In a recent episode of KARN on July 10th, 2023, the talk show hosts Toby Howell and Rebecca Davis were joined by political strategist and author Raven Harrison to discuss the latest developments regarding the discovery of cocaine in the White House. This shocking incident has raised questions about security protocols and the potential risks it poses. Let's delve into the highlights of this conversation and explore the implications of this concerning discovery.

KARN July 10th, 2023 with Raven Harrison

First News with Toby Howell

During the interview, Raven Harrison raised some thought-provoking points regarding the cocaine discovery in the White House. The transcript sheds light on the following key highlights:

Firstly, Harrison expressed surprise at the lack of information about potential suspects, emphasizing that it seems like only the Secret Service is in the dark. Despite the White House being one of the most secure places in the world, with various security measures in place, the fact that the perpetrators remain unknown is perplexing.

Furthermore, Harrison questioned the White House's emphasis on proving the absence of the Biden family during the incident, suggesting it may be a mere distraction tactic. Instead of focusing on who was present or absent at the time, the priority should be how such a breach of security occurred in the first place, regardless of who was physically there.

The interview also touched upon the importance of transparency and government accountability, as well as the potential risks posed by this security lapse. Harrison highlighted that if it had been a more dangerous substance like anthrax, the consequences could have been catastrophic. It becomes evident that the discovery of cocaine within the highly secured White House demands attention and resolution.


