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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Klein’s attorney said his client has not accepted the plea offer, which he said was not “reasonable.” https://t.co/4ntGA4NOuA
— USA TODAY Politics (@usatodayDC) June 10, 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