Judge in Mar-a-Lago Chinese Spy Case Denies Bail: “up to something nefarious”…

The Chinese woman who tried to lie her way into Mar-a-Lago appeared in court today to plea ‘not guilty’.  However, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman ordered her continued detention and pointed out the obvious:  “It does appear to the court that Ms. Zhang was up to something nefarious when she unlawfully attempted to gain access to Mar-a-Lago”…

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) – A Chinese woman charged with bluffing her way into U.S. President Donald Trump’s Florida resort last month was denied bail on Monday by a federal judge who said he believed she was “up to something nefarious.”

Yujing Zhang, who was carrying multiple electronic devices when arrested, pleaded not guilty at her arraignment and detention hearing on Monday in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Zhang, 33, was indicted on Friday on charges of making false statements to a federal officer and entering or remaining in a restricted area at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, an incident that raised concerns about security at the Palm Beach club.

During the hearing, a federal prosecutor said Zhang could face more charges and U.S. Magistrate Judge William Matthewman ordered her continued detention.

Matthewman said he was concerned Zhang told U.S. Secret Service agents she was at Mar-a-Lago to attend a charity event that prosecutors allege she knew was canceled.

He also was troubled she was carrying four cellphones, a laptop computer, an external hard drive and a thumb drive when arrested.

“It does appear to the court that Ms. Zhang was up to something nefarious when she unlawfully attempted to gain access to Mar-a-Lago,” Matthewman said.

Zhang has not been indicted on espionage charges. The FBI is examining whether she has links to Chinese intelligence agencies or political influence operations, U.S. government sources said.  (read more)

Yujing Zhang (33)

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141 Responses to Judge in Mar-a-Lago Chinese Spy Case Denies Bail: “up to something nefarious”…

  1. TMonroe says:

    Pinging, testing the soft spots

    Liked by 29 people

  2. Caius Lowell says:

    She just looks like your basic ChiCom wetwork specialist…

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Linda K says:

    She looks happy in her mugshot. Mission accomplished?

    Liked by 11 people

  4. Snow White says:

    She looks like a good little chicom spy. Throw the book at her.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Hoosier_Friend? says:

    Not a happenin’, China. We have the ‘Trump Card’.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. CNN_sucks says:

    Wonder if she is connected to obamba X cyber security now a fara for Huawe?

    Liked by 10 people

  7. Carson Napier says:

    ” The FBI is examining whether she has links to Chinese intelligence agencies or political influence operations, U.S. government sources said.”

    Maybe someone should examine whether she has links to the FBI or to the CIA as we all know how much they like spying on DJT, as well as a whole lot of others. But that someone shouldn’t be, or have any connections, to the FBI or CIA or any finding will not be credible..

    Liked by 20 people

    • WSB says:

      Maybe her name is really Sandy.

      Liked by 3 people

    • Newt Love says:

      I’m reposting this meme of mine:
      The new FBI / DoJ Oath of Office:
      I solemnly swear to defend the Democrat Party from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. I shall destroy all evidence I find that may hurt a Democrat or that party.

      I also solemnly swear to invent charges and manufacture evidence to incriminate all Republicans, even if they have done nothing to or against a Democrat. I will prosecute and imprison every Republican that I can, even if I have to intimidate defense witnesses into silence.

      Liked by 3 people

      • warrprin1 says:

        Piggy-backing on to Newt’s restyled Oath: Bill Weld has declared candidacy to Primary our President. I wonder what oath he has sworn to the GOP NeverTrumpers. Maybe the China Doll was sent in by “the Weld support team”.

        Just can’t help myself: 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

        Liked by 2 people

    • The Demon Slick says:

      She got through 2 secret service checkpoints. President Trumps private security at Mara Lago caught her. The head of the secret service resigned.

      Liked by 8 people

      • iwasthere says:

        LOL, the Mar-A-Largo club security. That’s like the kids working the sign-in desk for the gym. I should say the head of the secret service should resign. How many bugs did the SS sweep team find in Trump tower?

        Liked by 1 person

      • Austin Holdout says:

        Secret Service let in a Chinese spy who was suspicious to the minimum wage hotel staff, but let’s all trust the government with more important stuff like healthcare. Unless the Secret Service agents we’re in on it …

        Liked by 3 people

  8. Zorro says:

    Chinese threats to the US almost more dangerous than the Demosocialist Party.

