Secret Service considers criminal charges for crashers
A spokesman, Jim Mackin, says the agency is moving closer to beginning a criminal probe and official investigation ; adding that this is a reason for the Secret Service's continued silence on the matter.
Mackin says there's less the Secret Service can say as the probe moves closer to a criminal investigation. He says the agency isn't leaving any options off the table at this point.
In photos posted on Facebook, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, of Virginia, rub shoulders and beam smiles with partygoers and the powerful, including Vice President Biden. The Salahis also are shown posing with White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, CBS anchor Katie Couric, and three Marines in dress blue uniforms.
The story of the unwanted dinner guests was first reported byThe Washington Post. The Salahis were not on the list of those invited to the dinner Tuesday in honor of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife,Gursharan Kaur, Donovan said.
About 320 people attended the party and dinner, which was served in a heated tent on the South Lawn of the White House.
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