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White House / State Dinner / Security Breach / Salahis / A Discussion #954091

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 03, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The story of Washington socialites Tareq & Michaele Salahi who crashed the White House state dinner & skipped today's Congressional hearing updated. [At hearings, in response to question from DC delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Secret Service director Mark SULLIVAN†- says we found about it from Facebook.]

(Washington: Ed Henry) The blame game in the gate crashing fiasco examined; details given about Republican efforts to put the blame on social secretary Desire Rogers, who did not appear at the hearings. [SULLIVAN - says it is our fault.] [Representative Charles DENT - comments.] [In January, President OBAMA - promises the administration will make information known.] [Representative KING - calls it stonewalling.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- cites the separation of power.] [Former White House counsel C. Boyden GRAY - defends the White House staying separate.] The Rogers question discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about the controversy. [GERGEN - comments on the role of Rogers at the White House & how it is the job of the Secret Service, but the White House should allow Rogers to talk to Congress; states presidents like Ronald Reagan & Bill Clinton had White House staffers testify voluntarily.] [March 2007, on "Larry King Live," BAMA - opposes the White House hiding.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Erica Hill) A "Washington Post" report that Michaela Salahi faked her way onto the Washington Redskins cheerleading alumni squad noted & discussed; photo shown.

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