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Kessler Dishes on Secret Service, Salahis and His New Book


Kessler at Teatro Goldoni.

“An author’s life is a roller coaster. Sometimes you write a book that no one really cares about, but this one is quite the opposite,” Ronald Kessler said of his latest “In the President’s Secret Service” to a small dinner of journos last night.

Consider the timing- Kessler’s book came out just before the Salahis party-crashing story broke. He says that the stories in his book actually exceed this White House security breach. And that the fault lies with the Secret Service’s management.

The dinner at Teatro Goldoni was hosted by Janet Donovan, Christina Warnke and Beth Solomon, whose Georgetown Dish launches next week.

Joining them was: CBS’ Steve Chaggaris, Pamela’s Punch Pamela Sorensen, Bisnow’s Patrick Dowd, Yeas & Nays’ Nikki Schwab, Washington Whispers’ Jessica Rettig, Washington Life‘s John Arundel (with mags hot off the press in hand), Bill Press, Fox’s Catherine Herridge and The Hill‘s Christina Wilkie.

With late appearances by Time‘s Jay Newton-Small and Bobby Ghosh, Politico‘s Kiki Ryan, Tim Burger and Christina Sevilla.

More photos courtesy of the lovely Pamela Sorensen after the jump…


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