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Arrested Chinese national was on her way to event by massage parlor owner who allegedly sold access to Trump: report

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On Saturday, a Chinese national was arrested by the Secret Service at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in South Florida, while the president was there. Prosecutors say she was allegedly carrying four cellphones and computer equipment including a flash drive containing malware, and briefly gained admission by lying to federal agents about being on the membership list.

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But the story gets even stranger from there. According to the Miami Herald, although the woman, Yujing Zhang, told officials she was there for a “United Nations Friendship Event,” her actual purpose there was likely to attend an event associated with a familiar, controversial figure in the president’s orbit: massage parlor owner Li “Cindy” Yang.

One event, a “Safari Night” held to benefit a local youth charity, was canceled after the Miami Herald revealed that Yang — a former owner of the massage parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting prostitution — had taken photographs with Trump and other Republican leaders and used them to advertise her ability to get Chinese clients into events with the president.

On the website for her consulting business, Yang also advertised a March 30 “International Leaders Elite Forum,” calling it a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” and the first event at Mar-a-Lago with “the Chinese as the protagonist.” That event also did not take place.

In addition to the allegations of making a business out of selling access to the president, Yang owned a Florida spa that has been accused of selling sex to clients as part of a multi-agency human trafficking investigation.


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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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