. Trump Official Charged in Capitol Riots Had a Rap Sheet and Still Got Top-Secret Clearance « JO LEE MAGAZINE

VICE/Federal prosecutors noted Klein’s past record during his Tuesday hearing, mentioning a handful of arrests and a prior conviction, but they didn’t dwell on it as they made their case that he shouldn’t be allowed out on bail. In their detention memo laying out why Klein should be kept in jail, the U.S. Attorney’s Office wrote that his “criminal record is limited.”

“It calls into question how he was able to get a security clearance,” one former colleague of Klein’s at the State Department told VICE News.

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