Chinese woman 'lied her way into Mar-a-Lago' with malware

Trump Says He’s Not Concerned About Potential Espionage After Mar-a-Lago Arrest: ‘Just a Fluke’

Chinese Woman Arrested at Trump Resort With Malware on Thumb Drive

President Donald Trump and his private Florida beach club Mar-a-Lago are being investigated as a possible target of Chinese intelligence operations, it was reported on Wednesday.

Secret Service agents at the scene found four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and a thumb drive that "contained malicious software", according to the document.

And on Wednesday, Trump said he was "not concerned". According to the Times, she has "promoted events at Mar-a-Lago with ads targeting Chinese business executives hoping to gain access to Trump and his family". The group, which is not affiliated with the United Nations, has promoted the Chinese Communist Party, and advertised events at Mar-a-Lago as ways for Chinese businessmen to participate in President Xi Jinping's so-called business diplomacy agenda - essentially, an effort to have Chinese executives make friends with important people overseas.

Two current government sources said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking into possible counter-intelligence implications of the incident, however. But, I would say, I could not be happier with Secret Service. At the beginning of the hearing, after Matthewman made a few announcements in English that were translated for Zhang, he asked her if she wanted to continue using the translator or if he should proceed in English.

Yujing Zhang, 32, has been charged with making false statements to a federal officer and entering a restricted property after she visited Mar-a-Lago on March 30, according to the Department of Justice.

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"Yes please, translate", Zhang said. Staff allowed her access "due to a potential language barrier issue" after believing she was related to a club member. That came from Mar-a-Lago or Trump directly.

A federal prosecutor called Zhang "an extreme risk of flight" and said she had no ties to the U.S. or Palm Beach area, according to audio of her court hearing Monday, obtained by CNN.

During interviews, Zhang said she had only been in contact with a person known as "Charles" via the social media platform WeChat. "She was able to see things that other people were not", Donald Trump said. I think that particular woman did a very, very good job.

The Herald pointed out Democrats in Congress, who have vowed to resist whatever the president pursues, called on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and others to consider the risks of allowing the private club to admit members of the public.

Yang's website featured pictures of her with Trump and other members of his family and senior administration officials.

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