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Book on Trump: We Logged 26 'Unwanted' Sexual Encounters

'All the President's Women' is out later this month, with new allegations

(Newser) - It's a big day for upcoming books with explosive sexual allegations. Esquire is out with an excerpt from All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator, a book by journalists Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy that pulls from more than 100 interviews to chart... More »

Communications Chief at Mar-a-Lago Convicted in Child Porn Case

Soldier handled calls for the president

(Newser) - A staff sergeant who ran White House communications for the Army at Mar-a-Lago has been sentenced in a child pornography investigation. Richard Ciccarella, 34, had admitted he uploaded photos of an underage girl, who is a relative of his, to a Russian website, the Miami Herald reports, though his conviction... More »

Trial of Mar-a-Lago Crasher Is Over

Yujing Zhang convicted of trespassing, lying to Secret Service

(Newser) - Yujing Zhang's desire to meet President Trump and his family turned the Chinese businesswoman into an American felon. A 10-woman, two-man federal jury convicted Zhang on Wednesday of trespassing at the president's Mar-a-Lago club in March and lying to Secret Service agents. The 33-year-old Shanghai consultant faces up... More »

Florida Trial of Chinese Woman Has Brief Delay Over Undies

Yujing Zhang, accused in Mar-a-Lago incident, wasn't provided with any, had to change

(Newser) - The trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with lying to a Secret Service agent and trespassing at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club bogged down Monday before jury selection over her lack of underwear, the latest bizarre moment in a case that has been filled with them, per the AP . Before... More »

Canada's Former PM Deletes Her Dorian Tweet

Kim Campbell said she hoped the hurricane would slam into Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

(Newser) - Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell might get her wish, but she's now sorry she even voiced it. On Wednesday, Campbell joked on Twitter that she was "rooting for a direct hit" by Hurricane Dorian on President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. As it turns out, Dorian... More »

'Extremely Dangerous' Dorian Could Hit Mar-a-Lago

Former Canada PM 'rooting for a direct hit'

(Newser) - They're battening down the hatches in Florida, where Hurricane Dorian is forecast to make landfall as a Category 4 storm on Labor Day—and President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort is in its potential path. The Palm Beach property is around 100 miles south of Melbourne, which is at the... More »

18-Year-Old Just Wanted to See if He Could Get Into Mar-a-Lago

'Exceptionally foolish decision' brings probation

(Newser) - A college freshman wanted to see if he could get through security at Mar-a-Lago on Thanksgiving weekend while President Trump and his family were staying there. He could. Mark Lindblom "was wanded by Secret Service agents, and he walked on through," his lawyer told a federal magistrate Tuesday,... More »

Mar-a-Lago Crasher Had Devices in Room: Prosecutors

Judge was asked to keep Chinese woman in custody

(Newser) - A signal detector, nine USB drives, and five SIM cards for mobile phones—that's what prosecutors say authorities found in the hotel room of the woman who was arrested on the grounds of President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort last month. Yujing Zhang was in court in Florida for a... More »

Security Shakeup Continues With Another Big Departure

Secret Service chief Randolph Alles is out

(Newser) - A second major US security official is out in as many days. Secret Service chief Randolph Alles is stepping down, the news coming on the heels of Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation as head of Homeland Security, reports Politico . Secret Service falls under the DHS umbrella, and no reason was given... More »

FBI Opens Mar-a-Lago Probe

The arrest of a Chinese woman set things in motion

(Newser) - Federal officials are looking into whether a Chinese woman arrested at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club with a device containing computer malware was part of a larger effort to gain access to the president and do potential harm. That's according to a US official who spoke to the... More »

Arrest of Chinese Woman Raises Security Fears at Mar-a-Lago

Secret Service says she was carrying malware

(Newser) - Serious questions are being asked about security at President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort after the arrest of a Chinese woman who was carrying a thumb drive with "malicious malware." According to court documents, Yujing Zhang told security officials Saturday she was a member who wanted to use the... More »

Ex-Trump Family Driver Is Behind Bars. Guess Why

Zoltan Tamas was detained by ICE on immigration charges

(Newser) - Not long ago, he was picking up Donald Trump's children at the airport. Now he's behind bars—and Zoltan Tamas' arrest is part of an immigration crackdown that's been hailed by the Trump administration, the New York Times reports. "Zoltan wasn't caught crossing the border,... More »

Florida Spa Founder Sells Access to Trump

Li Yang developed a more upscale business

(Newser) - The woman behind a now-infamous Florida day spa has been selling something a little more upscale: access to President Trump, Mother Jones reports. Li Yang, who started the spa-and-massage-parlor chain that recently ensnared New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft in a prostitution charge, has an investment business offering Trump-family access... More »

Trump Returns to 'Winter White House'

Mar-a-Lago members have near-unimpeded access to president

(Newser) - President Trump is back in his comfort zone at the "winter White House": Mar-a-Lago, where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Year's Eve celebrations and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members, could-be ambassadors, and... More »

Trump Praises Notion of 'President for Life'

'I think it's great,' Trump says of move by China

(Newser) - So nice, he said it twice: "President for life." In a closed-door meeting with donors on Saturday, President Trump expressed praise for his Chinese counterpart's ability to kill off term limits , reports CNN . "He's now president for life," Trump says of China's President... More »

Trump to Ring Out 2017 in 'Very Glam' NYE Bash

Tickets to get into exclusive Mar-a-Lago party run up to $750 apiece

(Newser) - Mar-a-Lago will show 2017 to the door as one might expect: With a lavish red-carpet party attended by Florida socialites looking to hobnob with the club's owner and most famous resident, President Trump. "It’s a very glam night," a club member tells the Washington Post . "... More »

Trump: 'I Predict Santa Will Bring You Building Blocks'

President takes calls from kids looking to find out where the big guy in red is

(Newser) - President Trump had a busy first Christmas Eve as commander in chief, partly spent as the Santa-tracker in chief. Trump and first lady Melania Trump took phone calls from kids calling in to NORAD to keep tabs on Santa's progress, reports the Hill . "What would you like more... More »

Trump to Mar-a-Lago Friends: 'You All Just Got a Lot Richer'

Friends tell CBS he made comment while dining with friends at his resort

(Newser) - Just hours after signing a tax reform bill into law, President Trump told friends at his so-called "Winter White House" estate of Mar-a-Lago that "You all just got a lot richer," reports CBS News , citing "two friends at a table near the president's." The... More »

Trump Org Applies for Foreign Workers on 'Made in America Week'

Claims it's impossible to find American workers to fill Mar-a-Lago positions

(Newser) - The White House celebrated "Made in America Week" this week. So CBS News reports it "seem[s] to clash" that at the same time the Trump administration was touting American products and American jobs, President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club requested permission to hire 70 foreign workers under the H-2B... More »

Trump's Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs Will Soon Be Released

Trump administration will release records in response to lawsuit

(Newser) - President Donald Trump made seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida earlier this year, and the public might soon get a look at who else was there with him, the AP reports. The Department of Homeland Security has agreed to hand over records related to the property's visitors... More »

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