White House Party Crashers Body Language Show Signals of Deception on The Today Show

Today I appeared on CBS’s “The Insider” where I discussed what I learned from the White House Party Crashrer’s- the Salahi’s body language after they appeared in an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show. I was also interviewed about it in an upcoming article for USA Today in the Life and Style Section. The bottom line is that both Michaela and Tareq Salahi showed significant signals of deception throughout the interview. In essence, they did not appear to be honest in terms of what they were saying. As I go through the entire interview, you will clearly see exactly what I am talking about.

Some of the Signals of Deception included:
shifting eyes to right and the left
looking away

repetition of words and phrases

excessive eye blinking
upper chest visible heavy breathing
lots of “uh uhms”
lip licking,
shaking head no when they should be shaking it yes
shaking head “yes” when they should be shaking it “no”
pitch breaks in the voice (pitch of voice rising higher
emotionless monotone (both)


Matt Lauer begins by asking the couple if they have been paid to do the interview with him and Michaels looks directly into the camera and says “no you’re not.” Tareq says the same thing. Both are telling the truth.

Then Michaela looks away from side to side (deception signal) as she interjects “ At no time have we ever talked about doing that with anyone.” She says this is a stilted halting speech pattern which is also a signal of deception and manipulation, indicating that someone is attempting to carefully couch their words

. As she says this, she looks away purses her lips and nodding head yes when she should be nodding it “no” This is the first huge sign of deception. .
She is clearly NOT telling the truth here. Two days earlier, the Salahis had a publicist by the name of Mahogany Jones who put out a statement this regarding her clients that they are demanding upward of $500,000 for media interviews.


The first thing that struck me a strange was when Matt Lauer asks the couple “What was you reaction when you saw the headlines “White House Party Crashers?” Most people would wince or frown or show upset in their expression with a furrowed brow. This couple’s reaction was quite the contrary.
They were BOTH expressionless. Then Michaela is a low pitched sultry and husky voice says in a monotone “Devastated” as she shakes and nods her head “ yes” indicating that she as indeed devastated for not for the reasons most of us would be devastated. Instead, she no doubt was devastated that she that she got busted for party crashing in a very public way.

Then she goes on to say something that makes absolutely no sense which supports my speculation that she may be a Sociopath. Most Sociopaths say things that don’t make sense. It has to do with the neurological functioning and wiring of their brain. Here’s what she says:

“We knew the facts which is our side of the story and everything will be heard with time (uh) you know our side of the story and (uh) everything will be heard (said in stilted fashion as though it was rehearsed and she messed up her lines) and uh right now it is unbearable to go through,”


Then Tareq speaks. He says how devastating it has been about “what happened to Michaela and I, our friends colleagues, our business partners “ Then you really see how rehearsed they are and how Michaela really runs the show in their relationship as she interjects “ Our lives have been destroyed,:” Without missing a beat, like a puppet Tarqeq repeats EXACTLY what Michaela has said Our lives have been destroyed.”

Then Michaela interjects “Everything we worked for Matt.” Mentioning Matt’s name was unnecessary. She used it as a manipulation technique – a connecting device with Matt to let him know by acknowledging him, she wants him to be sympathetic to her cause as he continues with his questioning.

. She knows exactly what she is doing as she leaks out a smile in her facial expression and then immediately goes back to serious victim mode facial expression as she continues in her ploy to gain sympathy.


She then says “ For me its 44 years, (shaking her head yes) destroyed. “ Now this is clearly a manipulation attempt on her part to gain sympathy, but in reality it doesn’t make sense. This statement once again reflects her aberrant thinking process. It doesn’t make any sense. Was this a ploy to let people know she is 44. With her vanity and narcissism and hours spent on self care and maintenance to look as good as she does, (7 hours pre party) there is no way this self absorbed vain woman would reveal her true age of 44. Most women, vain or not don’t reveal their age. It’s just not usually done in Western culture. So is she really 54 or 64?

