Dec. 2, 2009— -- ABC News has obtained copies of e-mail messages between Tareq and Michaele Salahi and Michele S. Jones, the Pentagon official who attempted to secure tickets for the couple to last month's White House state dinner and arrival ceremony.
Read the full text of the messages HERE.
According to the e-mails, Jones never told the Salahis they had been approved to attend the Nov. 24 White House arrival ceremony or the dinner in honor of India's prime minister.
The documents appear to contradict the Salahis' claim that they had evidence that proved they were invited.
As late as 8:46 a.m. Nov. 24, the date of the state dinner, Michele Jones wrote to Tareq Salahi, saying, "I am still working on tickets for tonight's dinner. I will call or e-mail as soon as I get word one way or another."
Just hours after the dinner, at 1:03 a.m. Nov. 25, the Salahis wrote Jones about their evening in the limelight and offered an explanation of how they got in.
"Hi Michele, You are an Angel!" Tareq Salahi writes. "My cell phone battery died early this evening while we were in D.C. from our country home, so I just got your message now after driving back out."
Presumably the voice message from Jones indicated the couple had not been granted access.
"But obviously it worked out at the end ..." Salahi continued. "We ended up going to the gate to check in at 6:30 p.m. to just check, in case it got approved since we didn't know, and our name was indeed on the list!"
The e-mails reveal that on the afternoon of Nov. 20 the Salahis submitted their full names, Social Security numbers, date of birth and citizenship proof to the White House through the Gardner Law Group, a Maryland-based law firm, for potential clearance to enter the White House grounds.
The documents also show a persistent effort by the couple to lobby Jones for access, beginning as early as Nov. 20.