House Subpoenas Gate-Crashers
But the Salahis say they'll take the Fifth
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 5:12 PM CST
In this image made from video provided Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 by NBC Universal, Tareq and Michaele Salahi are interviewed on the "Today" show.   (AP Photo/NBC Universal)
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(Newser) – A House committee followed up on its threat to force the couple who crashed President Obama's State Dinner last month to testify. Lawmakers voted to subpoena Tareq and Michaele Salahi, who refused to appear voluntarily. Even now, the Salahis say they will take the Fifth when they show up, the AP reports. The panel did not issue a subpoena for White House social secretary Desiree Rogers, despite the objections of Peter King.