Back in March, we reported on how both of President Joe Biden’s dogs – Champ and Major – were removed from the White House after an alleged “biting incident” involving Major, the younger of the two dogs, and someone from the White House’s security team.
The Biden administration was oddly silent about the story at the time outside of sending out press secretary Jen Psaki to gloss over the matter. What ultimately ended up happening is that Psaki herself stumbled on the real issue with the story – it wasn’t about the dogs but about the lack of transparency from this administration over an issue that unlike, say, the Afghanistan fiasco, should not have been that complicated to clear up.
Here we are five months later, and thanks to a records request from Judicial Watch, we’ve learned that the White House was even less transparent over the issue of Major biting members of the Secret Service than was publicly known:
President Biden’s German shepherd Major attacked many more people than the White House has disclosed, according to newly released emails.
The documents indicate that Major bit members of the Secret Service eight days in a row in early March — though only one such incident was publicly acknowledged.
At least one White House visitor also was bitten in early March, according to the emails, which were released Thursday by the conservative transparency group Judicial Watch, which slammed the “cover-up” of the incidents.
During today’s press briefing, a New York Post reporter asked Psaki about the newly-released emails. He was careful to point out that considering the Afghanistan suicide bombings that happened yesterday that obviously, the news about Major wasn’t the most pressing of stories, but he used the report to launch off into a broader question about how if the American people can’t trust the White House to be transparent and honest about minor stories then why should they trust the Biden administration to tell them the truth on much more important issues like what’s happening in Afghanistan.
Watch as Psaki not only doesn’t answer the transparency part of the question but instead mocks the reporter, twice insinuating that he and the New York Post have a weird obsession with the Biden family pets. She quickly moved on from him without allowing a follow-up:
A reporter cites biting incidents involving First Dog Major, and asks Psaki “If we can’t get honest information about minor stories, why should we have faith in the administration’s account for larger issues like Afghanistan?” pic.twitter.com/p5mKNDdWOR
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) August 27, 2021
Not only did the press secretary who works for the “most transparent administration evah” not give the question its due, but notoriously dishonest liberal “journalists” like Vox.com’s Aaron Rupar, video Tweeter Acyn Torabi (both of who are routinely retweeted by supposedly objective MSM reporters), and HuffPo White House correspondent S.V. Date made sure to mock the question as well, completely leaving out the context and causing a wave of followers to assume the reporter asking a question didn’t care about the more serious issues like COVID and Afghanistan:
This New York Post reporter just broke the biggest presidential scandal in history pic.twitter.com/5FMNloJZvt
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 27, 2021
Psaki is asked about Judicial Watch releasing records on the President’s dog? pic.twitter.com/SVekA0zUgE
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 27, 2021
New York Post.
Do you have any additional questions?
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) August 27, 2021
Not surprisingly, ex-NBA player, noted Apple store thief, and prolific Twitter user Rex Chapman, who has a large following on the social media platform, ran with the dishonest framing:
Think about this. Everything going on in America and abroad — and this guy wastes everyone’s time on this bs… https://t.co/nMOQDCMH40
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) August 27, 2021
Anyone still wondering how fake news travels halfway around the world before the truth has had a chance to become known now has their answer. Andy anyone out there still thinking after all this time that this administration was committed to transparency and accountability on issues big and small now also has their answer.
Just for the record, Champ Biden passed away in June. He was 13.