USA Today reports:
A Trump administration appointee, accused of charging a police line during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol attack, was ordered detained pending trial Tuesday after a federal magistrate said former State Department aide Federico Klein represented a continuing “danger” to the community.
U.S. Magistrate Zia Faruqui said Klein’s alleged conduct “demonstrated a lack of belief in the rule of law” that was particularly troubling because of the government position he held at the time of the attack.
The magistrate’s ruling came after federal prosecutors described Klein as “an enthusiastic participant in mob violence” and whose actions Jan. 6 “contributed to the overall violence on that day.”
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“A person who swore an oath switched sides,” the magistrate said of Federico Klein, who was a Trump appointee at State Department at the time of the #CapitolRiots. https://t.co/j5SgqSiibe by @bykevinj
— Anne Godlasky (@annieisi) March 9, 2021
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
*Federico Guillermo Klein, a former State Dept. official appointed by Donald Trump, has been arrested in the Capitol riot.
*Accused of assaulting police officers with stolen riot shield.
*Had top-security clearance.
*Faces several felony charges.https://t.co/ugsfDGCRYK pic.twitter.com/xBzbI43TPn
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) March 5, 2021