A reporter who helped break a series of stories about Chinese nationals who allegedly tried to infiltrate Donald Trump's "Winter White House" explained just how insecure the networks at Mar-a-Lago are during a Saturday morning MSNBC appearance.
Sarah Blaskey, a Miami Herald reporter who worked on investigations that revealed the access to the president allegedly sold by massage madam Li "Cindy" Yang, told MSNBC's David Gura that the way the story has unfolded is illuminating.
"Our eyes have been opened by Cindy Yang, as you mentioned, to a sort of Trump tourism — that's what we've been calling it, where Mar-a-Lago in particular is being targeted by individuals that want to get close to the president," Blaskey said.
Yang, she noted, posted invites online to Mar-a-Lago events — and "it's not clear that she vetted the guest list for any sort of security concerns."
"It appears to be anyone that saw this invite on the internet could call and presumably pay to enter Mar-a-Lago for any number of charity events," the reporter said, "and either meet the president or the First Lady or other members of the Trump family or high-level aides in his administration."
The latest story about Yujing Zhang, another Chinese woman who was arrested last week at the president's south Florida resort after coming into the club with what authorities are referring to as "malicious malware" on a thumb drive, further complicates the picture, Blaskey intimated.
She added that Zhang "presented an invitation that authorities say didn't exist" — that also contained language that mirrored phrases used by an associate of Yang's.
Watch Blaskey explain the story below, via MSNBC: