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Trump State Dept. Aide, who is accused of beating police officers during a riot, already hates prison
Criminal charges A Trump agent who was still employed at the State Department after allegedly beating up the police in the U.S. Capitol with a protective shield and attacking a crowd of insurgents was arrested on January 6 for his role. Federico Klein, a 42-year-old US State Department officer with the highest security clearing, faces a number of charges, including illegal entry and attacking an officer with a dangerous weapon. This emerges from a criminal complaint first filed by the New York Times. Prosecutors claim that Klein, who also worked on Trump's 2016 campaign, "physically and verbally dealt with the officers holding the line" before attacking an officer with a protective shield – and a door to the with that stolen police equipment Capitol opened to allow insurgents inside. "We need fresh people, we need fresh people!" Klein, wearing a red MAGA hat, can be heard screaming in a YouTube video as people stormed the building and police tried to hold the crowd back. Criminal complaint During his first court appearance on Friday, Klein's appetite for chaos had diminished. After Judge Zia Faruqui read his charges to Klein, Klein announced that he was not happy with the conditions in a DC prison. "I wonder if there is a place I can stay in custody where no cockroaches crawl over me while I try to sleep … I mean, I really haven't slept that much, Your Honor. It It would be nice if I could sleep in a place where there are not roaches everywhere, "Klein said, according to the Washington Post. Prosecutors argued on Friday that Klein should be held pending trial for assaulting an officer However, federal defender insisted that Klein's indictment was not a violent crime and that he should be released under reasonable conditions. Klein's arrest on Thursday night in Virginia, first reported by Politico, was the first time a member of the Trump administration had been linked to was charged with the deadly siege and more than 300 people were charged in connection with the uprising that followed a speech by Trump e, whipping up the false claim that he won the November 2020 elections. Media campaign with photos of rioters in the Capitol. The FBI also found that until he stepped down on Jan. 19, he still had top-secret permits to work in the Brazilian and Southern Bowling Office. Another tipster pointed to Klein's Facebook account under the name "Freddie Klein," according to court records. On Klein's Facebook page, he can be seen in photos of a group covered in MAGA gear – and another enjoying multiple Miller high lifes. According to a ProPublica database of Trump officials, Klein worked as a special assistant in the Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs office after joining the State Department on Jan. 22, 2017, where he was paid $ 66,510. “It's not fair!”: Rioter, who posed in Pelosi's office, has been losing it in the Republican Party court since at least 2008, when he began volunteering for campaigns. Klein worked for the Trump campaign just before joining the State Department. Klein's mother, Cecilia Klein, told Politico that her son had admitted to being in DC on January 6th – but told her that he was just "at the mall". He told me that. "" Fred's politics burns a little hot … but I never knew he was breaking the law … Though I think he said he was at the mall that day, but I don't have any evidence and I'll never ask him unless he tells me where he was after he went to the mall, ”she added. Read more at The Daily Beast. Get our top stories to your inbox every day. Sign up now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.