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The couple now known as the White House party fractures are insisting they were invited the White House says they were not on the guest list -- last week's state dinner.
Here's but -- in the -- a lot he told The Today Show this morning -- us.
I think the American public is actually going to be extremely surprised.
What was supposed to be a lovely beautiful evening python memories you know a lifetime memory.
And a lifetime memory now what about those surprising details that they referred to in that in your -- this morning well.
House homeland security committee hopes to find out it is holding a hearing on Thursday and calling on the -- he's.
To come and -- chairman of that committee is congressman Bennie Thompson democratic Mississippi joins us now from the hill congressman thanks for your time.
Thank you have you heard back from them.
Will they only -- -- and.
Well we are hopeful.
We've been talking to their turn it he's not given us in every reason to doubt.
Do you expect them to tell you in full what they were not telling Matt Lauer this morning more details about exactly who invited them -- when.
Well you know the purpose of the hearing -- really look at the breach that occurred at the state them.
They just one little caught.
This holds -- hearing.
We will talk to director Solomon.
To see what protocols will miss that allow.
This couple they're getting in.
And it's part of over -- responsibility with the committee.
Why isn't it enough for the Secret Service to do its own investigation why does congress need to be involved.
Well you know they have to do their own investigation but we have oversight responsibility.
As authorizing committee.
To look over their -- So we want to hear from direct assault and what he's doing to make sure that -- like this don't occur well this was an isolated incident.
And can we we issue of the public going forward.
That anyone who attends an event at the White House.
Is safe and secure.
They were unequivocal about -- this morning -- quote was we were invited not fractures Nolan would do that's certainly not us would they be put under oath if they come before your committee.
Well that's one of the options at this point we're just pursuing.
Once those individuals -- will -- the questions.
I'm sure they'll have counsel.
And obviously as you know.
That steel solutions around -- not criminal charges.
Will be brought.
We're not -- -- in those criminal charges.
We're just trying to get to the facts do you think they should be charged criminally.
I'll reserve that.
To the US attorney's office.
I think we have to look at whether or not.
This breach violated some policy of the Secret Service and if you did how we can makes you.
That it not happen again.
Congressman as you probably know there's also a story out today that they did the same thing at a Congressional Black Caucus dinner and were actually escorted now when native -- somebody discovered they were sitting at a table that wasn't bears and they weren't on the list.
Got a photograph from -- here what do you know about that.
Well other than what I've heard on the newscast today not a lot that could come up.
But you know the notion that someone can walk in off the street and entertain them sales at a state.
-- Shake hands with the president take pitches within the vice president and others.
Is quite a long.
It could be a joke it could be -- but it also represents a serious vulnerability.
That we want to make -- doesn't happen again.
Just for the record the -- he's on The Today Show us that they were invited to that Congressional Black Caucus dinner.
But those were there telling a different story congressman Bennie Thompson and we appreciate your time we will look for you on Thursday.
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