As found in a set of recently discovered emails, Old Uncle Joe seemed to have made a few false statements attempting to downplay the severity of the injuries caused by his three-year-old German Shepherd, Major, inflicted on a Secret Service agent. The president, alongside other members of his administration including White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, also seems to have produced false statements to the press concerning the number of times that Major has attacked people, which seemingly includes a visitor to the White House as well.
Criticizing groups seem to stay the gap in White House communications about this relatively minor topic seem to point towards a much deeper issue concerning the lack of honesty surrounding the administration officials, up to and including President Biden.
Various news outlets have reported that Major has displayed aggressive behaviors and even bit someone back at the start of March. In the days following what was stated to be just a single incident, Psaki put forth a statement that the Bidens were having to send Major, alongside their late 13-year-old pup, Champ, on a “previously planned” trip to one of their houses in Wilmington, where the dogs would be seen to by a group of family friends.
Old Uncle Joe then went on to try and seed statements that were apparently straight up also about the nature of the dog bites while he was in a segment on the March 16th episode of “Good Morning America,” hosted by George Stephanopoulos. “Major did not bite someone and penetrate the skin,” stated President Biden.
However, an email from an official with the Secret Service that dated March 5th stated something quite different. After Major bit a visitor that had been entering the White House, the message stated that the bite “[d]id break the skin.”
Just three days later, Major attacked again and bit an agent of the Secret Service who has had their name redacted. “That bite caused bruising and puncture to the skin as seen in the picture dated 3.8.21,” stated the email. (Emphasis added.)
This seems to be anything but an isolated event, the same agent had seemingly also been bitten one week earlier. The march 1st “bite caused some bruising,” stated the email, which had been obtained by Judicial Watch as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request.
“At the current rate an Agent or Officer has been bitten every day this week (3/1-3/8) causing damage to attire or bruising/punctures to the skin,” finished the email from March 8th.
Another agent of the Secret Service seemingly avoided a serious bite from Major very narrowly on March 6th. The dog “didn’t make contact with agent’s skin, but did bite a hole through his overcoat,” noted the same email.