Secret Service agents knock Jen Psaki's response to attacks by Biden's dog: emails

Psaki is reportedly preparing to leave the Biden administration in May to join MSNBC.

Updated: April 13, 2022 - 9:07pm

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Secret Service agents expressed their frustrations over email about Jen Psaki for her response to the media about an attack by President Joe Biden's dog, Major.

The White House press secretary has been under fire from multiple directions as she prepares to leave the White House for MSNBC.

A Presidential Protective Division (PPD) agent emailed a colleague on March 9, 2021, to check in after hearing about an incident with Major, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch.

"You ok? Someone told me you got bit," the PPD agent wrote.

"Yes I got bit by Major," the colleague responded. "NO I didn’t surprise the dog doing my job by being at as the press secretary just said! Now I’m pissed. Thanks for checking in."

"SMH (shaking my head) .. hope you didn't get hurt to bad [sic]. Take care," the agent replied.

During a press conference earlier that day, Psaki told reporters that "Major was surprised by an unfamiliar person and reacted in a way that resulted in a minor injury to the individual."

Psaki is reportedly leaving the White House in May to join MSNBC and host a show on NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming platform.

The news comes as Biden's average approval rating has remained below 45% since October, according to FiveThirtyEight. His approval rating has dropped even further as inflation rages on.  

Psaki has faced criticism for being out of touch.

When asked about the supply chain crisis in October, Psaki called it the "tragedy of the treadmill that's delayed," even though medical supplies and food were also facing delivery problems.

More recently in December, Psaki claimed, "We've saved Christmas," after she tried to say that the administration fixed supply chain issues.

As tragic images emerged from Afghanistan following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban, Psaki applauded the Biden administration's withdrawal.

"I would not say that is anything but a success," Psaki said on August 24, 2021, two days before the Kabul airport attack that killed 13 U.S. service members and at least 170 Afghan civilians. 

Even NBC journalists were angry about MSNBC's decision to hire Psaki, CNN reported.