A bag of cocaine found in the West Wing last month reportedly may have belonged to someone in the “Biden family orbit” — and the president allegedly knows who it is.
Soldier of Fortune publisher Susan Katz Keating made the shocking claim, citing three security sources, in a report published Sunday — even texting a number linked to President Biden in a bid to sniff out the culprit.
The Post has not been able to independently confirm the Soldier of Fortune report and the Secret Service has vehemently denied it.
According to Keating, while the Secret Service publicly announced July 13 they had closed the investigation without identifying a suspect due to a “lack of physical evidence,” authorities were able to follow enough clues to come up with a name — and were confident enough in their detective work to inform the commander-in-chief.
“If you want the name, ask Joe Biden,” one source told Keating.
“He knows who it is.”
“It was someone within the Biden family orbit, and it wasn’t Hunter,” said a second source, referring to the president’s adult son — an admitted recovering drug addict.
Keating then said she texted a number provided by the White House, purportedly to send Biden SMS messages, and asked point-blank: “Three trusted sources tell me the Secret Service gave you the name of the person who brought the cocaine into the Executive Mansion. Is this true; and if so, can you please confirm the name?”
The message from Keating bounced back with the label “Not Delivered.”
The Post sought to replicate the process by texting the same number provided in the Soldier of Fortune article.
The response appeared to be an automated text linking to the Community messaging platform.
Last July, the White House announced Biden had joined Community, a text messaging system in which celebrities can communicate with ordinary folks directly.
Biden’s team rolled out a Delaware-based phone number for the platform, encouraging everyday citizens to share their personal experiences with gun violence.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told The Post that Soldier of Fortune’s claim that the agency identified the cocaine’s owner and then briefed the president “is false.”
“The Secret Service does not know who transported the small bag of cocaine into the White House,” Guglielmi said.
“Our investigation could not lead to a person of interest and there were no discernible fingerprints or DNA that could be recovered from the packaging.”
He added: “Our source is the independent crime lab of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This institution is not affiliated with the Secret Service, or the Department of Homeland Security. The FBI is nationally accredited in this area of forensic science and they conducted a very thorough analysis of the packaging.”
Prior to purchasing Soldier of Fortune and becoming its publisher in May 2022, Keating worked as a reporter at the Washington Times covering security issues before moving to the Washington Examiner to become a senior editor.
“I noted the text because every other method I tried brought no results. I am getting a lot of good information from sources, but I have to give the White House / Biden the opportunity to respond,” Keating told The Post.
“I sent several text messages, as per their offering. Each time, it bounced back as undelivered. I published the screen shot to show that I used the method the White House told me to use, and it didn’t work. I wanted to document that I made the attempt.”
On July 2, a Secret Service agent on a routine patrol flagged roughly one gram of cocaine in a storage locker inside the West Wing executive entrance, according to GOP lawmakers briefed on the matter.
The illicit drug was discovered one floor below the Oval Office and steps from the Situation Room — though administration officials noted the latter room has not been used for months due to ongoing renovations.
There were also no cameras situated in a position to capture footage of the offender, the protective agency told lawmakers.
The quickness of the public investigation and the inability — or unwillingness — of law enforcement to identify who brought illegal drugs into one of the most secure buildings in the world caused shock and outrage among Republicans and other Biden critics.
“I wonder where that cocaine came from, what happened?” former President Donald Trump riffed at a New Hampshire rally Tuesday.
“That was the quickest investigation I’ve ever seen,” he added.
Last month, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre snapped at a reporter from The Post who sought assurances that the dimebag was not the property of a Biden family member.
“You know, there has been some irresponsible reporting about the family,” Jean-Pierre said.
“The Biden family was not here,” Jean-Pierre stressed.
“They were not here. They were at Camp David. They were not here Friday, they were not here Saturday or Sunday, they were not even here Monday. They came back on Tuesday. So to ask that question is actually incredibly irresponsible, and I’ll just leave it there.”
The cocaine was discovered on a Sunday night, two days before the Independence Day holiday.
Biden had departed for Camp David the Friday before the discovery, accompanied by Hunter, who attracted suspicion after pool reports noted he had been spotted around the White House that day.
Cocaine is a Schedule II drug under the Controlled Substance Act and its possession, use and distribution are illegal under federal law.
Last year, the Secret Service also discovered trace amounts of marijuana in the White House.
The year before that, five members of President Biden’s staff were fired for past pot use, with one terminated aide claiming to the Daily Beast that the White House was “exclusively targeting younger staff and staff who came from states where it was legal.”