The Emergency Response Unit of the District of Columbia has declined a records request seeking details about its response to a cocaine search at the White House last month.

The DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (EMS) announced Friday that it is withholding 19 pages of documents sought under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The request was submitted by Jason Leopold.

Leopold made the following request:

  1. A copy of the request and/or radio call by the US Secret Service for a Hazmat team to respond to a white powder-like substance found at the White House.
  2. A copy of the final report of the test of white powder by the Hazmat team that was found to be cocaine in the West Wing of the White House.
  3. Photos of the substance, any must be present.
  4. Emails referencing a cocaine/white powder-like substance found in the White House.
  5. Final Incident Report/After Action Report in which the white powdery substance found at the White House is referred to as cocaine. (Date Range for Record Search: 07/03/2023 to 07/05/2023)

In a response letter to the FOIA request, Christina Dalton, information and privacy officer for DC Fire and EMS, said she was declining the request under two specific laws.

The first statute quoted explicitly forbids disclosure of “investigative techniques and procedures not generally known outside the government”.

The second law cited by DC Fire and EMS raises even more questions. He claimed that the release of the 19 pages was being held up because they contained “specific vulnerability assessments”. He further stated that the purpose of withholding the release of this information was “to prevent or reduce any acts of terrorism.”

  1. DC Official Code § 2-534(a)(3)(e) – felony records/investigative techniques” – investigative records compiled for law enforcement purposes, including records of investigations conducted by council inquiries and the Police Complaints Office, but only to the extent that the production of such records would disclose investigative techniques and procedures Generally known outside Govt.
  2. DC Official Code § 2-534(a) (10) – “emergency response plan” – any specific response plan, including any District of Columbia response plan, as that term is defined in § 7-2301(1), and any specific vulnerability assessment, including the purpose of any one of which is to prevent or mitigate an act of terrorism, as that term is defined in § 22-3152

The Gateway Pundit had earlier reported that there was a bag of cocaine discovered In the West Wing of the White House. Recent claims suggest it could be from someone close to the Biden family. according to sources new york postPresident Biden may know the identity of this person.

in a report published By Soldier of Fortune, publisher Susan Katz Keating cited information from three security sources.

All three sources said independently soldier of Fortune The same name, which came out from the investigation of the incident. The sources currently work for a US government agency, and are not authorized to speak to the media,’ Keating wrote.

Susan Katz Keating is an award-winning author and investigative reporter who has covered military, defense and security issues. Over the years, he has written for a variety of publications such as the Washington Times and the Washington Examiner and has reported from several conflict zones, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland. Keating is known for his in-depth reporting on the US military and related matters.


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