Pompeo refused to provide additional details related to this statement during the interview at CBS This Morning, but said: "I think this tells the American people about the threat that China is creating, about the efforts they make in the United States of the State, not only against government officials, but also more widely. "
CNN reported on Wednesday that the FBI was investigating the possibility that the incident in the property of Marpa-Lago Trump was a spy effort.
An American official who confirmed a spy probe said that the FBI is doing what he should do under these circumstances when there is a foreign citizen and the possibility of counter-intelligence or cyber security.
When I was asked about a potential Chinese espionage on Wednesday.
"No, I'm not at all worried," he said. 1
"As a result, they were able to get it, and it is now suffering from consequences," he said.
Although the FBI has not yet revealed whether the incident is related to Chinese espionage, Pompeo said on Wednesday. that the investigators "look closely" at such an opportunity and suggested that the violation may be due to China's wider efforts to steal US intellectual property.
This issue is being discussed during trade talks between Washington and Beijing, added Pompeo.
"This is one of the topics discussed in these trade talks. Theft of American intellectual property is a big business of hundreds of billions of dollars, and President Trump intends to abandon this," he said.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday that the last round of trade talks between the United States and China had ended, noting that both sides had "made progress" but "considerable work remains"
that they did not dare to interpret the exact meaning of Pompeo's comments, saying only that the quote "go Threatening for herself. "
Despite the fact that the investigators have not yet found convincing evidence of the link with Chinese espionage, the violation underscored the continued concern for security in Mara-Lago.
Mar -Lago allows members, their guests and people to attend events at the club to enter and move, even when Trump frequently visits the club.
The unique nature of the President, who carries out official affairs in a semi-public place – not in the White House or retreats favorable to former presidents – was of international importance A few days later at work, when he and the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could see that they respond in real time to the release of North Korean rockets.
Later that year, Trump received the President of China Xi Jinping Lago, as the United States conducted air strikes on Syria, and two world leaders have been "the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you've ever seen," as Trump said.
Potential interest of China in Mar-Lago attracted special attention. The largest Democrats in Congress called for a fresh investigation by the FBI about the obvious links between Florida and Trump, focusing on whether Cindy Yang illegally sought to use his relationship with the president by selling access to Chinese clients. to a federal officer and to go to the forbidden zone on Monday. The court session is scheduled for Monday, and the prosecution is scheduled for April 15.
CNN received audio on Monday's hearings, where Zhang could hear how he spoke broken in English and asked for help from an interpreter. She was charged with accusations against her and said that she could be threatened with up to six years of imprisonment.
The federal prosecutor named Zhang "an extraordinary escape risk" and said that he did not have contacts from the US or Mar-La-Lago area, the audio showed. The prosecutor also said that the Chinese consulate had learned about the arrest of Zhang on the day that it happened.
"The People's Republic of China is well aware that she was arrested," said John McMillan, US Assistant Attorney.
Eli Watkins and Evan Perez (CNN) contributed to this report.