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U.S.-WASHINGTON D.C.-TRUMP-DEPARTURE by Ting Shen.
U.S. President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has dismissed a recent alleged breach of his Florida resort, saying he was “not concerned” about the incident…reports Asian Lite News

U.S.-WASHINGTON D.C.-TRUMP-DEPARTURE by Ting Shen.
U.S. President Donald Trump

“No, I’m not concerned at all,” CNN quoted Trump, when asked about the potential Chinese espionage at his Mar-a-Lago club.

Trump described an alleged breach of his club by a woman with Chinese passports and a flashdrive containing malware as a “fluke situation”.

“I think it’s just a fluke situation and I think the person sitting at the front desk did a very good job,” Trump said, saying he’s been briefed on the incident.

He added that the receptionist “was able to see things that other people were not, but no, I think it’s just a fluke”.

Trump’s comments come as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has begun investigating the security breach incident for the possibility that it was an espionage effort, a US official told CNN.

The investigation comes at the same time that a top House Democrat asked for a briefing on the security at Trump’s Florida retreat.

The official said the FBI is doing what it has to do in these circumstances, when there is a foreign national involved and there is a possibility of counterintelligence or cyber security issues.

Federal prosecutors have unveiled charges against Yujing Zhang, a woman whom they accused of entering the President’s resort illegally last month.

The Justice Department said Zhang was carrying two Chinese passports, and prosecutors have charged her with making a false statement to a federal officer and entering restricted property.