MICHAELE SALAHI

  • 'Third crasher' says was invited to Obama dinner January 6, 2010

    Washington: A lawyer for the alleged "third crasher" has admitted that his client attended President Barack Obama's state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, but like the first two crashers the Salahis, he claimed he was an invited guest. The Washington Post, which first identified the "third crasher" as Carlos Allen,...
  • Third uninvited guest crashed White House dinner January 5, 2010

    Washington: A third uninvited guest made it into a White House state dinner in honour of the Indian Prime Minister, but there is no evidence the person had contact with the president or first lady, the Secret Service said on Monday. In a second security lapse at the November 24...
  • White House gatecrashers named political losers of '09 December 29, 2009

    Washington: The White House gatecrashers who strolled uninvited into President Barack Obama's state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have been named the biggest political losers of 2009 in a Gallup poll. The poll named "Tareq and Michaele Salahi, whose last name became a verb after the two crashed a White...
  • Gatecrasher 'screw up' won't happen again: Obama December 14, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said no more uninvited guests will be getting into the White House after an embarrassing security lapse that allowed a pair of gatecrashers to slip into his first state dinner. "I was unhappy with everybody who was involved in the process. And so, it was...
  • Question time for White House gatecrasher couple December 10, 2009

    Washington: A Congressional panel has summoned a socialite couple to explain how they gate crashed into US President Barack Obama's state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and shook hands with them both, proving a major security lapse. The House Homeland Security Committee, which oversees the Secret Service that protects the...
  • White House gatecrashers hurt US security agents' jobs December 4, 2009

    Washington: Three US Secret Service officers have been put on paid leave for their role in letting an uninvited socialite couple breeze into President Barack Obama's dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and shake hands with both. The agency, charged with protecting the president and visiting dignitaries, had identified the agents...
  • White House accepts some blame in gatecrasher saga December 3, 2009

    Washington: The White House on Wednesday shouldered some of the blame for an embarrassing breach of security that permitted an uninvited couple to gatecrash President Barack Obama's debut state dinner last week. In the latest twist to a saga, the White House said it would in the future ensure that White...
  • Indian Embassy cuts ties with gatecrashing couple December 3, 2009

    Washington: As the controversy over a celebrity couple gatecrashing President Barack Obama's state dinner for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh snowballed, the Indian Embassy in Washington ended its association with them. The Indian Embassy will not participate in the June 2010 America's Polo Cup, a charity event organised by the gatecrashing couple,...
  • White House gatecrashers bid to appear in reality show December 2, 2009

    Washington: The wouldbe reality TV couple who allegedly gatecrashed a White House state dinner got another round in the spotlight, wearing sombre outfits and faces to tell NBC how devastated they were over the ensuing notoriety. It was the first interview given by Michaele and Tareq Salahi, whose uninvited presence last...
  • US couple denies crashing White House dinner December 1, 2009

    Washington: The Virginia couple, who skirted a tight White House security to gatecrash the highprofile state dinner in honour of the Indian Prime Minister, said on Tuesday they were "invited" to attend the gala event. Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the Virginia socialites best known for their polo events, were splashed in...
  • Gatecrashers shame US president's security November 28, 2009

    Washington: A couple who penetrated layers of security to enter a State Dinner at the White House this week without an invitation met US President Barack Obama in the receiving line, a White House official has said. The Washington Post first reported that a Virginia couple not on the official guest...