Trump Appointee Denied Release Before Rioting Trial

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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