Judge denies bail for Trump administration aide for alleged role in Capitol siege

A Trump administration aide accused of leading rioters into the Capitol building — and violently assaulting an officer with a stolen shield — is a danger to society who should remain behind bars pending trial, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Federico “Freddie” Klein, 42, appeared virtually in Washington, D.C., federal court following his Virginia arrest earlier this month for his alleged role in the Jan. 6 siege. U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui denied Klein the option to post bail, and questioned how the State Department aide who had sworn to defend the Constitution could participate in such …

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HEDGE accordingly