Trump aide arrested for Capitol riot worked for hate group Family Research Council -- and once held top secret clearance
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Federal officials have arrested an appointee in Donald Trump's administration in connection with the fatal January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

"The FBI on Thursday arrested Federico Klein, a former State Department aide, on charges related to the storming of the Capitol on Jan. 6, marking the first known instance of an appointee of President Donald Trump facing criminal prosecution in connection with the attempt to block Congress from certifying President Joe Biden's victory," Politico reported Thursday. "Klein, 42, was taken into custody in Virginia, said Samantha Shero, a spokesperson for the FBI's Washington Field Office. Details on the charges against him were not immediately available."

Prior to working for the State Department, Klein worked on Trump's 2016 campaign.

Politico interviewed the suspect's mother, Cecilia Klein.

"Federico Klein served as a Marine in Iraq, his mother said. He held a top-secret clearance from 2014 to 2019, issued by the Defense Department, according to his LinkedIn page," Politico reported. "Before joining the 2016 Trump campaign, Klein worked as a researcher for the conservative Family Research Council and served as a Republican state convention delegate in Virginia, according to his LinkedIn page. He graduated from George Mason University in 2002."

"Fred's politics burn a little hot," his mother said.

Read the full report.