Washington AC/DC - The US government denied today the existence of intelligent alien lifeforms in the White House amid a mounting furor about 'non-indigenous illegals' in high public office.
Tell-tale signs like ectoplasm trails, mysterious glowing lights and the presence of a massive inter-galactic runabout parked in the Rose Garden were easily dismissed as Halloween props left over from the previous Administration's festive merrymaking.
And Michelle Obama's ceremonial tin foil headgear was standard First Lady issue, a spokesperson said, ever since Nancy Reagan's psychic consultant recommended a move away from traditional felt-and-roadkill sartorial designs.
"President Obama is not an illegal," a White House mouthpiece reiterated as reporters clamored for the latest alien update.
"And the Tea Party is the most likely suspect for the 'T' part of the 'ET' moniker (Lewinsky)."
Hillary Clinton is 107.