Secret Service Grills Party Crashers
Agent let Salahis in because it was raining
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2009 1:23 AM CST
This screen image made from Michaele Salahi's Facebook page shows a photo of Tareq Salahi, Vice President Joe Biden and Michaele Salahi at last week's White House state dinner.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Secret Service has questioned the couple who crashed last week's White House state dinner and discovered they were allowed into the function when they pleaded with an agent to let them come in out of the rain. Tareq and Michaele Salahi could face charges, said an official who characterized the questioning as part of a review of presidential security procedures.

Rather than letting them "stand there and get wet," the agent "went ahead and let them go," a source told the Washington Post. The Secret Service's review is likely to result in cranked up security. "I would encourage the White House social office to buy umbrellas before the next event, because you can be sure the Secret Service will be doing their job," said a Washington security veteran.