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Salahis Crashed Black Caucus Event

No, we didn't, they say, but had no tickets and were booted
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 1, 2009 10:15 AM CST
Salahis Crashed Black Caucus Event
Michaele Salahi's Facebook page shows a photo of Michaele Salahi, her husband Tareq Salahi, and Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I., at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Awards Dinner in Sept.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The state dinner party crashers have rubbed elbows with Washington's elite before in what one miffed attendee calls “some practice” for the more recent intrusion. Michaele and Tareq Salahi were in attendance at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dinner in September, where Obama spoke, and have Facebook pictures to prove it. Problem is, they “didn’t belong,” a CBC official tells Politico. Au contraire, say the Salahis.

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The couple appeared on NBC’s Today Show this morning, and refuted charges of further crashing. “We were invited,” Tareq Salahi said, adding that any other story is a “gossip rumor.” Come on, says the CBC official, who believes they snuck in through the kitchen. Not only could they not produce tickets when asked, but the rolls have been “double and triple-checked” and there is “no record whatsoever” of the group the Salahis claim to have been guests of even asking to attend the event. (Read more Michaele Salahi stories.)

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