Secret Service Discovered Salahis' White House Breach Over Facebook

Michaele Salahi Facebook Pictures Tipped Secret Service On To White House Party Crashers

In a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing regarding Michaele and Tariq Salahi's White House party crashing, Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan reportedly confessed that his agency only learned of the breach through Facebook.

The Washington Examiner reports Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton's questioning of Sullivan:

"Did you discover it through their Facebook, or was it your own discovery that some interlopers had entered?"

"We did not discover that on our own." Sullivan replied. "We were advised of it the following day."

"Advised by who, sir?" Norton inquired.


See Michaele Salahi's Facebook fan page here. As HuffPostTech previously reported, "the couple's shared Facebook profile have 743 photos and 14 videos, and you don't need to be Facebook friends with Tareq and Michaele to see them. Just click away."

On November 25, Michaele Salahi posted this status update, along with photos:

I was honored to be invited to attend the First State Dinner hosted by President Obama & the First Lady to honor India. In June 2010, the America's Polo Cup will be between INDIA & the UNITED STATES. Please join me in this cultural celebration of politics, diplomacy, fashion, sports, entertainment & family fun.

The pictures posted on Facebook show Salahi posing with President Obama, marines, and other guests at the White House state dinner.

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