  • Announcer: Toby Howell and Rebecca Davis on News Radio 1029KARN.
  • Toby Howell: Welcome back to the Monday edition of First News here on the 10th of July. It's just about 19 minutes in front of 9 o'clock. Now joining us to give us the latest on the cocaine that was found inside the White House is political strategist, also author of the book Raven's Mothole, Fighting the Betrayal of America. Raven Harrison joins us. Raven, welcome back to the show.
  • Toby Howell: How are you this morning?
  • Raven Harrison: Thanks for having me, feeling great.
  • Toby Howell: Very good. Raven, what is the latest on the cocaine they found about a week ago in the White House? Have they developed any suspects at this point?
  • Raven Harrison: Well, I'm thinking at this point that the only people who don't know who did it is probably a secret service. But we have no information about that. We know that it was found in a cubby, supposedly. First, they said it was reported in the library of the West Wing. And it's just important for people to understand. You hear a lot of terms come out. What's a heavily trafficked area? All that is true. But this is, in theory, one of the most secure places in the entire world. You've got visitor logs. You have video surveillance. You have secret service, marine detail, and facial recognition software in use everywhere in the West Wing. And yet they're saying they have no idea whose line is it anyway.
  • Toby Howell: Yeah, right. So it makes a lot of sense. I mean, that's got to be one of the most perplexing parts of this story is that we know that the security is at a very high level in the White House. And the idea that they can't find who did this or who possibly could have done this. I mean, doesn't that seem very outlandish, knowing that there is all this different technology available?
  • Raven Harrison: Well, you have to look at what they don't say is more telling, honestly, than what they do say. They said it's unlikely we will be able to track it down. So this literally just reeks of we're just going to keep turning a blind eye to these multitude of scandals until somebody buys it. It really reminds me of my daughter when she got her first advent calendar full of chocolate and came in with a face full of chocolate and finished Christmas tomorrow.
  • Toby Howell: I think I had that instance happen with me as well. So I understand where your daughter was coming from. So now is it odd to you that the White House is putting so much effort into making sure that we all know that no one from the Biden family, that they weren't in the White House when this happened? Is that, do you find that kind of overbearing? I mean, it seems like that every time that Karine-Jean-Pierre goes to the podium that she's leading off with the Biden's weren't here when all this happened.
  • Raven Harrison: Correct. And she loves her trademark saying, which is, let me be perfectly clear, which means what's coming out of her mouth is nothing.
  • Toby Howell: Right.
  • Raven Harrison: So is double talk. But yes, they're making a huge deal out of the fact, well, he wasn't even here at the time. That really isn't the point. The point was how did it get there? How was it left? Hunter was there within proximity of two days. And this is really, and when you look at it in context, senators, congressmen, federal employees, everyone is searched. Everyone goes through a metal detector. Everyone has to empty their pockets. The only group of people that traditionally are not screened at that level are immediate family members of the president. That has been a historical precedent. So what they're attempting to do is another form of gaslighting. So we can't talk about the laptop. We can't talk about the bribery scandal. We can't talk about the censorship ruling from the Supreme Court. This just seems to be another in a squirrel, you know, deflective that we seem to see from this administration. But this is literally the time that memes were made for. It is definitely a dark mark on the White House and the Oval Office.
  • Toby Howell: You know, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton has been very vocal about wanting to know what the root of the issue is. Who is the suspect? Who did bring this into the White House? And then how? How did this all happen? How important to you do you think that it is for us just as the White House obviously a very important place here in our country? How important is it to figure out how this happened? Because if it wasn't cocaine and it was some other powdery substance that was a lot worse, say anthrax or something, I mean, that would be devastating.
  • Raven Harrison: Absolutely correct. It's critical. We have to restore the people's faith in transparency and government. And you don't get to turn a blind eye to the crimes you don't want to prosecute and investigate. But absolutely correct. What if that had not been cocaine and had been anthrax or something else? There'd be a lot of people at risk. And how does that happen with all of these levels and layers of security that traditional people in places do not have? I mean, Marine Detail, Secret Service, video, facial recognition, they have to empty their pockets. They go through metal detectors. And these are people who go to the Capitol every day are required to relent to this kind of screening. So if all of those don't work, then what does that say about the state of security and affairs? They can't keep the most powerful man in the world safe. But they're saying, oh yeah, nothing to see here. Guys, this is a huge warning sign and something that America should not let drop.
  • Toby Howell: Yeah. Now, it'll be interesting to see what happens this week with it as of course they will progress with the investigation one way or the other. Now, Raven, I wanted to ask you one other thing before I let you go. I believe it was just this past Memorial Day when your book Raven's Mantle, Fighting the Betrayal of America, went on sale to the public. And I know you could pre-order books before that, but what type of reaction have you gotten from the book so far? And can you remind people where they can purchase the book?
  • Raven Harrison: It has been powerful because it is a not only it's a blueprint of a story of coming through Cold War and communism, but it's also a call to action. My eight year old daughter was thrown out of school for voting for Trump in some mock election. And that's what actually created the warrior you guys have now. You can find and Barnes and Noble and we're going to be coming to Arkansas in a few weeks on the second leg of our book tour. So it's been a powerful story.
  • Toby Howell: Well you'll have to keep us informed on where you're going to be here in Arkansas, especially if people want to come out, get the book signed. And obviously, you have to pick up a copy of the book as well. So we'll have you on as we get closer and hopefully you can fill us in on what all the details of that trip will be.
  • Raven Harrison: And yes, and we'll make sure a book gets to you ASAP so you can thumb through it, but it's a powerful read.
  • Toby Howell: Yes, no, it sounds terrific. But Raven, I always appreciate you coming on the show. Appreciate your insight. And we'll talk again real soon before you get up here to Arkansas. We'll get the people the information on where they can go and meet you.
  • Raven Harrison: Looking forward to it.
  • Toby Howell: All right. Thank you, Raven. There goes Raven Harrison, political strategist, also author of the book. Raven's Mantle, Fighting the Betrayal of America.


The discussion on KARN with Raven Harrison brought to light the concerning discovery of cocaine in the White House. The lack of progress in identifying the culprits raises questions about the effectiveness of security measures and the need for accountability. This incident serves as a reminder that even the most secure locations are not immune to breaches, emphasizing the urgency to address these issues promptly.

As citizens, it is crucial to stay informed and hold our government accountable. Incidents like these should not be overlooked or forgotten. We must demand transparent investigations and tangible steps to prevent similar security breaches in the future. Additionally, for those interested in exploring Raven Harrison's perspectives further, her book "Raven's Mantle: Fighting the Betrayal of America" offers an in-depth analysis of her experiences and insights.

Let us remain vigilant, actively participate in discussions surrounding these incidents, and work towards a more accountable and secure government.