White House Party Crashers

The White House posted this photo to its "flickr" page this afternoon. You can see Michaele Salahi shaking hands with the president.

The couple was somehow able to get pass security for Tuesday's dinner honoring the Indian Prime Minister.

The Secret Service is now moving closer to beginning a criminal investigation.

The pair is described as polo-playing socialites from Northern Virginia.

A Washington post columnist recognized the couple and helped break the story.

As for the breach in security, the White House released this statement Friday saying: "The United States Secret Service said they made a mistake and they are taking action to identify exactly what happened and they will take the appropriate measures pending the results of their investigation. "

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