Appointee For Trump’s State Department Arrested For Involvement In Capitol Riot

Posted 40 days ago


The FBI arrested a former Trump-era State Department appointee Thursday for his involvement in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Politico reported.

Federico Klein, 42, was arrested in Virginia on charges of assaulting a police officer, interfering with police during civil disorder and obstruction of Congress and law enforcement, Politico reported. An FBI lookout bulletin featuring a photo of Klein led to two tipsters contacting the FBI who said they recognized him, according to an affidavit.

“We need fresh people, we need fresh people,” Klein said while attempting to break down the Capitol doors with a riot shield, according to body cam footage, Politico reported.

Klein is the first known political appointee of former President Donald Trump to be arrested for participating in the Capitol riot, according to Politico.

WOW: @ktbenner gets the actual arrest affidavit for former State Dept aide Federico KLEIN. He was still employed there on Jan. 6, held a Top Secret cl... (Read more)

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