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Biden Campaign Officially Asks for Secret Service Protection As He Surges in Primary

Former Vice President Joe Biden

By Steve Neavling

ticklethewire.com

Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden has officially requested Secret Service protection.

A congressional aide told CNN on Thursday that Biden’s campaign has “submitted a formal request for USSS protection.”

For a candidate to receive protection from the Secret Service, Homeland Security must conduct a threat assessment that will be reviewed by top leaders in Congress: Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy.

Biden’s campaign declined to comment.

FBI Warns Clinton, Trump Campaigns of Cyberattacks, Foreign Spies

hacker-istock-photoBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has warned Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s campaigns that they may become targets for foreign spies.

The warnings were issued to presidential campaign staffers Wednesday during separate security briefings in Washington, sources told ABC News. 

While the briefings were described as standard, they come amid recent hacks of the Democratic National Committee and other party organizations.

An FBI official said the sessions were voluntary “awareness briefings.”

The FBI is investigating coordinated cyberattacks of the Democrat National Committee and other Democratic organizations.

Report: Secret Service Contacted Trump’s Campaign After Second Amendment Comments

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Secret Service has tried to contact Donald Trump’s campaign after his suggestion that “Second Amendment people” could stop Hillary Clinton from making Supreme Court picks if she’s elected, according to a CNN report. 

But Trump maintains no one tried to contact him and said the CNN report was “a made up story” for ratings.

The Secret Service said the information did not come from the public affairs office, but could not confirm whether someone else in the agency made the statement.

“Those statements did not come from our public affairs office,” said Joseph Casey, a spokesperson for the Secret Service.

This is what Trump said that caused concerns that he was promoting violence against a presidential candidate: “If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”