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Sanders’s Secret Service code name revealed

Bernie Sanders’s Secret Service code name is “Intrepid,” according to The Bill Press Show.

{mosads}Press, a liberal talk show host and columnist for The Hill, revealed the code name, citing an undisclosed source and stating that it was an “absolute fact.”

The Sanders campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Sanders, one of four presidential candidates known to be receiving protection from the agency, was apparently given the code name as a nod to his stand against both Wall Street bankers and establishment politicians.

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton still receives protection from her time as first lady; Republicans Donald Trump and Ben Carson both requested the protection during their tumultuous 2016 campaigns.

Clinton’s code name is “Evergreen,” and Trump goes by “mogul,” an obvious reference to the billionaire businessman’s deal-making prowess.

Carson goes by “Eli,” an homage to the Biblical character.

Any presidential candidate may request Secret Service protection, and those requests are considered by a congressional advisory committee that includes leaders in both parties.

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