According to Politico, the FBI is investigating the claim that a woman who participated in the Capitol insurrection stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) laptop with the intention of selling it to Russians.
The bizarre claim, which the FBI emphasized remains under investigation, was included in an affidavit describing the criminal case against Riley June Williams, a Pennsylvania woman who was seen in footage of the Jan. 6 insurrection in area of the Capitol near Pelosi’s office.
“It appears that WILLIAMS has fled,” according to the affidavit, which was signed Sunday and posted publicly after 9 p.m.. “According to local law enforcement officers in Harrisburg, WILLIAMS’ mother stated that WILLIAMS packed a bag and left her home and told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks. WILLIAMS did not provide her mother any information about her intended destination.”
The news outlet reported on Sunday that it was unclear whether the woman had been apprehended by federal authorities.
Politico reported that it remained unclear whether a laptop or hard drive was actually taken.
According to the affidavit, a witness who spoke to authorities claimed to have seen a video of Williams “taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Speaker Pelosi’s office.””[Witness 1] stated that WILLIAMS intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service,” the agent noted. “According to [Witness 1], the transfer of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons and WILLIAMS still has the computer device or destroyed it.”
“This matter remains under investigation,” the agent concludes.
At present, “Williams is facing charges of entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct for her actions inside the Capitol,” Politico reported.
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