Trump Appointee Riot Suspect Rejects Plea Deal Offer

USA Today reports:

Plea negotiations are underway in the case of Federico Klein, a former Trump State Department appointee who’s accused of charging a police line during the deadly Capitol assault Jan. 6.  Prosecutors offered a plea deal earlier this week, but the offer has not been accepted, Klein’s attorney, Stanley Woodward, said during a hearing Thursday.

Prosecutors said Klein appeared in front of a mob clashing with officers near the Capitol’s west terrace. Klein and others ignored several orders from officers to back away and, instead, Klein “shoved” a shield into the door opening to prevent officers from securing the entrance, according to court documents.

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