The Secret Service’s internal communications recently revealed that President Joe Biden’s German shepherd Commander bit multiple U.S. Secret Service members during a four-month period at the White House.
Judicial Watch announced Tuesday that it obtained 194 pages of records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that provide details on Commander’s attacks against Secret Service members.
According to The New York Post, the shocking revelations are reminiscent of previous incidents with Biden’s former dog Major, which was reportedly given to friends of the Biden family after Major was sent away from the White House for biting multiple members of the Secret Service in 2021.
Based on the emails obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act, the worst incident with Commander was documented on Nov. 3, 2022, when the White House physician’s office had to refer a Secret Service officer to a local hospital for treatment. Commander reportedly bit the Secret Service officer on both the arm and thigh.
According to Judicial Watch, another officer described the victim as being in “a considerable amount of pain,” as a result of the incident. The officer reportedly had to use a steel cart to protect against additional attacks by Commander.
After the incident, the injured officer sent an email to another Secret Service member, stating, “My leg and arm still hurts. He bit me twice and ran at me twice.” In response, the other Secret Service member replied, “What a joke… if it wasn’t their dog he would already have been put down – freaking clown needs a muzzle.”
In addition to the November incident, internal records document at least six other times that Commander bit people, with the incidents involving unprovoked attacks on Secret Service members.
Weeks after the officer was hospitalized, Commander broke the skin on the hand of another Secret Service member after Biden unleashed the dog outside of the White House. The internal documents show that one month later, Commander bit a security technician on the back while staying at Biden’s home in Delaware.
“These shocking records raise fundamental questions about President Biden and the Secret Service,” Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president, said. “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.”
The documents are not believed to be a complete record of Commander’s time at the White House, since the documents obtained by Judicial Watch only record incidents that occurred from October of 2022 to January of 2023.
The documents do not include any potential incidents that could have occurred during Commander’s first nine months at the White House or the past six months, according to The New York Post.