The records were obtained by Judicial Watch via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. Documents evidently indicate that attacks by the dog occurred earlier and later as well as more frequently than previously reported.
This comes on the heels of a major scandal involving at least four Secret Service agents in a security breach where two suspects posing as federal agents had been allegedly providing items to individuals in numerous agencies, including one agent that was said to be part of First Lady Jill Biden’s detail, according to the New York Post.
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
White House press secretary Jen Psaki has only publicly acknowledged one biting incident and that one happened on March 8, 2021, asserting that “the first family’s younger dog, Major, was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual.”
In reality, according to documents. that was the last attack that occurred in an eight-day biting spree. The agent’s bite was “severe’ according to one of his colleagues. It happened at approximately 7 am that morning as the agent was on the second floor of the White House with Jill Biden.
“NO, I didn’t surprise the dog doing my job by being at [redacted] as the press secretary just said! Now I’m pissed,” the agent reportedly wrote to a coworker.
“SMH. .. hope you didn’t get hurt to [sic] bad,” the colleague replied according to documents.
EVERYBODY AND EVERYTHING IN THIS ADMINISTRATION IS OUT OF CONTROL.
— D (@uranusaturn) April 14, 2022
“Without warning or provocation, Major barked loudly at [the agent] … and charged,” the heavily redacted incident report asserts. “Having no time to seek cover from the attack, [the agent] turned away from the dog as he bit into [redacted] right leg.”
“Major bit one of the agents this morning. The agent is ok, but does have bruising and a puncture,” President Biden’s then-chief protective agent David Cho wrote in an email.
“As Major came around the corner, he attacked me unprovoked, tearing the wool overcoat I was wearing that evening,” an agent wrote two months later seeking reimbursement for his coat. “This attack occurred through no fault of my own and I could not avoid this unusual circumstance due to the nature and requirements of my position.”
For making the report, that agent was reprimanded. “Please submit with the language that has been approved by [the 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,” a Secret Service employee advised him.
“If you would like to submit a separate memo to- memorializing the events of 3/6 in great detail, you certainly may. But your added language on the [form] provides more specificity that what [the legal office] requested. I have been told that if you update the [request] with the approved verbiage, your request will be processed,” he was reportedly told.
The Biden White House lies about absolutely everything! Including something as trivial as the dog
— Freedom USA🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Facts1Tm10) April 13, 2022
Yet another email from a higher-up in the Secret Service slammed the bitten agent’s account as “excessively detailed and inappropriate” and noted that “I was asked to have him submit with the language that has already been approved by [the legal office]. Not sure if he will or not. I don’t think it’s about the money anymore.”
The agent eventually withdrew his request for reimbursement, charging that the Bidens should have to pay for the coat, not the Secret Service.
“After some deep thought and reflection, I don’t believe the USSS should be responsible for the damage to my coat as the cause was not under their control. To be compensated in this manner would essentially have the cost borne by the tax payer and this would be unjust,” the agent said in writing and then added, “The responsibility should lie with the party responsible for the wrong doing (i.e. tort), and that of course would be the dog owner/s.”
It is unknown if the Bidens compensated the agent for the coat reportedly valued at more than $500.
“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,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton stated. “And it seems the Secret Service management seemed more concerned about managing press relations than taking care of its agents. In fact, the agency is still withholding information about this mess!”
Major was given to family friends according to the Bidens but no one actually seems to know where the dog is. The First Family’s older German Shepherd, Champ, passed away. They have since adopted a new puppy named Commander.
According to the documents, agents were bitten by Major in two previously unreported incidents that occurred on Feb. 28, 2021. One took place at around 9 am and the second around 7 pm at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Major charged across the lawn that morning as an agent “turned around to avoid a direct attack,” and was bitten in the right thigh. The second one occurred after Biden took Champ indoors but Major stayed outside.
“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 documents claim.
The agent “quickly shook Major off,” but “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,” the email states.
“Out of nowhere the dog jumps and bites the sleeve of my suit jacket missing my arm (front teeth just scratching the top of the skin). As I lift my arm up the dog was still attached to my suit jacket and the First Lady was attempting to pull the dog off of me via the leash,” the agent wrote recounting the attack on May 12.