The FBI is investigating a possible Chinese espionage operation targeted at Donald Trump and his Mar-a-Lago country retreat in Florida, reports The Miami Herald on Wednesday based on anonymous sources.
According to the American newspaper, the investigation has gained momentum following the arrest of a Chinese woman who was carrying a USB stick with “rogue malware”.
The FBI is currently investigating who the Yujing Zhang, who was arrested on Saturday, is and whether she is part of the possible Chinese espionage operation. The woman is not currently formally suspected of espionage.
The Miami Herald writes on the basis of sources that the research is also aimed at the Chinese businesswoman Cindy Yang, who organizes events in Mar-a-Lago. A possible link between the women is still being investigated.