Woman arrested at Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

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.

While AP initially reported no connection between Zhang and Li Yang, a Chinese native who marketed her Florida massage parlor to Chinese businessmen with the promise she could get them into Mar-a-Lago and meet the United States president, with whom she has been photographed, the Miami Herald reported on Tuesday that the event Zhang said she was headed to was one of two promoted by Yang on her website. 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.

After she began to argue, agents took her into a room for questioning, where agents realized she could speak English.

She was not actually a member.

Regardless, Mar-a-Lago security allowed her through.

No such event was on the schedule, so the receptionist called the Secret Service, according to court papers.

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The agent said it quickly became clear that Zhang spoke and read English with no problems whatsoever.

According to the Secret Service, Zhang had no swimming apparel in her possession.

On Saturday, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, 32-year-old Yujing Zhang made it through checkpoints and all the way to the main reception area of the Mar-a-Lago club before she was stopped from going any further when a receptionist determined she wasn't on an approved guest list.

The agent said Zhang told him she had traveled all the way from Shanghai to go to the phony Mar-a-Lago event after getting an invitation from an acquaintance named only Charles, who she said she met through a Chinese social media app.

The Miami Herald tied Zhang to Cindy Yang, a south Florida massage parlor mogul who was allegedly selling wealthy Chinese access to Mar-a-Lago.

Zhang's statements appear to correspond to Lee and his group. But she was in possession, according to the court filing, of four cellphones, one laptop, one external hard drive and one thumb drive containing "malicious" malware.

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