Listen: China, United States, Lago discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"Today at Xeni dot com slash CNN. Good evening. We begin tonight with breaking news and international. Intrigue. Federal prosecutors filing charges today against a woman who allegedly got into mar-a-lago on Saturday. She was quipped the fettered say like a small electronic store, including four cell phones. And he thumb drive with malware on it now, maybe just forgot to do a virus scanned in any case. It's quite a case in quite a story. Nncholas Namuz investigative reporter for the Miami Herald, he joins us now. So Nick, first of all who is this woman that was arrested. How did she tomorrow Lago? So we don't know a whole lot about this woman from China whose name is Eugene, John she showed up at mar-a-lago on Saturday with as you said an electronics store in her bag and said she wanted to attend to United Nations friendship event with China between China and the United States. This was I after saying that she had wanted to use the pool. Her story didn't add up, and she wasn't on any guest list mar-a-lago. So eventually she was detained and then interviewed and arrested by the US secret service. She's from Taiwan is that correct? No. That was actually a mistake in David. It should have said People's Republic of China. She's a China's national from at least she was traveling from Shanghai. Can you tell us more about the the technological items that she was carrying? She had four cell phones. One lab top one external hard drive and one thumb drive that according to federal agents was loaded with or contained quote malicious malware now all Mel is malicious by its nature. So, but we don't really know much more about what was on this drive. You know, was she a harmless tourist who happen to get a virus on thumb drive or or was she intending to plant something at the president's private resort. That is unclear but charges have been filed against her. She has been charged with lying to a federal officer. And that's because of the conflicting stories she told the secret service and also with entering a restricted area, meaning an area that was secure for the president of the United States if she had just showed up tomorrow Lago when Trump wasn't there. It would be more like a simple trespass charge. But so the the what was the president at mar a Lago and all this happen. He was at his nearby golf course in West Palm Beach, although he was staying at mar-a-lago that weekend and again her motivation. It's not clear is that right? It's not it's not clear at first you said she wanted to use the pool then she said she was there for some kind of UN event. And then she was detained. It's fascinating. Obviously more to come on this, Nick, HAMAs, appre appreciate it.."