Secret Service Points To Mar-A-Lago Management For Security Breach

Secret Service Points To Mar-A-Lago Management For Security Breach

Secret Service Points To Mar-A-Lago Management For Security Breach

Ivanovich said Zhang carried four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and a thumb drive containing computer malware.

The FBI is investigating "possible Chinese intelligence operations" that targeted President Trump and Mar-a-Lago, his private South Florida club, the Miami Herald reported.

The letter - sent with Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) - requests a probe into how the Secret Service vets Mar-a-Lago guests while Trump is present, and whether the White House is interfering with the protective body's ability to do its job.

Mar-a-Lago. File photo: White House.

Spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters that the Chinese Consulate General in Houston had been notified of the March 30 arrest, had gotten in touch with the person involved and was providing her with consular assistance.

Archived images of the United Nations Chinese Friendship Association's website, which has since been taken down, show that the organization advertised itself as a non-profit registered with the U.N. Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

She's facing charges of entering a restricted area and making a false statement to a federal official.

Court documents allege 32-year-old Zhang told a Secret Service agent Saturday she was a Mar-a-Lago member there to use the pool.

US President Donald Trump has dismissed a recent alleged breach of his Florida resort, saying he was "not concerned" about the incident.

Investigators are attempting to determine if Zhang is associated with Cindy Yang, the former owner of massage parlors "who has promoted events at Mar-a-Lago with ads targeting Chinese business executives hoping to gain access to Trump and his family".

Chinese citizen Yujing Zhang talked her way past checkpoints into the exclusive Trump resort while the president was golfing nearby.

"The apparent ease with which Ms. Zhang gained access to the facility during the president's weekend visit raises concerns about the system for screening visitors, including the reliance on determinations made by Mar-a-Lago employees", the senators wrote, suggesting Zhang's success in getting inside the compound had "serious national security implications".

The investigation is still being led by the US Secret Service.

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