It isn’t a coincidence that after the Secret Service expressed concerns about Trump letting spies into his private club, Trump fired the Secret Service Director.
The Chinese spy that made it into Mar-a-Lago had a stash of equipment in her hotel room, “Prosecutors say they found multiple electronic devices in her hotel room, including a signal detector that can seek out detect hidden cameras, another cell phone, nine USB drives and five SIM cards. There were also several credit cards in her name. hang was discovered to have a thumb drive with malware, as well as a laptop, an external hard drive and four cell phones.”
After Zhang’s arrest, the Secret Service issued a statement that said that they couldn’t control who Trump lets into his private club.
The fight to secure Mar-a-Lago has been a source of tension between Trump and the Secret Service for at least a year.
Was The Secret Service Director Fired Because They Found The Chinese Spy?
The Secret Service didn’t make a mistake in the Zhang case, but Trump wants a Secret Service director who will not try to keep his properties secure. Randolph Ailes is out as Secret Service Direct possibly because he wanted better security at Trump’s properties.
The Secret Service spoke out about the security issues at Mar-a-Lago and the result was Trump trashing national security to likely place one of his own loyalists in charge. Ailes was also fired because he was loyal to former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, but never underestimate the fact that competence and following the law are traits that will always be punished by Donald Trump.
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