    Liked by 8 people

  9. trialbytruth says:

    any one else suprised by her appearance. In the court room sketch I would have guessed 40 something.
    This is a very young looking lady could be a honeypot not likely for trump but for any number of associates she might be able to cozy up to.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. spoogels says:

    Expect China to arrest some US citizens in the near future and accuse them of spying

    Liked by 10 people

    • Carson Napier says:

      If they arrest any FBI of CIA, they might well be right about them being spies, and that’s just counting those who spied on DJT.

      Liked by 2 people

    • rrick says:

      Or, charges inexplicably reduced or dropped against some mid- to high-level defendant. In that case, we will know the operatives are internal.

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  11. TreeClimber says:

    I’m going to go all petty female here and go no way is she 33! She looks like some child, uh, model…

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Patriot1783 says:

    Would have loved to have had the opportunity to be in the courtroom when Judge said that and return it with a simple:
    “Ya think?”

    Liked by 2 people

  13. listingstarboard says:

    Counting on some dude with yellow fever to succumb to her wiles no doubt.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Robert Smith says:

    I don’t doubt she could be some idiot pushed by DEEP STATE inc. to try to limit Trump’s freedom. That is, take Mar-a-lago away as an independent Trump lair.

    Liked by 7 people

    • emet says:

      She put up $20,000 to attend, which included a picture with members of the Trump family. A few years ago in San Jose, Chinese were paying $10,000 for a photo with Bill Clinton. Anyways, I was skimming some of the Chinese language news, and there was a flyer in Chinese for a forum at Mar-a-Lago on March 30, hosted by Elizabeth Trump-Grau, contact person Cindy. This thing looked expensive to attend, because it was classified by which table you would sit at. And there was some Asian Orchid activity there also on the 30th. More info in Chinese media, of unknown reliability, but definitely superior to CNN. Well, let the FBI solve the case.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Robert Smith says:

        If some Chinese are selling “access” to Trump at Mar-a-Lago – what a slick scam to take advantage of the Chinese prestige-whore gene.

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        • emet says:

          The Chinese need these kind of photos to get credibility in China. Even pictures with mayors of US cities you never heard of are desirable (mayors in China have a lot of power). Business in China is mostly one big con, but everybody accepts this basis and goes from there. Yes, it is a huge market

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      • paulmafinga says:

        And the event had been cancelled, apparently due to influence peddling and potential prostitution activity (the Chinese person authorized to sell access — Cindy — is suspected to be providing Asian women to US politicians). Zhang had been told the event was canceled and attended anyway. She first lied to get to the pool area, then began asking questions about the canceled event, which flagged her.

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  15. fred5678 says:

    Any volunteers to be her honeytrap test subject?? Just to confirm our suspicions, of course.

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  16. Carson Napier says:

    Oh, look at those foreign spies over there !!!
    – CIA and FBI

    Liked by 5 people

  17. Carrie says:

    Well, I guess it’s a good thing Mar-a-lago is in Palm Beach county and not Broward county or who knows what the Broward judge would have done. Probably would have given her a commemorative Obama/Hillary/Debbie Schultz mug and sent her on her way…

    Liked by 12 people

  18. fakenamenumber776 says:

    Does anybody else think this all looks a little too contrived? A laptop, a hard drive, four cell phones, a thumb drive… it’s too Hollywood for a real Chinese spy. This is a “Chinese spy” out of Central Casting, with the sort of gear that an NCIS script writer would specify.

    Liked by 11 people

    • Carson Napier says:

      Even Jussie Snullette could write a better script.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Looks an awful lot like that guy mailed the non explosive packages that had no postmarks.
        Not LITERALLY, but has the same,…smell.

        Chicoms aren’t STUPID. Ithink if the Chicoms wanted to pull something, they would use a non-ethnic. Surely they are capable of recruiting ‘whites’ or ‘blacks’, or ANYTHING but chinese, to do their spying.
        After all, they have recruited the leadership of Congress, and many others of the non-chinese persuasion.

        Just looks too,…put up, but can’t guess as to who is behind it, or why.

        Liked by 2 people

    • Alleycats says:

      Exactly. Lame bs attempt to paint President Trump as irresponsible; unable to keep the country secure, “if he can’t even keep his own property secure”.

      There are trillions at stake….

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      • warrprin1 says:

        Ok, Alleycats. This made me stop laughing. But it was fun while it lasted. Note to self: only momentary frivolity permitted. The Deep State is deadly serious about taking out VSGPDJT, politically of course, and “by any means necessary”.

