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Nice the United States is fortunate the infamous party -- -- saga did not turn into a night of horror.
That from the chairman of the house homeland security committee Bennie Thompson during a hearing today on -- couple attended a state dinner apparently without an official invitation.
Couple pose for pictures with the president and the vice president they declined to appear today's hearing.
Hearing on Capitol Hill along with a White House social secretary -- -- Rogers.
We learned today that three Secret Service members -- now on administrative -- listen to lawmakers real Secret Service director Mark -- If somebody for social secretary's office where it was steady -- always stood in the past.
The saudis were not of gotten them.
It would held for all of the -- doing about the social secretary.
And and these.
Serial con artists.
What I see is that this couple has pioneered.
A new way to breach security.
We all fortunate that this diplomatic celebration.
Did not become a night of -- By the way the director of the Secret Service says he found out about the -- the next day -- on FaceBook.
-- -- -- congressman Bennie Thompson a Democrat from the state of Mississippi.
The chairman of the house homeland security committee good enough to join us from the from the rotunda on Capitol Hill -- very good to see you thank you.
Thank you your initial thoughts if you don't -- congressmen on what's happened here.
While it was.
A breach of security at the White House.
Basically compromised by these two -- that it.
Secret Service has stepped up through directive Sullivan indicated.
That it did in fact.
Creative suite and one that should not -- -- You assume responsibility for it but he also Hewitt -- -- -- phones that reaches of this nation not a crew again.
You saw the emails right back and forth with the Pentagon.
That's correct the indication is from these emails they couldn't get a man.
That it try to get him and could and they got -- they got in the door afterward they had this so we love you love us email thing that happened.
It doesn't it seem like just.
Okay need to take a look at security but had the social secretary of been there -- -- that you can't -- -- I mean none of this would happen in the really is no harm no foul here isn't there.
My issue is they were not only that they have a may -- and -- so if you're not only -- You can't coming.
Well the social secretary is there among them.
So is that they were not on and direct the -- and say they want on the list and they should have been allowed me.
I'm not certain levels social secretary.
Who basically -- the potted plant.
Have anything to do with security.
What do you think needs to happen going full.
Well -- -- we will Hewitt both and a public and it is limited executive says.
Direct the solemn.
That these issues that occurred on this he will not happen again.
He was embarrassed it embarrassed the department.
But it with a vulnerability.
One of the reasons we wanna do that here.
Today is -- makes you that.
The -- has been.
We wanna hear from follies to see what they'd be.
To compromise the system.
-- goal -- to get all that for me.
It's unfortunately did not come and we'll take up that is in the next weekend is committed.
Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi the chairman of the homeland security committee there in the house -- great to see hot -- thank you.
Thank you --
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