Excerpts from e-mails of WH gate crashers

AP News
Posted: Dec 02, 2009 3:14 AM

Excerpts from e-mails exchanged between Tareq and Michaele Salahi and Michele Jones, special assistant to the defense secretary, as part of their effort to obtain an invitation to the Obama administration's first state dinner last week.

Friday, Nov. 20, 4:15 p.m.

To the Salahis' attorney Paul Gardner from his office manager Rosalind Tyner.

Michele S. Jones just called regarding the state dinner at the White House for Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009. I need the following information from Tareq and Michaele Salahi immediately so she can submit their information before 5 p.m. today. Full name, Social Security number, date of birth, citizenship.


Friday, Nov. 20, 4:33 p.m.

From Tareq Salahi to Rosalind Tyner, Paul Gardner

Hi Team THANK YOU!!! We are very much looking forward to it!

(Salahi sends Social Security number, date of birth and citizenship for himself and his wife)


Friday, Nov. 20, 4:49 p.m.

From Michele Jones to Tareq Salahi

Hopefully I can get tickets for the arrival ceremony ... the state dinner is completely closed and has been for awhile. As soon as I know, I will contact you.


Monday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.

From Tareq Salahi to Michele Jones

In preparations for tomorrow, do you know what time we would need to be there, and which entrance we should go through?


Monday, Nov. 23, 4:12 p.m.

From Michele Jones to Tareq Salahi

I am still hoping that I can get tickets for the arrival ceremony tomorrow. They do have your information in the event that extra tickets become available and will notify me immediately. I still haven't given up, but it doesn't seem likely.


Monday, Nov. 23, 4:51 p.m.

From Tareq Salahi to Michele Jones

By the way _ I know for a fact that these persons are unable to attend the state dinner and the reception portion:

1.) Sen. Harry Reid and his wife (they have gone home early for Thanksgiving).

2.) Kuma Gupta and husband (unable to travel to D.C. tomorrow)

3.) Bob Stevens and his wife (top brass from Lockheed Martin)


Tuesday, Nov. 24, 8:46 a.m.

From Michele Jones to Tareq Salahi

The arrival ceremony (was scheduled to be outdoors) was canceled due to inclement weather. They are having a very small one inside the WH, very limited space. I am still working on tickets for tonight's dinner. I will call or e-mail as soon as I get word one way or another.


Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1:03 a.m.

From Michaele and Tareq Salahi to Michele Jones

Hi Michele,

You are an angel!

My cell phone battery died early this evening while we were in D.C. from our country home, so I just got your message now after driving back out. But obviously it worked out at the end.... We ended up going to the gate to check in at 6:30 p.m. to just check, in case it got approved, since we didn't know, and our name was indeed on the list! We are very grateful, and God bless you.

We just got home, and we had a very wonderful evening as you can imagine!

Look forward to seeing you very soon. Say when for dinner _ we can't wait to see you and catch up and share memories of true lifetime.


Wednesday, Nov. 25, 1:38 p.m.

From Michele Jones to Tareq Salahi


You are most welcome! I here the smile in your e-mail and am delighted that you and Michaele had a wonderful time. :-)

Have an extraordinary Thanksgiving and many blessings to you both!

Much love,