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Criminal Charges Not Likely in Salahi-Party Crashing Case

The Salahis pose with the v.p./facebook

By Allan Lengel

WASHINGTON –More than a year after photogenic Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed the White House and caused an uproar, it appears unlikely the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington will  file charges in the case, has learned.

That conclusion, according to a source, comes after an exhaustive investigation, and after some law enforcement officials had pushed for criminal charges.

The couple crashed the White House party on Nov. 24, 2009, and created an embarrassment for the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security.

Federal authorities had reportedly been looking at possibly charging the couple with criminally trespassing or lying to a federal agent. But some observers inside the Beltway felt all along that it would have been a tough case to prosecute, particularly  considering that the couple insisted they were invited, did nothing to disguise themselves when they entered the White House, and even posed with the vice president.

Plus, in the end, fair to say, very few people in the public wanted to see the Salahis back in the limelight.

Bill Miller, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney’s Office, declined comment.

Secret Service Interviews Couple That Crashed White House Party

The Salahis With Donny Osmond in LA/facebook photo

The Salahis With Donny Osmond in LA/facebook photo

By Allan Lengel

The Secret Service, which has come under a tremendous amount of heat after a couple sneaked into the White House gala, has interviewed the couple, the New York Times reported.

The paper reported that the Secret Service interviewed Michaele and Tareq Salahi Friday and Saturday.

The interviews come as the Secret Service reviews the lapse in security to determine what can be done to avoid another incident in the future. Authorities have been looking into the possibility of charging the couple.

Ed Rollins, a Republican political operative, said Sunday that the Salahis should be prosecuted.

”They basically trespassed,” Rollins said on ”State of the Union” on CNN. ”They had no right to be there. The Secret Service has a tough-enough task without having people dress up and pretend they’re important.”

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