Jan 6 rioter convicted of 7 felonies was a Trump appointee to the State Department

A man who was convicted of seven felonies in relation to the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was appointed by former President Donald Trump to a role in the State Department, NBC News reported.

Federico Klein worked in the State Department during the Trump administration and was convicted by U.S. District Judge Trevor McFadden, who os also a Trump appointee, according to NBC News’ report.

Klein, who was 42 at the time of his arrest, faced charges of assaulting, resisting or impeding officers; obstruction of an official proceeding; civil disorder; as well as misdemeanor offenses.


Klein was present in a tunnel leading into the U.S. Capitol, where some of the worst violence against police took place on Jan. 6, prosecutors had argued. He did not enter the building, however.


During the trial, Woodward argued that it was in “the eye of the beholder” what Klein was doing in the tunnel. He acknowledged that Klein’s presence at the front of the police line wasn’t a factor in their favor, but that the government had not proven Klein’s intent that day.

Read more at NBC News.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.