A woman with two Chinese passports was arrested and charged after reportedly lying to Secret Service agents and gaining access to Mar-a-Lago with malicious software while President Donald Trump was present.
Yujing Zhang, 32, arrived at a Secret Service checkpoint Saturday afternoon outside of the president’s club in Palm Beach, Florida. She told agents she was a member of the club and coming to use the pool, according to NBC 4. Zhang reportedly successfully gained entry to the club after showing one of her passports to an agent.
The manager of the club reportedly thought Zhang was the daughter of a member of the club and granted her entry. Secret Service reportedly asked her if she was related to the family the manager was speaking of, but that they could not understand her English.
When she entered, Zhang told Secret Service she was there for a United Nations Chinese American Association event that did not exist. After she showed agents an invitation written in Chinese, agents told her she had to leave, because the event she was speaking of was not taking place.
After she began to argue agents took her into a room for questioning, where agents realized she could speak English. Later, four cellphones, a laptop, an external hard drive and a thumb drive with computer malware were discovered.
Zhang has been charged with making false statements to federal agents and illegally entering a restricted area.
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