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A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s private Palm Beach club would be allowed represent herself after her attorneys found no evidence of mental incompetency.

U.S. District Judge Roy Altman ruled that Yujing Zhang, 33, will be allowed to to represent herself as she faces two federal charges. Altman also appointed public defenders as “stand-by lawyers” so that if she has any questions or if she changes her mind they can come back in and advise her.

Federal Prosecutors Demand Cindy Yang Records From Mar-a-Lago, Trump Campaign

May 30, 2019
Miami Herald

Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., this week sent subpoenas to Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, and Trump Victory, a political fundraising committee, demanding they turn over all records relating to Republican Party donor Li “Cindy” Yang and several of her associates and companies, the Miami Herald has learned.

Updated Tuesday at 7:58 a.m. ET

Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles is leaving his job, according to the White House.

In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Alles "has done a great job at the agency" and would be stepping down shortly to be replaced by James M. Murray, a career Secret Service member who will start in May.

Bruce R. Bennett / Palm Beach Post

In an apparent move to address news reports about the arrest of a Chinese national accused of lying her way through security and into Mar-a-Lago during President Donald Trump’s visit last weekend, the U.S. Secret Service issued a statement late Tuesday night explaining that management at the private club — not Secret Service agents — decides who is welcome at the club.

Updated April 3 at 9:33 a.m. ET

A woman carrying two Republic of China passports has been charged after allegedly lying to Secret Service agents to gain access to President Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club while he was there last weekend.

The woman, Yujing Zhang, has been charged with making false statements and illegally entering a restricted area.

Information about her case appeared in a criminal complaint that became public on Tuesday.

Carl Juste / Miami Herald

On Friday, President Trump will meet with leaders from five Caribbean island nations at his Mar-a-Lago resort here in Florida. A big question is: what will Trump do for them in return for what they’ve recently done for him?

Associated Press

President Donald Trump left South Florida after reaping millions of dollars from one of his first major fundraising efforts this year for his 2020 re-election bid.

Trump netted $7 million from GOP donors in two events at Mar-a-Lago, the Republican National Committee said Sunday.

President Trump's travels to his private club Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., give the chief executive a chance to unwind, hang out with friends and play golf. But that presidential rest and recreation comes with a cost.

Charities Tiptoe Back To Trump’s Mar-a-Lago

Oct 18, 2018

The charity circuit is tiptoeing its way back to Mar-a-Lago.

Steve Mitchell / AP File Photo

Is Jeff Greene, the billionaire Democratic candidate for Florida governor, a member of President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in West Palm Beach?

It’s a question that is starting to haunt the candidate in his push to get the Democratic nomination in the August 28 primary.

Peter Haden / WLRN

Dozens of activists staged a “die-in” near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach Tuesday on the second anniversary of the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando that killed 49 people.

Scott Travis, Sun Sentinel

About 200 Haitian-Americans and their supporters used the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to protest derogatory comments President Trump reportedly made about immigrants from majority-black countries.

“What do we want? Apology!” the protesters chanted.

The protest, held on Southern Boulevard near the Intracoastal bridge, was in reaction to remarks calling Haiti and some African nations “shithole” countries, which were attributed to the president from a meeting Thursday on immigration.

Associated Press

Palm Beach County is pushing for the federal government to raise its terrorism threat level, a move that could help draw down more in federal grants, according to a memo obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for Mar-a-Lago — Trump’s private club in Palm Beach — to be designated a “high-risk critical asset.”

When the federal government awards anti-terror funds, one factor officials examine is the presence of symbolic targets and landmarks to decide how much cities should get.

TPS Protesters March On Mar-a-Lago

Nov 21, 2017
Peter Haden / WLRN

Hundreds of Florida hospitality workers marched to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach Tuesday, just hours after the Department of Homeland Security announced the end of temporary protected status for some 50,000 Haitians.

Peter Haden / WLRN

The Town of Palm Beach is preparing for President Trump’s Thanksgiving visit to his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Eight miles up the coast, the Port of Palm Beach is hosting another visitor: a mega-yacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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