Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the couple that breached White House security, that the Secret Service still does not know how, who met with Obama, have their picture on the White House Flickr account, and wanted to be paid to tell the story of how, said they were invited when they spoke out for the first time, which Gibbs flatly refuted, have released there emails. Based on the emails, they may have legitimately believed they were invited; or at least wanted to portray that.
"The answer to the question of whether they had a confirmed invitation is simple: No.
But could the Salahis have felt justified showing up at the White House that night to attend part of the festivities? Maybe.
As far as they knew, their fate was still up for debate as late as last Tuesday, the day of the state dinner."