The first family’s German Shepard dogs continue to be a threat to the Secret Service officers tasked with looking out for them.
The Western Journal reported on Tuesday that “Secret Service emails show that President Joe Biden’s German shepherd Commander bit seven people over four months last year, sending one Secret Service officer to the hospital.”
The incidents occurred “following the White House removal of former first dog Major for similar aggressive behavior,” the New York Post said further in an exclusive story.
The outlet added: “The shocking spate of incidents involving Commander — none of them previously reported — mirrors attacks involving Major, who the White House says was given to family friends after biting many Secret Service members in 2021. In the most serious documented incident involving Commander, the White House physician’s office on Nov. 3, 2022, referred a bitten Secret Service uniformed officer to a local hospital for treatment after the dog clamped down on their arm and thigh, according to emails released under the Freedom of Information Act to conservative legal group Judicial Watch.”
Records show that weeks later, after the president had let him to leave the White House following a family movie night, Commander shattered the skin on the wrist and arm of a different member of the Secret Service. At Biden’s house in Wilmington, Delaware, a security guard was bit by Commander the next month.
The latest worry for the first family comes as House Republicans focus more closely on Joe Biden’s role in his son Hunter and brother James Biden’s business activities abroad, notably in nations like China and the Ukraine. According to The Post, Devon Archer, one of Hunter’s close friends, is set to testify in court the following week and say that Hunter routinely put his father, the vice president at the time, on speaker phone when speaking with international partners.
Given that they exclude Commander’s first nine months in the White House and the most recent six months, the documented attacks from September 2022 to January are probably not an accurate account of all the incidents involving him, the site suggested.
“These shocking records raise fundamental questions about President Biden and the Secret Service,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton in remarks to The Post.
“This is a special sort of craziness and corruption where a president would allow his dog to repeatedly attack and bite Secret Service and White House personnel. And rather than protect its agents, the Secret Service tried to illegally hide documents about the abuse of its agents and officers by the Biden family,” Fitton noted further.
Biden, 80, has questioned the sincerity of a Secret Service agent who claimed to have been bit on the leg by his former German shepherd, Major. According to The Post, the current dog, Commander, who is frequently heard barking on the grounds of the executive house, has not been involved in any reported incidences of biting.
However, agents have talked of concerning unnoticed developments involving the Biden dogs.
On Nov. 3, a Secret Service agent was seated at the bottom of a stairs at the White House when the interaction got underway. According to an internal agency communication, Commander “came down the stairs and walked toward” them.
“The dog, unprovoked, reportedly bit the officer’s arm on the tricep area — and, when the officer stood up, chomped down on the quad muscle area on their leg,” The Post noted.
Another officer stated that the assault victim described “a considerable amount of pain” and discussed utilizing a steel cart as protection from additional assaults.
“WH medical treated the officer and made the decision to have [the victim] transported to [redacted] Hospital,” wrote an officer at the Secret Service Joint Operations Center.
“My leg and arm still hurts. He bit me twice and ran at me twice,” the agent in question reported.
A fellow Secret Service member wrote back: “What a joke … if it wasn’t their dog he would already have been put down – freaking clown needs a muzzle.”