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Biden’s Dog Major Bit Members of Secret Service 8 Days in a Row, Emails Show

Stock photo by Secret Service.

Bad boy, Major.

For eight days in a row in early March, President Biden’s German shepherd bit members of the secret Service, according to emails obtained by The New York Post

That’s seven more times than the White House acknowledged. 

Although the White House said Major was taken back to Delaware as part of a prearranged visit with family friends, emails suggest his removal was because of the attacks. 

After three “minor incidents where Major nipped/brushed up and nudged” agents, Secret Service agents were urged to protect themselves in an email: “Panicking or running with only embolden animals so stand your ground and protect your hands/fingers by placing them in your pockets or behind your back.”

On March 8, an email from a Secret Service employee said “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.”

A day later, a Secret Service members wrote in an email, “Family Pets are back in Del., if you hadn’t seen the headlines.”

Capitol Police Officer Speaks Out about Fatal Shooting of Ashli Babbitt

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By Steve Neavling

The Capitol police officer who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt during the Jan. 6 siege said he pulled the trigger to “save the lives of members of Congress and myself and my fellow officers.”

For the first time, Lt. Michael Byrd spoke publicly about the Capitol attack and his reasons for firing his weapon during an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt on Thursday night. 

Byrd, a 35-year-old Air Force veteran, said he’s been threatened, and some of the attacks have been racist. 

“They talked about killing me, cutting off my head,” Byrd said. “It’s all disheartening, because I know I was doing my job.”

The interview comes several days after an internal investigation cleared Byrd of wrongdoing, saying he followed department policy, which allows deadly force when there’s a reasonable expectation of serious physical harm to themselves or others. 

“If they get through that door, they’re into the House chamber and upon the members of Congress,” Byrd told NBC, saying Babbitt had been “posing a threat to the United States House of Representatives.” 

Byrd said he saved lives: “I know members of Congress, as well as my fellow officers and staff, were in jeopardy and in serious danger. And that’s my job.”

Also on Thursday, seven other Capitol police officers filed a lawsuit against former President Trump and others, including right-wing extremists groups, accusing them of conspiring to promote groundless claims of widespread fraud that fueled the riot.