The German Shepards belonging to the first family continue to pose a threat to the Secret Service agents entrusted with protecting 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.”
Weeks later, after the president permitted him to depart the White House following a family movie night, Commander shattered the epidermis on the wrist and arm of another Secret Service agent, according to the records. A security officer was bitten by Commander the following month at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.
The latest cause for concern for the first family is the increased focus by House Republicans on Joe Biden’s role in his son Hunter and brother James Biden’s business activities abroad, particularly in China and the Ukraine. According to The Post, one of Hunter’s closest friends, Devon Archer, is scheduled to testify in court the following week and state that Hunter routinely placed his father, the vice president at the time, on speaker phone when communicating with foreign partners.
Given that they exclude Commander’s first nine months in the White House and his most recent six months, the site suggests that the documented attacks from September 2022 to January are likely not a complete account of all incidents involving him.
“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, questioned the veracity of a Secret Service agent who claimed to have been bitten on the leg by Major, his former German shepherd. The current dog, Commander, who is frequently heard howling on the grounds of the executive mansion, has not been implicated in any reported incidents of biting, according to The Post.
However, agents have discussed concerning developments involving the Biden canines that went undetected.
On November 3, a Secret Service agent was situated at the base of a White House staircase when the interaction began. Commander “came down the stairs and walked toward” them, according to an internal agency communication.
“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.”