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Espionage? Mystery Mar-a-Lago ‘Malware Madam’ Also Had Device to Detect Hidden Cameras And Thousands in Cash

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Yujing Zhang, the mystery Chinese “malware madam” who lied her way into President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago private resort last week was known to have a thumb drive with malicious malware installed but new reports suggest she may have been involved in some sort of espionage, CBS Miami reports.

Prosecutors found “a signal detector” that can be used to “detect hidden cameras,” along with now five cell phones, “nine USB drives and five SIM cards. There were also several credit cards in her name,” and $7,600 in U.S. currency. Earlier reports noted she also had a laptop and an external hard drive.

“She lies to everyone she encounters,” and has no ties to the US, prosecutor Rolando Garcia said. “Her ties are all in China,” he later added.

Prosecutors consider her a flight risk.

“She has not been charged with any offenses that nod to international spying. However, the FBI has been investigating the Zhang incident as part of a Chinese espionage effort,” CBS adds.

But the Miami Herald reports prosecutors “are treating the case as a national-security matter and the FBI is investigating.” Her possession of so many tech devices “raised suspicions among federal investigators already probing possible Chinese intelligence operations in South Florida that she could be engaged in espionage.”

President Trump today fired his head of the Secret Service but the White House claims that was in the works for weeks and had nothing to do with Zhang’s unauthorized breach of the Trump property.

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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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