White House Party Crashers Didn’t Have a Background Check
November 30, 2009
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.”
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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