Federico Klein, a former state department aide appointed by former President Trump, was arrested Thursday in connection with the capitol riots. Klein is the first staff member to work directly with Trump to face charges for the insurrection.
Klein, 42, worked on Trump’s 2016 campaign before working at the State Department. He later became a special assistant in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and a “Schedule C” political appointee.
According to the New York Times, authorities are investigating whether members of Congress gave rioters a tour of the Capitol building before the attack.
Samantha Shero, a spokesperson for the FBI’s Washington Field Office, revealed Klein had been taken into custody in Virginia. No details have been released about the charges against Klein.
Klein joins more than 300 people who have been arrested in relation to the insurrection at the Capitol.