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White House / State Dinner / Security Breach #961481

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 30, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The security lapse in which Tareq and Michaele Salahi†† crashed the state dinner at the White House last week updated; details given about the explanation from White House social secretary Desiree Rogers†† that she was not at the gate; statement from the Salahis’ publicist Mahogany Jones† quoted. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says no call came from the Secret Service about any confusion.] [Former Secret Service director Ralph BASHAM††- says having someone there from the White House social office could have made a difference.] [Former federal prosecutor Stan BRAND†- comments on possible legal action.] Correspondence between the Salahis and Defense Department official Michele Jones†† about getting them into the dinner discussed.

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Guthrie, Savannah

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