White House Party Crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi went somewhere in Washington by invitation yesterday: A meeting of the House Homeland Security Committee as part of a criminal investigation of the incident. Though that “investigation” didn’t yield much, as the Salahis took the Fifth Amendment, on the advice of their lawyer, and refused to answer any question. Any question. At all.
Rep. Bill Pascrell, (D-New Jersey) was clearly frustrated with the couple (whom he derided as “normal looking” which must have been galling) refused to answer even the simplest question, including “Did you wear a tux?” and “Were you there?” (Photo evidence that we’ve ALL seen confirms yes and yes.) Exasperated, he finally exclaimed: “Are you here, Mr. Salahi?” It was a simple yes or no answer, and Salahi obviously knew it was a ridiculous enterprise, but — well, you know lawyers. Said Pascrell: “I don’t respect your right to take the Fifth Amendment. Not at all.” Well, at least they make for great TV. Video below.
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