A wealthy couple is under investigation, for crashing a presidential party in our nation’s capitol.
The two crashed President Obama’s first official state dinner Tuesday night, and now the secret service is trying to find out who’s to blame.
Tariq and Michael Salahi are well known on the D.C. social register for their activities on the party circuit. The couple managed to talk their way into the President’s state dinner honoring India’s Prime Minister.
Secret service spokesman Ed Donovan says the President was never in any danger and that the party crashers went through the same security screening as the more than 300 people who were actually invited to the dinner. But the fact that they made it in at all raises serious questions about security.
The Salahis posted pictures of their visit to the state dinner on their Facebook fan page. Michael posed with Vice President Joe Biden, the mayor of Washington, D.C., and other dignitaries and stars at the event. They were also in the same room with the President and First Lady.
The secret service first learned about the breach Wednesday morning. It says it will fully investigate its procedures to insure something like this doesn’t happen again.