If has been 44 years, does it mean she has worked so hard to build everything since she was zero years old (if she is 44). If so that would be a huge exaggeration. People don’t start thinking about their careers or building their lives until they are in their 20’s. So does that mean she is 64 or older? Whatever the case, it is a confusing statement.


Then Matt asks the million dollar question, “Were you or were you nor invited to attend the State Dinner? All you needed was a :”yes; or a “no” answer. You did not need a diatribe. Anyone who gives more than a yes or a no answer to this question is clearly lying.

Their initial silence to this question is a very HUGE red flag! It reflects their shock at Matt’s hitting to the bone question. Then Michaele looks away. Also a red flag indicating deception is about to take place as she is trying to think up a story.

Then you see Michaela’s eyebrows raised which is an indication that she is shocked and surprised that he has asked her this blunt question. Then you see her shake her head “no” when she should have been shaking it “yes” as she says in a defensive sounding tone, “ Well we were invited . We we we’re (repetition) not crashers.”

Then she looks down and all around –to the left and to the right as though she is searching for the right words (lies) to say and in an indignant tone states “There isn’t anyone who would have the AUDACITY (she says the word “audacity “ loud for emphasis ) . Then she once again looks to the left and to the right as she searches for words and says “or poor behavior to that.”

In essence she is talking about herself. She is the one who had the audacity to try to pull this stunt off and she is the one who exhibited the bad behavior.”

As she gets defensive on her tone , she is attempting to defend her own bad behavior. Yous ee a flash of anger come across her face.
She even leaks out a an affirmative head nod indicating her self righteousness in attempting to subliminally justify her egregious behavior.

Then, not making any sense she goes on to say, “ The White House is THE house

.” We see an eyebrow raise as she ponders what she is going to lie about next as she looks to the side she continues while shaking her head “no” says ,” who would do that?” She now gives a little flash of the truth shaking her head “yes.” This indicates that she knows exactly who would do that—-HER and HER HUSBAND!

Whenever someone gives THAT much information that is so convoluted as the information Michaela gave they are LYING!!!

Then she interrupts Matt’s very important question “ Who invited you?” She pretend she doesn’t hear him as express her afterthought to he rhetorical question “Who would do that?” She adds “certainly not us.” Then shaking her head “yes”

” you see she has a smug Chershire cat look on her face. She knows quite well that what has just come out of her mouth is a total lie, She needed to omit the word “not” and just say the word “us” as an answer to her question Who would do that?”

But Tareq certainly heard Matt’s “Who invited you question and he does a diversion technique. He now adds his BS by saying “ Well Matt UH one of the things that UH we’re doing is we are working closely with the secret service UH and their internal UH ivestigation and UH .”
That is not what Matt asked. He asked WHO invited you. This convoluted side stepping evasiveness filled with UH’s indicates clear DECPTION.

Then we see Michaela immediately interject, in her low monotone sultry as she voice shakes her head “no” when she should be shaking it “yes” and says “ We respect everything they do. Of course she doesn’t respect anything they do. If she did her head would be shaking in the affirmative- “yes” not in the negative as we witnessed.

Then like a puppet Tareq parrots out Michaela’s last word “ respect” in his obviously rehearsed statement as he says as he licks his lips (signal of deception) “We’re ‘respecting’ their timeline ……and we want to get through that process UH we’ve been UH very candid with them We’ve turned over documentation to Uh them and we will continue to work with the US Secret Service.


As soon as Matt mentions the statement that Pentagon official Michelle Jones made we see Tareq getting visibly uncomfortable as he rocks his jaw back and forth and purses his lips in nervousness.

Michaela is equally as uncomfortable as we see her purse her lips as an indication she knows she us busted and is holding back as she now knows there is nothing she could possibly say to defend herself.

