Biden’s younger dog, Major, caused a lot of trouble for the Secret Service agents last year and they were outraged by the White House’s attempts to downplay bite injuries, newly released documents show.
Major was supposed to be a great PR stunt for the Bidens, but he didn’t want to cooperate with Jill and Joe and be a prop.
In response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, the documents were made public.
According to the records, Major bit Secret Service agents several times over the course of several months last year. The documents provide a timeline from February to August of last year.
“At the current rate, an Agent or Officer has been bitten every day this week causing damage to apparel or bruising/punctures to the skin,” one of the emails, which was part of 36 pages of information released by Judicial Watch, said of the March 2021 attacks.
Judicial Watch further said, the documents further show that agents were advised to protect their “hands/fingers” by placing them “in their pockets”
But White House spokesperson Jen Psaki acknowledged just one incident on March 9, 2021, saying that Major “was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual”. The statement outraged the wounded agent who wrote an angry note to a co-worker which has now been redacted.
The document shows:
Almost immediately after the door had shut, [the agent] observed Major running at [redacted] full stride from the main driveway” and the agent “quickly made an effort to seek shelter inside…[but] Major intercepted [the agent] and bit down on their] left forearm,”The agent “quickly shook Major off,” but then “briefly turned [their] back on Major and the dog bit [redacted] a second time on the right buttock.”
“Approximately 15 minutes after this attack, POTUS Biden opened the front door to let Major into the residence,”
New York Post reported:
The Secret Service tried to keep the details of the dog bite events out of the public eye.
But one of the photos given to the Judicial Watch shows an agent’s ripped wool overcoat. The agent wrote about the incident two months later, saying in a memo that “Major attacked me unprovoked, tearing the wool overcoat I was wearing”.
The agent had also sought reimbursement for the coat, which was valued at more than $500, according to one of the documents, but it’s not known if President Biden paid for it.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton told the New York Post:
“These documents show Major was a dangerous dog and the Biden White House lied about it, placing Secret Service and other White House personnel at needless risk.”