Accused Mar-a-Lago trespasser proclaims innocence; thanks US

Jury deliberations are expected to begin Wednesday in the trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.

11.9.2019

Jury deliberations are expected to begin Wednesday in the trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-A-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman defending herself on charges that she trespassed at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lied to Secret Service agents gave one of the...

FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing before Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. Zhang, 33, who is accused of trespassing at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents will be tried by a jury after frustrating the federal judge hearing her case. (Daniel Pontet via AP, File)

“I don’t believe I did anything wrong and that’s what I want to say. USA, thank you,” Zhang said in another unusual turn in an unusual case. She faces up to six years in prison if convicted.

Sherwin said Zhang spoke English well during her interaction with employees and agents, and was “calm, cool and collected.”

Altman tried repeatedly Monday to change Zhang’s mind about representing herself as he has done during every hearing since she fired her public defenders in June. When he demanded that she answer yes or no if she wanted to use her attorneys, who are in court on standby, she went into a long monologue in Mandarin. Altman cut her off before it could be translated, and she said she didn’t want them.

Zhang primarily used a translator Monday, but at one point told Altman she hadn’t spoken Mandarin in months and was having a hard time following along.

When asked by prosecutor Rolando Garcia if he could identify the woman, however, he said he wasn’t sure. An experienced defense attorney would have challenged Isidore and asked Altman to strike his testimony as unreliable, but Zhang said she had no questions.

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Read this headline again with the preconception that the words 'White House' are coming and I swear you get whiplash at 'club'. She was commanded by CCP! Fuckin sketch looks like the singing of Bill of Rights or something Everyone had underware on so they were able to select a jury?

Underwear blunder stalls trial of Chinese woman accused of trespassing at Mar-a-LagoYujing Zhang is acting as her own attorney during the federal trial on accusations she lied to a Secret Service agent and trespassed at President Donald Trump's Palm Beach club. Not really. Lack of bloomers shouldn't stop the court process.🙄

Underwear snafu delays Chinese woman's Mar-a-Lago trespassing trialA U.S. jail's failure to provide underwear needed to change out of prison g... Gotta admit: Not a headline I would've predicted SNAFU begins with Situation Normal, which I guess is correct since weirdness is our normal now

As trial starts, alleged Mar-a-Lago intruder insists she thinks the trial has been canceledThe trial of a Chinese woman accused of lying her way through a Secret Service checkpoint at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort earlier this year got off to an unusual start when the defendant said repeatedly that she thought the trial had been canceled. I’m thinking someone in Trump’s circle lied to her to prevent her from showing up in court. She got upset when someone fell on her brocolli. She grew even more upset when they fell on her cauliflower. Why is she getting in trouble for false statements? It seems to me she's just mimicking Trump.

Jury of 10 women, 2 men to hear Mar-a-Lago trespassing trialThe trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with lying to a Secret Service agent and trespassing at President Donald Trump&39;s Mar-a-Lago club will be heard by a jury of 10 women and two men after their selection first bogged down Monday over the defendant&39;s lack of underwear. The bizarre case Melania's Affair? Massage Boy!!!

Chinese woman in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case: 'I don't know why I'm here'A Chinese national arrested for bluffing her way onto U.S. President Donald Trum... Trump. Says. That. Every. Single. Day. Whaa...spy? - no clue what that means... never heard of it. Typical

Chinese woman in Mar-a-Lago trespassing case fights criminal chargesA Chinese national arrested for bluffing her way onto U.S. President Donald Trum... I prefer to read this as ' … fights, criminal charges.' It's more drama than one usually finds at that drafty old place. She wasn't trespassing! She was there to schmooze trump, maybe get a photo op and gather intel. I'm guessing she's the only one🙄... ...that got caught.

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