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A Secret Service agent was forced to open fire on suspects in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Sunday night to protect President Joe Biden’s granddaughter, Naomi Biden.
“At around 11:58 p.m. on Sunday in the Georgetown neighborhood of D.C., Secret Service agents encountered possibly three individuals breaking a window on a parked and unoccupied government vehicle,” Fox News reported after confirming the incident.
“During the encounter, a federal agent discharged a service weapon, and it is believed no one was struck, the Secret Service said. The offenders immediately fled the scene in a red vehicle and a regional lookout was issued to supporting units,” the report continued.
A statement from the Secret Service noted: “There was no threat to any protectees and the incident is being investigated by the DC Metropolitan Police Department and the Secret Service.”
Over the summer, the Secret Service turned down a request made under the Freedom of Information Act on Tuesday for communications pertaining to its investigation into the cocaine discovered in the White House, claiming that making the records public would jeopardize the case.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Leopold took to the X platform to post the response from the Secret Service to his request, in which the agency stated that “disclosure could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings.”
The U.S. Secret Service found an “unknown item” earlier this month, which led to the evacuation of the White House grounds. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Wednesday that laboratory testing for the material discovered in the White House was cocaine.
Secret Service units blocked off roads around the President’s official residence, while a DC Fire Department hazmat team was dispatched to the location to investigate. All road closures have now been lifted, the spokesperson confirmed.
“NEW: In response to my #FOIA request, Secret Service says it cannot release any records about the cocaine found in the White House because it would interfere enforcement proceedings,” he tweeted.
NEW: In response to my #FOIA request, Secret Service says it cannot release any records about the cocaine found in the White House because it would interfere enforcement proceedings. pic.twitter.com/28ErB3oWkL
— Jason Leopold (@JasonLeopold) July 11, 2023
Former Secret Service agent-turned-conservative media heavyweight Dan Bongino subsequently gave an insider’s account of how the illegal drug could have gotten into the White House.
In a Rumble video titled “The Cocaine-Gate Inside Scoop,” Bongino gave his account of what he believes happened after the Secret Service announced that a “suspicious white powder” found in the White House turned out to be the illegal drug.
“DO NOT TRUST the White House version of events about the cocaine. The Bongino Rule is in full effect,” he prefaced on Twitter.
“Here’s the issue here. There’s going to be a lot of commentary on this from people who have not done security or aren’t even remotely familiar with how security at the White House even works,” he noted in the video.
After noting that the White House sits on an 18-acre site, he explained that there are only two checkpoints where visitors can get in, and they are heavily manned by Secret Service personnel using the best screening technology.
“Who could have possibly went through a checkpoint and brought cocaine in?” he asked rhetorically. “The answer is no one. It’s someone who would have bypassed the checkpoints.”
Bongino then noted that Secret Service agents and those they protect, such as the first family and guests of the Bidens, would not have to go through the checkpoints.
“The Secret Service didn’t have cocaine on ’em, so it had to be one of the protectees. There is no other explanation,” he continued. “They would have never gotten through the checkpoint.”
“They were driven in,” Bongingo added.
The host went on to say that “it’s a simple explanation” before referencing Occam’s razor — meaning the simplest solution is nearly always the correct answer.
“Keep it simple, stupid,” Bongino said. “Sad, but true. That is most likely what happened. It’s the only way it got in there.”