Federico Klein Wiki
Federico Klein Biography
According to newspapers, Federico Klein, who also worked on the Trump campaign in 2016, was seen wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat amid a crowd trying to enter Parliament on January 6. Klein moved toward the gates, which authorities said were “physically and verbally busy” with officers trying to keep crowds away.
Court documents show that a former State Department congressman during Donald Trump’s presidency was charged with participating in the deadly siege of the Capitol building and attacking officers trying to protect the building.This was the first known case against a Trump appointee in the January 6 uprising that led to Trump’s historic second impeachment.
Federico Klein Background
According to a financial disclosure report, Klein became a staff assistant at the State Department shortly after Trump took office in 2017. According to court documents, a top-secret security clearance was renewed in 2019. Officials said Joe Biden resigned from his post on January 19, the eve of the inauguration of the presidency.
Officials said one of Klein’s colleagues at the State Department helped identify the officials.
A special diplomatic security agent from the State Department interviewed with an FBI agent said that according to court documents, Klein worked in Brazil and in the Office of Southern Cone Affairs. Authorities said the State Department official identified Klein in photos and videos released by the FBI.
Frederick Klein arrested
On camera, Klein was seen violently putting a riot shield on an officer and provoking the crowd as he tried to cross the police line and yelled, “We need new people, we need new people,” according to indictment documents.
As authorities struggled with the crowd of police officers in the tunnel, Klein shoved an officer’s stolen riot shield between the Capitol gates and prevented police from closing them. Authorities say an officer eventually used a chemical spray and forced Klein to move to another location.
Klein was arrested Thursday in Virginia and faces charges, including obstructing Congress and attacking officers with a dangerous weapon.
He was in custody on Friday and could not be reached for comment. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf. A spokesman for Trump said he had no comment.
At least five people died violently, including a Capitol police officer, and two other police officers later committed suicide. More than 300 people are on trial for federal crimes.
Investigators said that according to court documents, Klein “pushed the riot shield between the doors of the Capitol and prevented officers from closing the doors.”
Investigators said other videos posted on social media showed Klein “provoking the crowd and attempting to cross the police line in the Lower West Terrace tunnel and into the Capitol building.” In one case, when a crowd of rebels was fighting and fighting authorities, investigators said Klein was caught on video, repeatedly “reminding the crowd behind him,” “We need new people, we need new people.” documents.
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Investigators also said that when police finally pushed rebels out of the Lower West Terrace tunnel and noticed an officer being dragged into the crowd, officers running to rescue their injured colleagues ran into Klein when told that will move. He allegedly replied “It is not possible”.
Later, Klein was filmed appearing to help the officer return to the tunnel, according to court documents.On January 20, the FBI released a bulletin that featured people who it said had entered the Capitol illegally and attacked law enforcement personnel on January 6. Klein, nicknamed “136-AFO,” was also on the list. The FBI then received a tip from a person who identified 136-AFO as Klein. The plaintiff told the FBI that Klein were neighbors and, according to the court, “President Biden, Vice President Harris, exaggerated to display provocative rhetoric in their tools about the Black Lives Matter movement and the ‘ANTIFA’ movement documents.
Investigators determined that Klein was an employee of the US State Department until he resigned on January 19, the day before President Joe Biden took office. According to court documents,