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Yeah….I worked for an LCD manufacturer in China. We hired a women to be our interpreter. Lili was her name. She was beautiful and married.
      We stayed at the same hotel and before she went to her room she told me:

      Most married Chinese women have MBA’s…Married But Available…

      Ended up we discovered she’d stole all our electrical schematics for our machines and gave them to her her husbands company.

      The company I worked for has since gone out of business due to the theft.

      True Story.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

      Trained by Strock ,Simpson and Steal. LLC.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. WSB says:

    Mathewman was a police sergeant. Excellent!

    https://ballotpedia.org/William_Matthewman

    Like

  20. Tiffthis says:

    They usually don’t let you smile in your mugshots in Fl. Smart that the judge denied her bail. 💯

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Disgusted says:

    This whole escapade never seemed probable as originally reporled, which I found to be scary. Now even more so. She should never have been capable of advancing as far as she did on this property. No press here or otherwise has shown much horror.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. TeeJay says:

    Hmmm… Chinese AI robot? Prick her and see if she bleeds green.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Blue Wildflower says:

    I really have no background for an opinion, but I think the Chinese government would have more of a professional do the job. She looks like a “rent a spy” instead of a “rent a cop.”

    Liked by 2 people

  24. leftnomore says:

    Oh good, the FBI is on it.

    Liked by 5 people

  25. 335blues says:

    Check all of the devices for Huawei hardware.
    Could be she was bringing in stuff that sends info back to the chicoms via the internet.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Truth seeker says:

    Don’t worry. The FB-eye is on the case. They’ll find out what she was up to. If we know one thing, it’s that we can trust the FB-eye.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. PVCDroid says:

    Feinstein staffer most likely. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  28. GB Bari says:

    Hopefully they have a video of her every move once inside Mar A Lago. Just because the one agent p-lugged in her USB stick doesn’t mean she didn’t plant anything else. You have to ask if we have really been privvy to all of the known information about the incident and her.
    I’m thinking we have not.

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  29. 335blues says:

    Maybe she was locating the security cameras to send the feed to the communists via Huawei “backdoor tunnels”.

    Like

  30. ATheoK says:

    What would a Chinese agent be doing in Trump’s hotel?
    The best advantage China can possibly get out of her is Trump dying. That would put the kibosh on trade issues and allow Korea to run rampant again.

    The Secret Service and the FBI should X-ray every particle that lady brought.
    They also should test the lady and everything she brought for viruses, infections, radiation, toxins, digitalis, etc.

    Ideally, Trump’s passing must appear natural. Radiation or ricin poisoning would serve as fall backs.
    All it takes is the tiniest of scratches or pinpricks.

    That said, They should also consider this lady a distraction! Look for the other hidden operators!

    Liked by 3 people

  31. trapper says:

    How the hell does anyone “bluff” their way into Mar-a-Lago? Somebody better be fired over this.

    Like

  32. warrprin1 says:

    Already done. Secret Service Director is on his way, reluctantly, outta there.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mr.piddles says:

      Still, Mr. Director most likely wasn’t onsite when this went down. Who let Shady Lady through the checkpoint? Unless, of course, we’re talking about a culture of total ineptitude. Nothing would surprise me, TBH. How ’bout the former SS that flipped off Trump as his motorcade went by. Things that make you go hmmm…

      Liked by 1 person

  33. Fools Gold says:

    Na she was just a lost tourist….said MSLSD news channels when they figure out this is news…..

    Like

  34. Merkin Muffy says:

    Are Democrats now attempting to create a new “China!” narrative?

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  35. covfefe999 says:

    From a NYT article: Ms Zhang had paid for a vacation package that included a banquet at Mar-a-Lago. But the gala she had paid to attend had been canceled when news outlets revealed that the Florida woman who had a role in promoting the event had once owned a massage parlor where the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, was charged with paying for sex acts. The former owner, Cindy Yang, had sold the parlor and become active in Republican circles in Florida. She bundled donations for Mr. Trump, including some that had the appearance of being illegal donations by straw donors. The event she had been selling tickets to was canceled in the wake of the scandal. Another article says the banquet was promoted on Chinese social media.

    A commenter above says Yang is suspected of providing prostitutes to US politicians. Is Zhang a financial investor as claimed, or a prostitute or prostitute-spy? Was she planning to hook up with some powerful US people and perhaps record them in compromising situations, not only causing problems for those people but causing problems for Trump because it would occur on his property?

