It’s been confirmed: TV cameras from the cable network Bravo were following and documenting Tareq and Michaele Salahi as they crashed the Obama Administration’s inaugural White House state dinner Tuesday, the NY Times reports.
The network admitted they were following the couple, however told media that they were under the impression the Salahis had been invited to the event (apparently no one at the station took the time to confirm that the Salahis were actually invited to the event).
Michaele Salahi is being considered as a cast member for the reality show “The Real Houswives of D.C.”
According to Secret Service, the couple went through all security checkpoints, but managed to slip by even though they weren’t on the guest list. Secret Service are blaming a single checkpoint which, they believe, did not follow proper protocol.
The Secret Service has launched an internal investigation in hopes of finding out how the two managed to get past multiple security checkpoints. The couple also managed to snap pictures with Vice President Joe Biden, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and CBS anchor Katie Couric, among others.
The incident is a major embarrassment for the White House security. The Salahis are scheduled to appear on CNN’s Larry King Live on Monday.
UPDATE: The Salahis canceled their scheduled appearance on Larry King Live.