Secret Service agents arrested a woman at President Trump's Florida resort last weekend after she was found to carry two Chinese passports and a thumb drive with malicious software on it according to legal documents.
Prosecutors claim the woman Yujing Zhang, first approaching a Mar-a-Lago security check Saturday shortly after noon and told security officials that she was there to go to the swimming pool.
"Zhang was asked about the true member … was her father, but she did not give a definitive answer," according to the criminal complaint filed by Secret Service Special Agent Samuel Ivanovich. "Zhang did not provide a definitive answer when asked if she was there to meet with anyone. Because of a potential language barrier issue, Mar-a-Lago thought she was a family member of Zhang and gave her access to the property."
Once within the grounds, Zhang was contacted by a receptionist and asked why she was there.
"After being asked several times, Zhang finally replied that she was there for a United Nations Chinese American Association event later this evening," the complaint said. "The receptionist knew that this event did not exist", but when the agent Ivanovich followed up with further questions, Zhang allegedly said she had arrived early for the event so that she could "familiarize herself with the property and take pictures."
At that time, Zhang presented documentation she said was her invitation to the event, but it was in Chinese, and the agent couldn't read it.
Agents took Zhang to another location to interview her, thus becoming "Orally aggressive" according to the charging document.
"During the second interview by Zhang, she claimed that Chinese friend" Charles "told her to travel from Shanghai, China to Palm Beach, Florida, to attend this event and try to talk to a member of the presidential family On Chinese and American Foreign Economic Relations Agents could not get any information that more specifically identified Zhang's alleged contact, Charles & # 39; said the complaint.
Zhang also told agents that she had never claimed she
After Zhang was stopped and questioned that a search on her possessions showed up four mobile phones, a laptop, a hard drive, and a whiteboard containing "malicious malware", according to the criminal complaint. said, despite her original claim to be on the way to the pool, she did not have a swimsuit.
She is accused of making false statements to a federal policeman and cow mme into a limited area.
A secret service spokesman said it was an "ongoing investigation" and rejected further comment.
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She has a valid Chinese passport.