Secret agents responsible for Salahis' WH entry sent on leave


"Right now, the individuals who've been identified have been put on administrative leave... But I will tell you that we are going to look at this, we're going to find out what the culpability was and we'll take the appropriate action," said Director of Secret Service, Mark Sullivan.

Appearing before the House Committee for Homeland Security, he termed it a human error when Virginia couple Tareq and Michele Salahis were allowed to enter the White House without any invitation for the State Dinner on November 24.
"I mean, pure and simple, this is a human error. We could have had the best technology; we could have had all the funding that we'd ever want, but this still would not have prevented this from happening," he said.

Meanwhile, the Congressional committee's Chairman Bennie Thompson said he has directed staff to prepare subpoenas for the Salahis, who refused to turn up for the testimony, and "this committee will consider them next week".
"The Salahi's chose to forego participation in proceedings with the full knowledge that the committee could compel their testimony through subpoenas," he said.

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