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Three Democratic Senators Want FBI to Evaluate National Security Risks at Mar-a-Lago


Mar-a-Lago (Facebook photo)

By Allan Lengel

Three Democratic senators want the FBI to evaluate the national security risks at Mar-a-Lago in wake of the recent arrest there of a Chinese national,  Mother Jones reports. [2]

Yujing Zhang had allegedly gained entry to Donald Trump’s private resort while carrying electronics that included a thumb drive containing malware.

“This latest incident raises very serious questions regarding security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago, which foreign intelligence services have reportedly targeted,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote in a letter Wednesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray. “The apparent ease with which Ms. Zhang gained access to the facility during the President’s weekend visit raises concerns about the system for screening visitors, including the reliance on determinations made by Mar-a-Lago employees.”