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Audio of 911 Call for Lloyd Austin Released, And It Makes Everything Much Worse for Him

Even before Tuesday, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin had, to quote Ricky Ricardo, some ’splainin to do.

Austin, as you will no doubt recall, was AWOL from his position for the first week of the month.

An alarming New Year’s Day 911 call from an aide to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was obtained by The Daily Beast through a Freedom of Information (FOIA) request.


According to the 911 call, Secretary Austin’s aide asked the dispatcher to send an ambulance with ‘no lights or sirens’ because they were trying to ‘remain subtle.’

The 911 call reveals at least one of Secretary Austin’s aides was aware of his grave condition as everyone in Biden’s orbit was kept in the dark. It is unclear which aide dialed 911.

The aide to U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin who made a 911 call to request an ambulance for the top official early this month requested that the dispatchers work to be “subtle” when they arrived at his residence, according to an audio recording of the Jan. 1 911 call exclusively obtained by The Daily Beast.

“Can I ask—can the ambulance not show up with lights and sirens? Uhm, we’re trying to remain a little subtle,” the aide said, according to the recording, which The Daily Beast obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in the state of Virginia.

The dispatcher responded that the ambulance could do that, noting that “usually when they turn into a residential neighborhood, they’ll turn them off.” She added that the ambulance is required by law to run the sirens and lights on main streets, such as Georgetown Pike and Leesburg Pike.

Audio below: