Documents show Secret Service agents were disappointed with how the White House handled attacks on them by President Joe Biden’s dog.
Judicial Watch obtained 400 pages of new records including incident reports “detailing multiple attacks and damages caused to United States Secret Service (USSS) members by President Joe Biden’s dog Major at both the White House and Biden’s lake home in Wilmington, DE.”
According to Judicial Watch, the organization obtained the documents as a result of an October 2021 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.
In a March 2021 email chain, a member of the Presidential Protective Division (PPD) expressed their frustration with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s attitude about the incident with the dog during a press briefing.
A fellow agent checked on the member, asking, “You ok? Someone told me you got bit.”
The member replied, “Yes I got bit by Major on [redacted] and NO I didn’t surprise the dog doing my job by being at [redacted] as the press secretary just said!”
The statement went on, “Now I’m pissed. Thanks for checking in.”
BREAKING: Judicial Watch obtained 400 pages of new records including incident reports detailing multiple attacks and damages caused to Secret Service members by President Biden’s dog Major at both the WH and Biden’s lake home in Wilmington, DE (1/3). https://t.co/fjmGratJS7 pic.twitter.com/q0G6YBrnv3
— Judicial Watch ⚖️ (@JudicialWatch) April 13, 2022
The fellow agent responded, “SMH [shaking my head]… hope you didn’t get hurt to bad. Take care.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement, “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.”
He added, “And it seems the Secret Service management seemed more concerned about managing press relations than taking care of its agents.”
Fitton claimed the agency is “still withholding information about this mess.”
In August 2021, the organization uncovered Secret Service records showing Biden’s dog was responsible for more attacks than the administration publicly acknowledged.
In a May 2021 email, another Secret Service agent describes a dog bite incident and is then criticized for the additional details added.
An official told him, “Please submit with the language that has been approved by LEG [legal office]. Unless you dispute anything in the verbiage that was presented to you, there shouldn’t be a need to embellish with additional details that aren’t required for approval.”
The agent’s email was then forwarded, with the statement, “SA [redacted] verbiage was deemed excessively detailed and inappropriate.”
It continues, “I was asked to have him submit with the language that has already been approved by LEG [legal office]. Not sure if he will or not. I don’t think it’s about the money anymore.”
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