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Biden’s Dogs have reportedly attacked Secret Service agents up to ten times in less than a year

Between October 2022 and January 2023, President Joe Biden’s dog, Commander, allegedly attacked Secret Service agents up to 10 times, necessitating hospital treatment for an agent in one instance.

The Department of Homeland Security released records of these incidents following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group.

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Secret Service email exposes Commander’s aggressive behavior

On November 3, 2022, a Secret Service email revealed Commander bit an officer on the upper right arm and thigh.

The victim used a steel cart as a shield to prevent a second assault. Post-incident, the officer was prescribed several days of restricted duty by doctors. The Division Uniform Captain emailed that Commander’s vaccinations were up-to-date.

First Lady’s team addresses White House pet challenges

First Lady’s Communications Director, Elizabeth Alexander, acknowledged the “unique and often stressful environment” of the White House for pets. She stated the Bidens sought solutions and expressed gratitude for the Secret Service and Executive Residence staff.

Judicial Watch’s lawsuit followed the DHS agency’s inadequate response to its request for records on the German Shepherd’s biting incidents.

Tip-off reveals second Biden dog’s aggression towards White House staff

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The group had received a tip-off about Commander’s behavior.

Commander is the second Biden dog to display aggression towards Secret Service and White House staff. The first, Major, another German Shepherd, was relocated to Delaware after several incidents.

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Concerns arise over White House’s handling family pets

Questions have arisen about the decision to bring another German Shepherd to the White House and why the attacks continued. Secret Service Chief Spokesperson, Anthony Guglielmi, stated they prioritize employee safety and welfare and are determining the best approach to dealing with family pets.

The family pets are typically cared for by the chief White House groundskeeper.

Revelations of downplayed incidents involving Biden’s dogs spark controversy

Previously in 2021, Major was involved in two significant biting incidents. Secret Service agents later accused the White House of downplaying the events.

Documents released under FOIA reveal an agent was reprimanded for describing an attack, feared to upset the Bidens. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki had claimed one attack occurred because Major was “surprised by an unfamiliar person.”

Unsealed documents reveal serious incidents involving Biden’s dog Major

However, according to unsealed documents, Major’s bite came after eight consecutive days of biting agents and severe injuries. One agent was irritated by Psaki’s comment, believing they hadn’t surprised the dog.

An incident report described a ‘severe’ injury inflicted without provocation in the residential area near the First Lady’s office. Major’s bark and subsequent bite caught the agent off guard.

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Email reveals multiple biting incidents involving Biden’s dog Major

The then-chief protective agent, David Cho, later emailed, “Major bit one of the agents this morning. The agent is ok but does have bruising and a puncture.”

The same agent was bitten by Major a second time. Only an image of the agent’s torn wool overcoat was visible in the heavily redacted report.


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