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REVEALED: Feds have classified info suggesting Chinese espionage operation targeted Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club

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A new court filing this week suggests that federal law enforcement officials have classified information about a Chinese espionage operation that nearly succeeded in infiltrating President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.

The Miami Herald reports that “federal prosecutors have disclosed they are developing a potential national security case against Yujing Zhang, the 33-year-old Chinese woman charged with unlawfully entering Mar-a-Lago with a stash of electronic equipment.”

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The paper writes that prosecutors this week asked a judge to let them file classified information under seal that would not be available to either the public or the defendant.

Given that classified information is part of the case, there’s a good possibility that officials have evidence that Zhang’s entrance into the club was part of a broader espionage effort and not simply the work of a lone operator.

Zhang’s former attorneys argued that she lawfully paid for a ticket to attend a Mar-a-Lago event earlier this year that was being promoted by South Florida massage parlor tycoon Cindy Yang, who is currently being investigated for potentially illegal campaign fundraising for Trump’s reelection.

Mar-a-Lago was hit with a federal grand jury subpoena demanding documents related to allegedly shady fundraising activities coordinated by Yang, as well as “all documents, records and communications relating to Yang, as well as 11 other people, one charity and seven companies affiliated with her,” the Miami Herald reported last month.

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Ex-Russian ambassador astonished by Bill Taylor’s revelation about ‘extraordinary’ Trump-Sondland call

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The former U.S. ambassador to Russia called out a new bombshell from Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor as a national security -- and potential blackmail -- risk.

President Donald Trump's acting ambassador to Ukraine testified Wednesday in a House impeachment inquiry hearing that one of his staffers overheard the president discussing an apparent extortion scheme with his EU ambassador, Gordon Sondland, on July 26 at a restaurant.

"In the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.'”

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Republican mocked for attacking MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace amid impeachment hearing: ‘Shouldn’t you be paying attention?’

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Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) was ridiculed online for attacking MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace during the impeachment hearings.

Stefanik, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, attacked the MSNBC host during her committee's hearing.

Wallace, a former top Republican strategist, has been a harsh critic of the administration. After Stefanik interrupted the hearing, Wallace blasted her.

"It would appear Elise Stefanik is drinking the same loony tune juice with her breakfast as Nikki Haley - going from occasionally reasonable Republicans to Trump shills," Wallace tweeted, adding the hashtag #pathetic.

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White House claims Trump ‘not watching’ impeachment hearing as his Twitter account goes silent

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham insisted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is "not watching" his first public impeachment hearing.

As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) called the hearing to order, Trump's Twitter account went suddenly silent.

But Grisham told reporters that the president was "working."

"He's in the Oval in meetings. Not watching. He's working," she said, according to a pool report.

.@PressSec tells me President Trump is not tuning in to the impeachment hearing now underway. "He's in the Oval in meetings. Not watching. He's working."

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