While the event itself may have only lasted for a few hours, we will be learning a great deal more about the attempted insurrection of January 6th for some time to come.
The FBI has been scouring thousands upon thousands of hours of footage, form social media and CCTV alike, attempts to track down each and every participant in the riotous affair. Now, well over a month and a half later, law enforcement officials around the country are still making arrests…some of which are more than a little surprising.
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.
Klein, 42, was taken into custody in Virginia, said Samantha Shero, a spokesperson for the FBI’s Washington Field Office.take our poll - story continues below
An FBI lookout bulletin issued two weeks after the Capitol assault included a photo of Klein, prompting two tipsters to contact the FBI and finger him as the man in that picture, according to an affidavit filed in federal court in Washington.
The affidavit says video from police body-worn cameras on Jan. 6 shows Klein jamming a riot shield into doors at the Capitol as police were trying to secure them to keep the mob out. Klein was also heard on video trying to encourage others to clash with the police, the complaint says.
Congress has also planned their own probe into the incident, and are believed to be in the beginning stages of forming a 9/11 commission-style investigative body.
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