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  • FBI raids Annapolis political firm with connections to Trump advisers Paul Manafort and Roger Stone

    05/11/2017 3:18:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Bill Palmer - Palmer Reports ^ | 5/11/17 | Bill Palmer
    The FBI just carried out a raid on the Annapolis office of a Republican party fundraising firm called Strategic Campaign Group, leading to widespread questions about what connection the raid might have to the FBI’s ongoing investigation of the Donald Trump campaign. Palmer Report’s research team determined that the firm in question is in fact connected to Trump campaign advisers Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.
  • [DESIREE ROGERS] Former White House social secretary says crasher scandal 'in the past' (puke)

    08/15/2010 9:00:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/14/2010
    (CNN) -- Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers told CNN's Don Lemon on Saturday that she is excited about her new position as chief executive officer of a publishing company and that she has put the state dinner crasher scandal behind her. Rogers declined to comment about the Salahis, the couple whose party-crashing ways may have cost her the White House position. Nor did she want to discuss a reality show that features the Salahis and that recently showed footage of the couple with a police escort. Those images have sparked an investigation by police in Washington D.C., an...
  • 'Housewives of D.C.' star Michaele Salahi is missing, husband says

    09/14/2011 11:37:58 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | September 14, 2011 | Alan Duke
    (CNN) -- "Real Housewives of D.C." star Michaele Salahi has been missing since Tuesday morning and may have been kidnapped, her husband's manager told CNN on Wednesday. "It is our belief as of last night, Michaele Salahi may have been kidnapped or abducted and is being held under duress and forced to tell persons, including authorities, she is OK," manager Gina Rodriguez said.
  • Pro-Palestine Party Crashers

    11/28/2009 10:47:46 AM PST · by jazminerose · 8 replies · 536+ views ^ | 11/28/2009 | Joy Tiz
    Ostensibly, White House party crashers Tareq Salahi and his wife could facilely be dismissed as another pair of publicity infatuated cretins. Commentators have been quick to compare them to the deranged Balloon Boy parents, desperate for fame at any price. Obamanutz devotes an entire chapter to the putrification of our pop culture that has spawned and enabled this kind of narcissism. Two strangers getting access to the President of the United States is disturbing enough by itself. We were told early on that Salahi is “half Palestinian.” That’s not the half of it. The Salahi’s are deeply in debt as...
  • White House crashers to reveal all

    06/24/2010 1:50:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6-24-10
    White House gatecrashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi are penning a book about the security breach that sparked a national furor. They've teamed up with investigative reporter Diane Dimond for a tome they say will lay out "behind-the-scenes" details of the November 2009 night when they bamboozled the Secret Service and got into a state dinner for India's prime minister. Read more:
  • The Salahi’s Are At It Again

    05/20/2010 12:13:44 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 175+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | May 20, 2010 | Haystack
    So the Salahi’s were stopped while cruising by the White house in a limo last night. The Obama’s, at the time, were entertaining Mexico’s President Calderone at an official State dinner. Now, if the infamous party crashers really wanted to get into the State dinner, why didn’t they just wear the traditional garb (refer back to Michaele Salahi’s “authentic” attire for India’s state dinner). Why spend all that money on a limo and driver, when apparently all you need to do was don sombreros and poncho’s? Salahi’s: “Hi we’re here for the dinner!” Secret Service: “They’re wearing sombreros…they must’ve been...
  • Desiree Rogers..."they never lifted a finger to help me"

    03/12/2010 1:30:22 PM PST · by ColoradoAce · 84 replies · 3,374+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 3/12/2010 | Peter Baker
    " For Ms. Rogers, associates said the episode proved a searing experience that has soured her on Washington. She believes she was left largely undefended by the White House, by her colleagues, including Mr. Axelrod, Robert Gibbs and even her close friend, Valerie Jarrett."
  • Michelle Obama's birthday: Party time

    01/17/2010 12:36:38 AM PST · by Ready4Freddy · 26 replies · 1,202+ views
    The Swamp ^ | January 16, 2010 | Mark Silva
    ... The dinner roster included : Marian Robinson, the first lady's mother, Valerie Jarrett, special adviser to the president and personal friend of the Obamas, Eric and Cheryl Whitaker, friends of the Obamas from Chicago, Eric Holder, attorney general, and his wife Sharon Malone, Marty Nesbitt, another friend from Chicago. Susan Sher, the first lady's chief of staff., Elizabeth Alexander, who recited a poem at Obama's inauguration,. Cindy Moelis, head of the White House Fellows program, and Jocelyn Frye, policy director in the first lady's office. ...
  • What is White House Covering Up in “GateCrashers” Scandal? - Special Report

    12/11/2009 2:28:46 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,297+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | 12/08/2009 | Roger Aronoff
    The evidence clearly shows that the congressional investigation of the White House Gatecrashers is being controlled and limited. Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS), now the subject of an Ethics Committee investigation, has made it clear that he wants to limit the investigation. Is he trying to protect White House officials with something to hide? Ignoring evidence of White House connections to the alleged gatecrashers, Tareq and Michaele Salahi, Thompson will not subpoena Desirée Rogers, the White House social secretary who is a very close friend of Barack and Michelle Obama. As a result of the stonewalling and cover-up,...
  • Gate-crashers to take the Fifth if subpoenaed

