New details emerge about Mar-a-Lago intruder

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Published on April 8, 2019 - Duration: 01:46s

New details emerge about Mar-a-Lago intruder

The mystery continues around the Chinese woman Yujing Zhang who was ordered by a Florida judge Monday to remain in custody for at least another week after being charged with bluffing her way into President Donald Trump's Florida resort last month.

Colette Luke has more.


New details emerge about Mar-a-Lago intruder

The mystery surrounding a Chinese woman arrested at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last week, grew even deeper on Monday, after prosecutors told a Florida judge that a search of Yujing Zhang's hotel room revealed an array of devices..

Including a device that could detect hidden cameras, as well as 9 USB computer drives,….and around 8000 dollars in cash… That's on top of the four cell phones and a thumb drive containing malicious malware officials said she was carrying when she was detained at the Palm Beach resort on March 30th..

On Monday, the Florida judge ruled that Zhang would remain in custody for at least another week… The ease with which Zhang was apparently able to bluff her way into the club Trump often visits have raised deep concerns over security… Officials said Zhang was admitted through a Mar a Lago checkpoint, producing two Chinese passports and telling a Secret Service agent she was going to the pool.

Zhang then told another agent she was invited to a U.N.

Chinese American Association event, but the event was not on the schedule..

Leading to her arrest Zhang was charged with making false statements to officers and entering a restricted property.

Trump was in town at the time, but was playing at his nearby golf course... The FBI is examining whether Zhang might have any links to Chinese intelligence….

(Trump SOT - "No, I'm not concerned") Trump last week brushed off the incident saying he wasn't worried about it and praised the response by Mar-a-Lago staff and the Secret Service agents… If convicted, Zhang could face up to five years in federal prison.

Trump on Monday dismissed his Secret Service director..

But it was not clear whether the move had any connection to the incident at Mar a Lago.

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