Matt then reads the statement of Michelle Jones saying that she informed the Salahi’s she didn’t have tickets to the dinner nor the authority to issue them and even left a voicemail message and that the Salahis decided to come anyway. Matt then asks “ do you disagree with what Michelle Jones says in that statement? All that was required was a “yes” or “no” answer.


Instead Tarqu says:

“Well what we are we’ re (repetition of words) gonna do is UH ( Uh indicative of lying in this context) we UH definitely UH (looks down) work with UH work with (repletion) the secret service (lip licks) and l are (looks down) are are and you know (looks down) UH UH and you know between Michaela and I on this (lip licks) to uh shed light on this and were gonna be coming up up (repetition) to New YorK setting on your couch to really shed light on this (lip licking) shedding light (lip licking) were gonna UH UH ( lip licking) show you documentation lip from emails (excessive eye blinking) from emails that your get a chance to see (as he closes his eyes)”

All of these signals in parentheses are signals of LYING!!! The constant rapid eye clinking is clearly a sign of deception as is his convoluted diatribe. All that was need was a Yes or a No answer, not all this BS.

Meanwhile Michelle sat there stone faced not moving a muscle. This is not normal behavior.


Then Matt asks “Are these emails unequivocal in your mind?” As soon as Matt says this we see Michaela no longer being stone faced. She is clearly uncomfortable with where Matt is doing with his questioning as we now she her lips pursing and we she her squirming in her seat and tossing her flaxen hair . All of these gestures say that Matt has really hit her close to the bone.
Then Matt asks if these emails are open to interpretation.

Michelle is clearly lost for the first time in the interview as she turns her head directly to Tareq as she wears a confused facial expression.
She doesn’t know what to say and looks up to try to manufacture an answer as Matt says “If anyone looks at these and says there is a game of semantics here.” Michaela is clearly uncomfortable with Matt’s question she looks up to try to think up what new lie she can come up with to deflect this statement which for which she clearly has no answer.

Knowing Michaela is out of her league on this one, Tareq takes over and says the following:

“No in our view it is clear to us, ( the pitch of his voice clearly rises- a major signal of deception) here and UH based on the timeline UH I think the American puh public ( repetition of sounds, pitch goes up and voice cracks) is also going to be extremely surprised (shakes his head no) with all the details that went from beginning to end into what was supposed to be a lovely evening (pitch of his voice drops back down to normal level).

Michaela interjects here and says “ A lifetime memory”

Once again in puppet like fashion, Tareq parrots Michaela’s words “ a lifetime memory.” This interaction between them clearly illustrates how all their BS was rehearsed!

Then for the second time he invites himself up to NY to the Today Show by saying “ So you know we were prepared to be coming UH up there very soon ( spoken rapidly and dying off at then end, indicating shame in knowing full well she shouldn’t have obnoxiously invited himself pn the Today Show).


By now we can all see how these two shyster scam artists are completely full of BS. But Matt isn’t quite done with them quite yet.

He springs it on them that they weren’t invited to the Black Caucus dinner and were asked to leave and were escorted out. Matt asks them “ What was the reason for your attending and were you invited?”

They are Both visibly shocked! Tareq tries to spin in but his eyes keep blinking rapidly as he says “We were invited by UH UH UH the Gardner law group. We were guests of theirs proud guests of theirs as he blinks his eyes some more. “And no were we escorted out of course not” ( as he licks his lips) .

Then Matt asks the final question “Do you think you’ll be exonerated?” He says he is and in a few days looks forward to coming to New York to do the show (for the third time now) in a few days and is working on the Secret Service’s timetable as his final words are I look forward to come up and see you.”

Please don’t have these two back on the Today Show or any show for that matter, WE know everything we need to know about them! They are TOXIC opportunistic scamming liars. They are not interesting, They are not compelling and if they were on a reality show, they would make horrible reality show stars because they don’t have IT! They are boring and unwatchable! Michaela is physically beautiful and well put together but as soon as she opens her mouth it is over. Her monotone and sultry husky tone has no life to it. She isn’t articulate. They are both turn offs.


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