Washington D.C., April 4: United States President Donald Trump said that he was not concerned about the security provisions at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida following the arrest of the Chinese woman, who was trying to enter the property with a thumb drive containing malicious malware.
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.
Warren cites the recent case of south Florida massage parlor mogul and alleged Mar-a-Lago influence peddler Cindy Yang, who has allegedly been charging Chinese notables for access to Trump's winter White House.
"Together Yang and Lee brought more than 20 guests to Mar-a-Lago in 2018, according to their posts on WeChat, the Chinese equivalent of Facebook", the paper reported on March 29. After being removed from the resort and questioned by agents, Zhang became "verbally aggressive with agents", and was detained by them, it said. The Secret Service has tried to blame Mar-a-Lago for the incident, saying that the club is responsible for who is admitted. 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.
He also praised the job the Secret Service has done.
The woman, Yujing Zhang, briefly gained access to the club after lying about why she was there.
After being taken to a second screening area, the staff then denied her further access, called Secret Service agents to investigate and Zhang was arrested, the agency notes. That came from Mar-a-Lago or Trump directly.
He contends that "we have very good control".
The Global Times, a paper owned by the Communist Party of China, blasted Washington's handling of the situation and accused the United States media of hyping up both Zhang and Yang as Chinese "Trojan horses".
"We'll see what happened, where she's (Zhang) from, who she is, but the result is they were able to get her and she's now suffering the consequences of whatever it is she had in mind", he said. "I haven't spoken to anyone", he told reporters at the White House.
Chuck Schumer of NY and other Democrats wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday.
Senate Democrats are also asking the FBI to investigate potential security vulnerabilities at the club.