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Secret Service Says Couple Crashed State Dinner

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Fox News: The Secret Service is scrambling for answers after a pair of apparent party crashers is said to have breached security at Tuesday night's state dinner at the White House -- though the couple at the center of the controversy claims they were invited.

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Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan said President Obama was never in any danger, but security procedures are being scrutinized to find out what went wrong.

The couple, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, are rumored to be starring on next year's "The Real Housewives of D.C." on Bravo.

"I was honored to be invited to attend the First State Dinner hosted by President Obama & [sic] the First Lady to honor India," says Michaele Salahi on her Facebook page. "In June 2010, the America's Polo Cup will be between INDIA & the UNITED STATES [sic]."

The northern Virginia couple organize America's Polo Cup, one of the major events on the social calendar in the D.C. area.

Donovan said the pair went through the same security screening as the 300-plus people invited to the dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Secret Service first learned about the security breach Wednesday morning after media inquiries prompted by the crashers' online boasts about having attended the private event.

A White House official told The Washington Post the couple was not invited to the event and was not on the official guest list.

The couple posted a dozen photos from the event on their Facebook page, including one with White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and another with Vice President Biden.

A woman who told the Post she was a publicist for the couple said they were not party crashers. The socialite couple arrived halfway through the guest arrivals and their names were announced by a Marine, just like everyone else who was invited, the Post reported.

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