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Party Crashers Want Big Pay Day for TV Interview

The Wall Street Journal

Salahis, White House Appearance Representatives acting on behalf of the Virginia couple who allegedly crashed a White House state dinner have contacted multiple media outlets to try to sell an interview with the pair, according to people familiar with the matter.

One person said the couple–Tareq and Michaele Salahi–was seeking a fee in the high six figures.

No news outlets contacted said they would pay the Salahis to discuss an event some executives said was likely to die down soon. Several TV organizations said they would be happy to interview the couple without payment.

Mahogany Jones, the Salahis’ publicist, said in an email Sunday, “We are not providing any comments at this time.”

Over the weekend, the couple stayed in the spotlight as some lawmakers expressed concern about the security breach. During a White House dinner Tuesday feting India’s prime minister, the Salahis were able to mingle with high-level guests, including the president, despite not being official guests. More…

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