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Secret Service Agents Claim White House Lied About Dog Attack Story

Newly unearthed documents show Secret Service agents were outraged last year when the White House tried to spin a story about an attack by then-top dog Major.

Released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by Judicial Watch, the documents reveal that the Secret Service tried to downplay the events and even reprimanded one of the agents for detailing the attack, fearing that it only upsets the Biden family.

In March 2021, White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed a dog attack occurred after Major was “surprised by an unknown person”.

“The youngest dog in the First Family, Major, was startled by an unknown person and reacted in a manner that resulted in minor injury to the individual,” Psaki admitted at the time.

According to the unsealed documents, the bite occurred after the dog bit officers for eight consecutive days and the injuries were “serious” rather than minor.

“NO, I did not catch the dog doing my job by being at [redacted] as the press officer has just said! Now I’m pissed,” the agent reportedly wrote to a colleague. The colleague replied, “SMH. .. hope you weren’t hurt [sic] evil.”

Another message from a Secret Service employee referred to the bite, explaining that “the injury cannot be described in any other term than ‘serious’.”

The heavily redacted incident report says the bite happened at 7 a.m. in the White House residential area on the second floor near first lady Jill Biden’s office.

“Without warning or provocation, Major barked loudly at [the agent] …and charged,” the report said. “Having no time to take shelter from the attack, [the agent] turned away from the dog as he bit [redacted] right leg.”

David Cho, then President Biden’s chief protective officer, wrote in an email later that day, “Major bit one of the officers this morning. The agent is fine, but he has bruises and a flat tire.

The officer was allegedly bitten by Major a second time, but no details were made available. Photos of the injuries were redacted from the report, except for one that showed the officer’s torn woolen overcoat.

Two months later, the agent demanded reimbursement and gave his first-hand testimony, for which he was reprimanded for fear of offending the Bidens.

“As Major came around the corner, he attacked me without provocation, tearing the woolen overcoat I was wearing that night,” the agent wrote. “This attack happened through no fault of my own and I could not avoid this unusual circumstance due to the nature and demands of my position.”

A Secret Service agent reprimanded the report for embellished details. “Please submit with the language that has been approved by [the legal office]. Unless you dispute anything in the verbiage presented to you, there should be no need to embellish with additional details that are not required for approval,” the unidentified agent said. .

“If you would like to submit a separate note to commemorate the events of 3/6 in great detail, you certainly can.
But your language added on the [form] provides more specificity than what [the legal office] asked. I was told that if you update the [request] with the verbiage approved, your request will be processed,” the officer continued.

In another email, the agent called the account “overly detailed and inappropriate” and said “I was asked to submit it with language that has already been approved by [the legal office]. I don’t know if he will or not. I don’t think it’s a question of money anymore.

The agent later withdrew the refund request, arguing that the Biden family should pay out of pocket instead of the US taxpayer.

“After careful thought and consideration, I don’t think the USSS should be responsible for the damage to my coat as the cause was not within their control. To be compensated in this manner would essentially have the cost borne by the taxpayer and that would be unfair,” the agent wrote.

“Liability should rest with the party responsible for the wrongdoing (i.e. the tort), and that, of course, would be the owner of the dog,” he added.

The report did not say whether the Biden family reimbursed the agent, as neither Jen Psaki nor the Secret Service responded to inquiries from the New York Post.

“These documents show that Major was a dangerous dog and that the Biden White House lied about it, putting the Secret Service and other White House staff at unnecessary risk,” the chairman of Judicial Watch said. , Tom Fitton.

“And it seems the Secret Service leadership seemed more concerned with handling press relations than looking after their agents. In fact, the agency is still withholding information about this mess!

The dog Major’s whereabouts remain unknown. Last year, the Biden family acquired a German Shepherd puppy after the dog Champ died.


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