WL Feature: Was the Secret Service warned about the Salahis?

Polo-playing socialite and his wife Michaele testify before Congress, plead the Fifth and claim the have been falsely accused.  Meanwhile, Washington Life has been told that the Secret Service was warned about the couple after a previous crash attempt during an inauguration event at the Lincoln Memorial.

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Afghanistan Ambassador Said and Shamim Jawad, Abigail and Congressman Roy Blunt, and Michaela and Tareq Salahi at the 2008 Ambassador’s Ball. (Photo by Tony Powell, Courtesy of Washington Life Magazine.)

Afghanistan Ambassador Said and Shamim Jawad, Abigail and Congressman , and Michaela and Tareq Salahi at the 2008 Ambassador’s Ball. (Photo by Tony Powell, Courtesy of Washington Life Magazine.)

“It will truly be a historic moment,” said Tareq Salahi, speaking to Washington Life magazine last week. “Not since the 1950s has Congress held hearings of such a historic nature.”

In 1950, Congress held hearings on White House security after two Cuban nationalists stormed Blair House across the street from the White House, imperiling the security of then-President Harry S Truman, who was staying there while the executive mansion was undergoing renovations.

Tareq Salahi told Washington Life that he and his wife would exercise their Fifth Amendment rights (which they did) in order to avoid being witnesses against themselves when they appear before the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security, keeping the disclosure of their invitation under wraps until a Wednesday-afternoon news conference at the Capitol.

When asked why he would not divulge their evidence at the House hearing, Tareq responded: “The answer’s easy. .”

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6 Responses to “WL Feature: Was the Secret Service warned about the Salahis?”

  1. Rajiv says:

    Historic? This man’s delusion of grandeur is getting worse!

  2. Rajiv says:

    this article first appeared in the Loudon Times Mirror…written by the same author John Arundel…so how could it have been an “exclusive” interview with WL ? In any case the article (in both of its online presentations) has an historical error: the earlier “historical” episode referred to by Mr Delusional (aka Tareq Salahi) involved PUERTO RICAN (NOT Cuban) nationalists. Cuba was not a territory of the US during President Truman’s time.

  3. michael_clements says:

    Hi Rajiv:
    Thanks for your note. You are correct, the article is not an exclusive. Similar stories of John’s ran in Loudon Times Mirror and here on WL online.

  4. I’m still amazed we’re focusing on people wanting to get “IN” to see President Obama. The security will no doubt be beefed up to avoid this transgression from happening again – lest heads do roll!

    I don’t remember examples of the urge to get “IN” with the previous administration dinner events…If there were, their boots are lying at the bottom of Potomac.

  5. shara palin says:

    Lordy people! please stop writing and posting articles about these jugheads.

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