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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:00 PM

Blowing wide open: drumpf and the "massage parlor" owner

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2019/03/the-massage-parlor-owner-peddling-access-to-trump-has-ties-to-chinese-government-linked-groups-cindy-yang/


Li Yang, the Florida massage parlor entrepreneur who created and operated a business that sold Chinese business executives access to President Donald Trump and his family at Mar-a-Lago, has yet another intriguing line of work. She is an officer of two groups with ties to China’s Communist government. And she founded a Miami-based nonprofit that promotes “economic and cultural exchange” between China and the West in coordination with “senior…Chinese leaders” in the United States, according to a profile of Yang posted on a Chinese social media platform.

After Mother Jones on Saturday revealed that Yang, who goes by Cindy, had been peddling entrée to the Trump family, the Trump White House, and assorted GOP powerbrokers, national security experts noted that this situation could pose a threat, presenting opportunities for espionage or blackmail targeting the president and his inner circle. They expressed concern the Yang’s efforts to broker interactions with Trump and his clan could be exploited by Chinese intelligence. “Guess who else has 100% known about this from the beginning?” tweeted Susan Hennessey, a Brookings Institution fellow who previously worked as a National Security Agency lawyer. “Chinese intelligence services.” Samantha Vinograd, a CNN national security analyst who worked for the National Security Council during the Obama administration, noted: “Our intel community has said China poses one of the most significant counterintelligence challenges—my money is on the Chinese Govt having at least picked up on [Yang’s] access if they didn’t direct it.”

No direct evidence of any such activity has yet emerged. When Mother Jones tried to reach Yang at different phone numbers, each time a man answered the phone, said he did not speak English, and hung up. And Yang did not respond to emails. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders did not respond to questions about security issues raised by Yang’s access. But these apparent links between Yang and Chinese government-related entities will likely fuel concerns that Yang’s actions could have a foreign influence or intelligence angle.

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I would love to know who suggested to billionaire and drumpf friend Robert Kraft that he go to this place! This story is SOOOO much bigger than him!!!

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:12 PM

1. I am guessing she is on her way back to China

about now

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:22 PM

2. Remember when Republicans said they cared about national security?

Those days appear to be quite over, and neither today's Republicans or the media seem particularly anxious to explain why they're okay with a White House running wide open on behalf of our nation's enemies.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:29 PM

3. They still say it.

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And they still don't mean it.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:35 PM

4. Ancient Chinese Proverb

“You can always fool a foreigner”

This probably goes deeper than anyone will ever figure out

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 02:41 PM

5. I'm not quite prepared to go full-on 'PRC honey-trap' scheme just yet ...

After all, Yang started these businesses WAY before anyone had any idea that this region of Florida would one day become an epicenter of political power. I suppose it could've been a Chinese Intelligence scheme to entrap wealthy businessmen for corporate espionage types of purposes, but not actual 'compromising the US government' reasons.

Also, Kraft did not go to a place owned by Yang, she'd sold it off years ago.

That said, her LATER, non-sex-service related activities ... are another matter. I'd not be at all surprised if she was eventually recruited by PRC intel, to be clear, but I'm not sure I buy into 'she's been working for them all along' line of thinking, put it like that.

Time will tell, hopefully.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:10 PM

11. These "spas" have been bugged for years.....

Its well known they have hidden cameras. Why wouldnt they be collecting vids of gop types visiting over the years?

They have a philosophy of 1000 grains of rice. Meaning they collect mountains of data knowing there will be something of use eventually.

Once they link a face to a name, they have them compromised. Even if there is no family issue, there can be legal anf political fallout.

Did she know she would get trumps circle 10 years ago? Not specifically, but they no doubt know what they have now.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:30 PM

6. She probably still owns though massage parlors though "dummy corporations"

And I bet there is a private jet coming to take her back to China to escape further scutinty.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:32 PM

7. One more piece of the Steele Dossier might very well be verified and that being ...

... China too had its hold on to Trump and company.

But really what about HRC's email server?

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:33 PM

8. I'm betting this is one of the biggest Asian human trafficking operations on the planet.

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Response to sarcasmo (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:13 PM

12. Anything coming out of china is state sponsored.....

They dont tolerate freelancers, so yes, the chinese govt is one of the largest human trafficking rings on the planet.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 03:39 PM

9. Manafort, China, tRump: from the Steele dossier:




Suggestion from source close to TRUMP and MANAFORT that Republican campaign team happy to have Russia as media bogeyman to mask more extensive corrupt business ties to China and other emerging countries.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211906102

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:09 PM

10. Too early for a Second Special Counsel want-ad?

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 04:17 PM

13. Almost passed over this thread. Might be helpful to bold the espionage sentence(s).

Just and idea.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 05:04 PM

14. Oh, I SO hope this story blossoms like massive chrysanthemum fireworks!

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:12 PM

15. K&R

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 06:29 PM

16. Certainly there's a lot to surmise about

We'll just have to wait and see what comes of this.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 07:00 PM

17. She might actually be a sub contractor

herself. She assiduously collected photos with all these people.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Mon Mar 11, 2019, 09:32 PM

18. How do you trap a "Family Values" Republican?

Buy a brothel and wait.

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