According to the FBI affidavit obtained by the New York Times, Klein was still employed by the State Department on January 6th and held a Top Secret security clearance. Now he's been arrested for assaulting multiple Capitol Hill police officers and one with a dangerous weapon.
A reminder that Trump hired only the best people.
Source: New York Times
The F.B.I. said on Thursday that it had arrested a former State Department aide on charges related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, including unlawful entry, violent and disorderly conduct, obstructing Congress and law enforcement, and assaulting an officer with a dangerous weapon.
The former midlevel aide, Federico G. Klein, who federal investigators said in court documents was seen in videos of the riot resisting officers and assaulting them with a stolen riot shield, is the first member of the Trump administration to face criminal charges in connection with the storming of the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.
He worked on Donald J. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and began working at the State Department just days after Mr. Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, according to a financial disclosure form he filed as an executive branch employee.
Here's his mugshot on FBI's most wanted. They've now arrested over 300 of these miscreants.
Federico Klein, the ex-State Dept aide arrested Thurs, was charged with assaulting an officer. He was videotaped in a tunnel using a riot shield to keep officers from closing doors. He was still a govt employee w.a top secret security clearance on Jan 6.https://t.co/aQrygXhS9c
— Katie Benner (@ktbenner) March 5, 2021