Secret Service won't comment on biological detection at state dinner

The Associated Press is reporting that the U.S. Secret Service will not comment as to if anyone at last week's White House state dinner was screened for radiological or biological weapons.

Questions as to the testing arose after the uninvited Michaele and Tareq Salahi managed to pass through the same Secret Service's security screenings as the more than 300 people who were officially invited to the the dinner.

Besides the president and vice president, the state dinner included high profile guests including Indian Prime Minister Mammohan Sing, Secret Service spokesman Edwin Donovan said.

Despite refusing to answer questions about the possibility of screening for biological agents at the state dinner, the Secret Service maintains that President Obama and Vice President Biden were never in danger.

Ronald Kessler, author of a book on the Secret Service, said that the couple would have passed through a magnetometer to detect traditional weapons but would have potentially been able to assassinate the president or vice president through biological means.

Kessler, the author of "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect," added that the Secret Service probably did not perform the usual background check to ensure that the gate crashers were not possible threats.