FBI: Capitol rioter allegedly hoped to sell Pelosi laptop to Russia
2021-01-19 | Since 1 Month
young woman is accused of storming the US Capitol and stealing a laptop from the office of top Democrat Nancy Pelosi with the hope of selling it to a Russian spy agency.
The FBI filed a complaint against Riley June Williams of Pennsylvania late on Sunday in a US District Court in Washington. She faces charges including "violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds".
TheWashington Post reported on Monday night that federal authorities said they arrested Ms Williams, but the report included few details.
Relying on several photos and videos of the chaotic January 6 intrusion, an FBI agent said Ms Williams was seen near the office of Ms Pelsoi, the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
A witness, identified in the court document as W1 but who claimed to be "the former romantic partner of Riley June Williams", accused Ms Williams of planning to send the laptop to a friend in Russia to sell it to the country's foreign intelligence agency.
That sale "fell through for unknown reasons, and Williams still has the computer device or destroyed it", the affidavit said.