.
“I can say definitely that we do have the reporting back from the FBI and it did say there’s no physical evidence on that thing,” he stated.
“Unfortunately because of that lack of evidence, we just were not able to make a definitive identity of a potential person of interest.”