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Emails Show Salahis Crashed Dinner

They may not want to be called "The White House Party Crashers," but apparently that's what they are. The Associated Press has obtained emails between a Pentagon official and the Salahis that suggest that the erstwhile Tareq and Michaele showed up to the state dinner Obama threw for the Indian Prime Minister without an invite. Four days before the event, the Salahis began pressing a friendly Pentagon aide in order to score tickets, then showed up at the White House gates at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 sans invitation "to just check in, in case it got approved since we didn't know, and our name was indeed on the list!" Hours after the event, the couple emailed to say that due to a dead cell phone battery, they didn't get the aide's message that they hadn't made the cut. For her part, the aide assumed they'd found another way to nab an event invitation.