E-mails turned over to the Secret Service show that Tareq and Michaele Salahi had sought a top Defense Department official's help to gain access to last week's White House state dinner.
People familiar with the inquiry into how the Salahis were able to attend Tuesday's gala, even though they weren't on the official guest list, said the Salahis exchanged e-mails with Michele S. Jones, special assistant to the secretary of defense and the Pentagon-based liaison to the White House. It was unclear how well the Salahis know Jones, but Jones includes the Salahis' lawyer, Paul W. Gardner, as one of her 50 friends on Facebook.
Several people familiar with the Jones-Salahi correspondence, including some who requested anonymity because it's part of an ongoing investigation, said the e-mails support the Salahis' case that they were cleared to attend Tuesday night's gala.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:58 AM on Dec. 1, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:05 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
They crashed and they also crashed (and were thrown out of) an event with the Congressional Black Caucas a few months ago where President Obama was speaking....
The woman's own brother , a doctor, said his the couple are of questionable character, have done many things to get media attention and he isn't surprised that they crashed the WH event....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:30 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 8:37 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
sweet-a-kins how does that event relate to a member of the WH administration being in communication with the crashers?
How does them being in contact with anyone in the WH mean they were invited? I could say I was in contact with the wh because i e-mailed them and called them, does that mean I can show up at the next event...oh yes, let me buy a new pair of shoes!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:44 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
Answer by Aasiyah at 9:11 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
Color me both 'not surprised' and 'not interested' anymore. We have been talking about this for almost a week now. The fact that just the WH and it's staff couldn't figure out WTH happened and who dropped the ball until NOW is what I find most bothersome. They can't find their asses from their heads and somehow we are supposed to turn over a huge percentage of our economy to government? This doesn't exactly instill confidence. I realize that the WH isn't in charge of health care, but just seeing how things just in the WH are so effed up that it takes a week to find out where the 'hole' in their security is enough to make me understand the magnitude of the screw ups that would happen on an even larger scale if gov. were to control health care. I know some of you will argue that they don't want control, but that's my opinion and my opinion is not up for debate.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:21 AM on Dec. 1, 2009
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