    Trump had better cut off all ties with Cindy Yang and ban her from Mar-a-Lago. It appears she’s vermin and she’s encouraging other vermin to enter. Trump doesn’t need this.

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  36. Bryan Alexander says:

    Something is off here. You don’t walk through the front door for the first time with incriminating evidence on you. This was not the execution of a well thought out plan.

    This does not have the hallmark of state sponsored spying. She can now be “rolled up”.

    Not sure exactly what, but something isn’t right about this.

    Liked by 1 person

  37. AdmiralCrunch says:

    Oh good, I the FBI are on it. Now I can sleep well…

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  38. She is 100% chinese spy,i hope that she need go to prison for 10’years,

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  39. chojun says:

    No doubt she is a spy. And not a very good one, to boot. Although I’m sure they would’ve stolen any information they could gather, I’m certain this was related to the ongoing US-China trade negotiations. They’re probably trying to find any advantage that they can.

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  40. Roadagent says:

    The Chinese intelligence apparatus is not incompetent. This woman appears to have been involved in an effort at misdirection. What was the real intelligence objective here? We will likely never know.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Orygun says:

      She outed herself by arguing with the staff. It was an obvious attempt to create a disturbance and be found out. Classic misdirection while the real mischief is going on.

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    • Lactantius says:

      Hmmm. Wouldn’t it be dumb of the Chinese intelligence apparatus to engage in misdirection, thereby exposing them to scrutiny? The Chinese intelligence apparatus may not be incompetent, but that does not mean that one of their plants is incapable of going haywire when caught. Hollyweird has conditioned us to think that every sleuth is a super sleuth. If this were Hollyweird directed, the Chinese lady would have all manner of sophisticated contacts with spooks in trees, hiding under cars and dressed as lawn maintenance workers and the good guys would have a tracking device on her and be recording her every move from an underground facility in Utah.

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  41. Glass Onion says:

    Robert Kraft knows her.

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  42. AccountabilityPlease says:

    Come on man. She is less of a security threat than Ilhan Omar and AOC.

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  43. Bob Parker says:

    Methinks that we have our 1st candidate for a military tribunal w/extradition straight to Gitmo!

    This of course is courtesy of 1 of President Trump’s Executive Orders @ Dec-2017.

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  44. covfefe999 says:

    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article228783369.html

    Federal authorities are investigating possible Chinese intelligence operations targeting President Donald Trump and his private Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago, sources familiar with the never-before-reported investigation told the Miami Herald Wednesday. The federal counterintelligence probe was turbo-charged on Saturday when U.S. Secret Service agents arrested a Chinese woman, Yujing Zhang, after they said she tried to enter the club with a bevy of electronic devices, including a thumb drive infected with “malicious malware.” The ongoing investigation has also recently focused on Li “Cindy” Yang, the sources told the Herald. Yang is a South Florida massage parlor entrepreneur who has promoted events at Mar-a-Lago with ads targeting Chinese business executives hoping to gain access to Trump and his family. The investigation — spearheaded by the FBI — began before the Herald revealed Yang’s business of selling access last month and focused on other Chinese nationals doing business in the region. […] Zhang was headed to a Mar-a-Lago event advertised on Chinese social media by Yang […] Yang pitched the combination of March 30 events as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for overseas Chinese clients to meet members of the Trump family and other top politicians in her Chinese-language ads targeting overseas buyers.

    Yang is the former owner of the prostitution business that Robert Kraft got hung up in. This woman is poison. Trump needs to disassociate from her and needs to ban her from Mar-a-Lago. She seems to be an opportunistic leech who doesn’t care if she harms Trump.

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  45. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/04/chinese-woman-arrested-at-trump-resort-had-hidden-camera-detector-8000-in-cash/

    As a taxpayer, I’m very concerned about where Agent Ivanovich’s laptop is and where it’s been since he plugged a malicious USB into it. If this was the Secret Service quick reaction playbook, perhaps Zhang planned to get caught all along (not joking).https://t.co/Vz9qiuKvFM pic.twitter.com/M5mwBm6wam

    — Jake Williams (@MalwareJake) April 8, 2019

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  46. Henry chance says:

    Judge thinks Sum Ting Wong here.

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  47. Sue Fowler says:

    Good grief. Foxx does have an annex near Maralago. Not to fear. CAIR and Farraghan will come to her rescue.

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