White House Party Crashers Didn’t Have a Background Check

Jason Morris

Rule #84, Whatever it Takes!

Rule #84, Whatever it Takes!

In one of the wildest stories we have read over the Thanksgiving Holiday,  Michaele and Tareq Salahi are being investigated for crashing the White House State Dinner last week.  According to the Wall Street Journal:

President Barack Obama asked for a full review of how a Virginia couple vying for a spot in the cast of a reality-TV show was able to crash Tuesday’s state dinner for the prime minister of India, a White House official said Friday.

Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan issued a rare apology, saying the service took full responsibility for the episode and was “deeply concerned and embarrassed.”

Rule #84 Whatever it Takes!

Typically, anyone coming into contact with President Obama or certain areas of the white house are subject to a thorough background check by the US Secret Service.   The couple was still subject to various searches when entering the White House but nothing was done to verify their identity or criminal history before entering.

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President & Chief Operating Officer at EmployeeScreenIQ
A veteran screening and risk management professional, Jason Morris founded EmployeeScreenIQ in 1999 and acts as the company’s chief operating officer and president. Morris is a frequent speaker delivering captivating, interactive discussions on background checks, global screening, recruitment and staffing. He educates audiences in best practice initiatives as they relate to organizational employment screening programs. Morris has been quoted in numerous business and industry publications including The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC.com, USA Today, New York Times, among others. He is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, Texas, Arizona and Nevada.
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