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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

FBI Investigates Capitol Insurgent Who Allegedly Stole Pelosi’s Laptop and Planned to Sell it to Russian Intelligence Agents

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a woman who allegedly stole a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riots at the United States Capitol to potentially sell it to Russia.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating a woman who allegedly stole a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office during the riots at the United States Capitol to potentially sell it to Russia.

According to the court filing, the FBI received a tip from the former romantic partner of 22-year-old Riley June Williams, alleging that she “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 tipster also claimed that “the transfer of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons” and that Williams either still has the laptop or has destroyed it.

The court document also detailed reports by British television network ITV News that identified Williams as one of the pro-Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. last Jan. 6.

The court document listed the videos published in Youtube in which Williams can be seen and heard directing the crowd of rioters to go up a staircase, repeatedly yelling, “Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs.”

The FBI stated in the affidavit that they have confirmed “with U.S. Capitol Police that the staircase depicted in the video does, in fact, lead to Speaker Pelosi’s office.” The FBI also reviewed interior maps of the building.

“This matter remains under investigation,” the FBI stated in the court document, which did not indicate if a laptop was actually stolen.

The affidavit suggested that there is “probable cause to believe” that Williams committed crimes “to knowingly enter or remain in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority to do so” and “knowingly, and with intent to impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions, engage in disorderly or disruptive conduct.”

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