Latest Mar-a-Lago News

FILE - in this Dec. 24, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to attorney Alan Dershowitz, right, as he arrives for Christmas Eve dinner at Mar-a-lago in Palm Beach, Fla. Retired law professor Alan Dershowitz says he hasn't changed at all and has a long history of representing people whose views he doesn't necessarily agree with. Dershowitz is part of President Donald Trump's defense team at the Senate impeachment trial. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Now on Trump's team, Dershowitz says, 'I haven't changed'

Jan. 24, 2020 1:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Dershowitz was in line at Mar-a-Lago's lavish Christmas Eve buffet last month when President Donald Trump stopped to chat. The retired Harvard law professor had already been asked by Trump's legal team to assist with the defense at his impeachment trial and, with the case opening in...

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One early Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., after attending the College Football National Championship game in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

Amid Iran and impeachment, Trump's focus is reelection

Jan. 14, 2020 8:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Impeachment, immigration and Iran have filled the White House agenda as the year begins. But with the first votes of this year’s presidential campaign to be cast in just weeks, President Donald Trump is increasingly focused on his reelection bid. He has revved up his criticism of the...

FILE - This Nov. 21, 2016, file photo, shows the Mar-a-Lago resort owned by President-elect Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Fla. There was an unspecified incident involving the Secret Service at  Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, but authorities would not say Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, what happened. Palm Beach police records show officers were called to Mar-a-Lago on Monday night, Jan. 6, to assist the Secret Service but most of the report is redacted, including the name of the individual who was contacted. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Police, Secret Service mum after new incident at Mar-a-Lago

Jan. 7, 2020 4:58 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There was an unspecified incident involving the Secret Service at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, but authorities would not say Tuesday what happened — the latest in a series of incidents at the club since the president took office three years ago. ...

President Donald Trump's motorcade returns from the Trump International Golf Club located in West Palm Beach, to Mar-a-Lago, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 (AP Photo/Jim Rassol)

Trump returns to Washington to face a pair of challenges

Jan. 6, 2020 12:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — His 17-day holiday stay at his Florida resort over, President Donald Trump has returned to the White House facing twin challenges: the fallout from the strike he ordered to kill an Iranian general and his looming impeachment trial in the Senate. The dueling images — one of...

President Donald Trump speaks to the media about the situation at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, from his Mar-a-Lago property, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

From resort amid palm trees, Trump settled on Iran strike

Jan. 4, 2020 8:17 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — At the midway point of his annual Christmas vacation, President Donald Trump huddled at his Florida club with his top national security advisers. Days earlier, a rocket attack by an Iranian-funded group struck a U.S.-Iraqi base, killing an American contractor and wounding...

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, right, listen as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers a statement on Iraq and Syria, at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago property, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

US strikes hit Iraqi militia blamed in contractor's death

Dec. 30, 2019 2:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. carried out military strikes in Iraq and Syria targeting an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia blamed for a rocket attack that killed an American contractor, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the strikes send the message that the U.S. will...

FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump stands behind Ron DeSantis during a rally in Pensacola, Fla. In 2018, Republicans won their sixth straight gubernatorial election as former U.S. Rep. DeSantis edged out Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. The story was among the top news stories of the decade for the state of Florida.  (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

New governor among the top Florida stories in 2019

Dec. 27, 2019 9:51 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida started 2019 with a young new governor taking the reins of state government and finished the year with two tragic shootings at either end of the state. In between, Floridians argued over how to get voting rights restored to as many as 1.4 million convicted felons and followed...

This Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, booking photo provided by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, in Fla., shows Jing Lu. Lu, a Chinese national trespassed at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club Wednesday, and was arrested when she refused to leave, police said, the second time this year a woman from that country has been charged with illicitly entering the Florida resort. (Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Latest Mar-a-Lago intruder appears at first court hearing

Dec. 19, 2019 11:18 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The latest Chinese intruder at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida appeared in court Thursday, with a judge appointing a public defender as her lawyer and ordering that she remain in custody. Jing Lu, 56, is charged with misdemeanor counts of loitering or...

FILE - President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is shown in a Wednesday, July 10, 2019 file photo, in Palm Beach, Fla. Police are investigating an incident Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Largo club. They did not immediately say what happened or why it prompted an investigation. Palm Beach police spokesman Michael Ogrodnick said in a Wednesday email. The president is not currently at the club nor is any member of his immediate family believed to be there, but they are expected to arrive for the weekend and spend the holidays there.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Chinese national arrested for illegally entering Mar-a-Lago

Dec. 18, 2019 9:56 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese national trespassed at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club Wednesday and was arrested when she refused to leave, police said, the second time this year a woman from that country has been charged with illicitly entering the Florida resort. Jing Lu, 56, was...

Chinese woman who trespassed at Mar-a-Lago in ICE custody

Dec. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal agents has been handed over to immigration officials. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records showed Wednesday that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was...