The FBI has arrested Federico Klein, one of the ex-persons President TrumpDonald Trump House passes voting rights and election reform bill, DEA places an agent seen outside the Capitol building during riots on vacation from Georgia.They were assigned to the State Department, Thursday in connection with the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.
Samatha Shiro, a spokeswoman for the FBI’s Washington Field Office, confirmed the arrest of The Hill on Thursday night, but referred additional questions to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the capital.
Clyne’s arrest is the first known case in which a political nominee by Trump faces criminal charges in connection with the riots. It comes as some on the right seek to deflect blame from Trump for the revolt.
Trump was impeached for incitement to rioting, but the Senate ultimately voted 53 to 47 to acquit him.
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News of Klein’s arrest was reported for the first time By Politico. According to the news outlet, he was arrested in Virginia.
According to the previously published financial disclosure statement ProPublica, Klein was appointed to the State Department on January 22, 2017 as Special Assistant. Prior to his appointment, he worked on the 2016 Trump campaign and reported an income of $ 15,000.
Politico reports that Klein at the State Department was a special assistant in the State Department’s Western Hemisphere Affairs Office, and was a political appointee from Schedule C.
Klein’s mother, Cecilia, told Politico in a phone interview that she discussed the events of January 6 with her son, and confirmed that he was in Washington, DC that day.
She told Politico that she came out with the impression that her son did not enter the Capitol but she does not remember if he specifically denied it.
“As far as I know, he was in the mall. That’s what he told me,” Cecilia Klein told Politico.