Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago had a large stash of cash and more electronic devices at hotel

Last week we learned that Yujing Zhang, a Chinese national visiting the U.S., was arrested at Mar-a-Lago after a receptionist asked her what she was doing on the property. She’d already made it past security to get on the property, but an astute employee of Trump’s private club flagged her after her story began to fall apart under questioning. When she was arrested, she was found to be carrying two passports, a laptop, four cellphones, and a thumb drive containing malicious software.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for her hotel room, where they found $7,620 in currency, mostly in $100 dollar bills, along with nine USB drives, five phone SIM cards, and a signal detector used to find hidden cameras. 

More from CNN’s Shimon Prokupecz with new details from prosecutors. 


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Sen. Chuck Schumer wants answers. In a statement, he said the outgoing Secret Service Director will be called to testify immediately. From Talking Points Memo:

“The outgoing Secret Service director must testify before Congress as soon as possible about the potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago involving a Chinese national arrested with malware, and other counterintelligence and national security threats. The public and Congress need to know the extent to which adversarial governments – like China – and their agents are attempting to gain access to, or conduct electronic surveillance on, conversations or other information regarding national security at President Trump’s properties.”

Source: dailykos