    12/08/2009 4:09:32 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies · 514+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec.8, 2009 | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House gate-crashers plan to invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and refuse to testify if they are subpoenaed to appear on Capitol Hill about the security breach. Reality TV hopefuls Michaele and Tareq Salahi said through their lawyer on Tuesday that the House Homeland Security Committee has drawn premature conclusions about the Nov. 24 incident, when they were able to get into the state dinner without being on an approved guest list.
  • Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad

    12/08/2009 2:00:14 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies · 810+ views
    Party crashers will plead fifth if subpoenad By Eric Zimmermann - 12/08/09 04:27 PM ET The White House "party crashers" will plead the fifth if they're called before the House Homeland Security Committee, First Read reports. A lawyer for the couple reportedly indicated to chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) that his clients would invoke their right against self-incrimination if asked about how they got into a state dinner without being invited. The committee will vote tomorrow on whether to subpoena the couple, who turned down a non-binding request to testify.
  • Rolling Stone's Taibbi: Public Executions for Party Crashers; NYT’s Rich: They Are Party Terrorists

    11/30/2009 10:51:50 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies · 768+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 1, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    Has the left finally a reason to be impassioned by a threat to our national security? Michaele and Tareq Salahi seem to have provided that reason. After the Salahis literally crashed a White House State Dinner on Nov. 24, the two demonstrated how vulnerable President Barack Obama could be to outside intruders. And justifiably, it has not only caused some concern with members of Congress, but some of the more outspoken members in the media. On the Fox Business Channel's Nov. 30 "Imus in the Morning" program, host Don Imus conveyed this concern, suggesting it exposed potential weaknesses in the...
  • White House Aide Once Quipped About Enabling Party Crashers

    12/05/2009 8:34:49 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies · 1,887+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 5, 2009
    Desiree Rogers is under scrutiny for her office's role in the infamous security breakdown at the state dinner. A woman with a reputation as a consummate perfectionist is being criticized for dropping the ball — and, by some, for putting her own aggrandizement over her job. The White House social secretary under fire for her office's role in the security breakdown that let an invited couple into a state dinner once joked that she regularly allowed party crashers at White House events. Desiree Rogers made the claim in an interview with the trade magazine BizBash at the Creative Coalition's annual...
  • Desirée Rogers’ Brand Obama - Desirée Rogers

    12/03/2009 9:37:47 AM PST · by nmh · 76 replies · 2,641+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 3, 2009 | Amy Chozick
    Desirée Glapion Rogers is the descendant of a Creole voodoo priestess named Marie Laveau Glapion. The first time I meet her, she welcomes me into her East Wing lair—a rhythm and blues tune plays on a white iPod, a potted white orchid perches between two windows, fresh flowers sit on a heavy wooden desk. This is a woman who never sees a wilted bloom. The 49-year-old turns on just enough Southern charm to camouflage an aura of self-assuredness typically reserved for runway models or first ladies. Wearing a crisp white shirt, black patent flats and high-waisted navy slacks that would...
  • Secret Service first learned of crashers following day, Michelle's staff knew at beginning of event

    12/04/2009 3:51:05 AM PST · by cushman · 98 replies · 4,114+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 12-3-09 | Audrey Hudson
    Mr. Sullivan also surprised the panel by telling members that his agency did not learn of the security breach until the Virginia couple bragged about it on the Internet. He told the panel that the federal security agency did not become aware of the breach by the Salahis until the next day, when it saw the couple's photos from the event, including posing with the president, posted on their public Facebook account.
  • Arab Times (in USA & Mideast) and Many Other Arabic Newsites Report On White House Security Breach

    12/03/2009 9:01:31 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 7 replies · 879+ views
    A random websurf today shows no shortage of prominent coverage in the Arabic language media including running commentary on the fiasco as well as in some cases detailed background explanations as to how the recent State Dinner security breach occured at the White House and uncleared people were able to come into close access with the President of the United States and visiting The Prime Minister of India.One such outlet is Arab Times in Arabic, located in the United States, but many other outlets are carrying it outside of the USA--including on some questionable sites. This appeared on Arabic...
  • Desiree Rogers Will Skip Hearing; New White House Social Guidelines

    12/02/2009 7:05:23 PM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 82 replies · 899+ views ^ | 12/02/09 | Lynn Sweet
    The White House will not allow Social Secretary Desiree Rogers to testify on Thursday before the House Homeland Security Committee, which is looking into how aspiring reality TV stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi crashed President Obama's Nov. 24 state dinner, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. And, as the Obama White House kicks off its heaviest entertaining season of the year, White House Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina ordered new guidelines on Thursday to avoid a repeat of such an incident. Messina issued a memo spelling out that in the future personnel from the Social Office will be on...
  • Salahis Crashed Black Caucus Dinner

    12/01/2009 11:02:14 AM PST · by TexasCajun · 33 replies · 988+ views
    MyFox DC ^ | Tuesday, 01 Dec 2009, | WILL THOMAS
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Less than a week after their appearance at the White House State Dinner, Michaele and Tareq Salahi have some more explaining to do. Representatives from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation say the couple also attended their recent awards dinner without an invitation, and multiple sources say they sneaked into the event through an entrance meant for bus boys and caterers. Last Tuesday, the Salahis strolled into President Barack Obama's first State Dinner. They said hello along the official receiving line, but the White House says they weren't invited. They say security was breached, and an investigation was...