Salahis invoke right to remain silent

The celebrity-hounding couple from Virginia, Tareq and Michaele, infuriated US lawmakers as they refused to answer any of their questions during their forced appearance before the committee probing how the incident took place at the White House on November 24 last year.

The couple was subpoenaed by the House Committee on Homeland Security and was questioned on the circumstances of their attending dinner uninvited.

The couple after a short opening statement invoked their right to remain silent given to a US citizen under the 5th Amendment of the American Constitution.

“On advice of counsel, we respectfully invoke our right to remain silent, and we will decline to answer any questions,” Tareq Salahi told members of the Committee.

“You have your right to claim protection under the Constitution of the US, but you have shown affronty here to take the names of men and women in uniform who are protecting this nation and suggest that somehow what you do provides support for them,” Congressman Dan Lungren said.

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