US Olympic Gold Medalist Klete Keller Charged in Capitol Siege


Former Olympic two-time gold medalist Klete Keller is facing federal charges that include disorderly conduct and obstructing law enforcement after allegedly being involved in the Capitol Siege.

The 38-year-old swimmer has been identified after he appeared in a video posted online by a reporter from the website Townhall, according to a statement of facts by an F.B.I. agent included in the charging documents.

Keller didn’t make it difficult for officials to identify him after entering the Capitol Rotunda wearing a Team U.S.A. jacket and with his face covering pulled down around his neck, making his face easily identifiable.

He also stands at 6-foot-6, which the statement of facts points out that it makes him “one of the tallest individuals in the video.”

Elsewhere, President Trump has spoken out after being impeached for the second time.

In the video, Trump said:

“As I have said, the incursion of the US Capitol struck at the very heart of our Republic. It angered and appalled millions of Americans across the political spectrum,” he said.

“I want to be very clear. I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement.”

“Making America great again has always been about defending the rule of law, supporting the men and women of law enforcement and upholding our nation’s most scared traditions and values,” he said.

“Mob violence goes against everything I believe in and everything our movement stands for.”

Watch the video below:

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