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Chinese National Lied Her Way Into Mar-a-Lago – With 4 Cellphones and a Malware Loaded Thumb Drive: Report

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Woman Entered President’s Florida Home and Golf Club While He Was There

As if news more than two dozen officials in President Trump’s administration failed their security clearances yet were granted them anyway isn’t bad enough, how’s this worrisome breach of national security?

According to The Guardian’s Jonathan Swaine a Chinese national armed with four cell phones, computer equipment, and a malware-packed thumb drive was arrested for lying her way in to Mar-a-Lago.

Many have expressed great concern over the President’s personal behavior and activities when it comes to national security, like his insistence on discussing sensitive or possibly classified information while using an unsecured cell phone. And many have expressed concern over Trump ignoring security protocols, like when he’s conducted classified meetings in the Mar-a-Lago restaurant among the public, but this latest Mar-a-Lago incident is extremely concerning.

The woman, who was carrying two Chinese passports, “lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend during his Florida visit, federal prosecutors allege in court documents,” the AP reports.

Claiming she was a member of the President’s club, she told Secret Service agents she wanted to use the pool and flashed her passports as ID.

She was not actually a member.

“Agents say she wasn’t on the membership list, but a club manager thought Zhang was the daughter of a member. Agents say that when they asked Zhang if the member was her father, she did not answer definitively but they thought it might be a language barrier and admitted her,” the AP adds.

A Secret Service agent “said Zhang carried four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and a thumb drive containing computer malware. She did not have a swimsuit.”

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Photo: Marine One at Mar-a-Lago. Image via Wikimedia

 

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Supreme Court Blocks House Subpoena for Trump’s Financial Records – for Now

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The U.S. Supreme Court has just issued a temporary stay blocking a House subpoena that would require the release of President Donald Trump’s financial documents. Chief Justice John Roberts issued the order.

The stay is until “further order,” and allows time for both sides to submit arguments, according to Bloomberg News.

Calling it an “indefinite delay,” the Associated Press notes the “hold could last a matter of days or weeks,” if the Court decides to let two lower court rulings in favor of the House stand.

“But the delay could extend for months if the justices decide they need to hear arguments and issue a written opinion,” the AP adds.

Responses from both sides are due Thursday, according to this document posted by Axios:

 

 

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House Investigating if Trump Lied to Mueller

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The U.S. House of Representatives is investigating if President Donald Trump lied to Special Counsel Robert Mueller during his 22-month long Russia probe.

The Washington Post reports the attorney for the House revealed the existence of the investigation to a panel of judges. The House is arguing that it must be allowed to see secret grand-jury materials from Mueller’s investigation. The Dept. of Justice has been blocking that request after a lower court ordered the materials handed over to Congress.

The New York Times adds that the investigation is focused on the written answers Trump submitted to questions from the Special Counsel.

It is a crime to lie to the FBI or the DOJ.

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Three People Dead in Shooting at Oklahoma Walmart

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Three people were shot to death at a Duncan, Oklahoma Walmart, according to KOCO 5 News.

The Duncan Banner reports police have confirmed the shooting suspect is dead. It is currently unclear if they are included in the death toll.

A mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas left 20 people dead and dozens injured. It led the company in September to ask customers to cease open-carry of guns and announce it would stop the sale of many types of ammunition.

Just days later Walgreens and CVS pharmacies, and Kroger and Wegmans supermarkets announced they too were asking customers to no longer enter their stores openly-carrying guns.

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