DC Mall coverRilley Williams participating in pro Trump deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6 ed with flags ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday
Riley Williams is caught on camera during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
Photo: Screenshot
Riley Williams is caught on camera during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6

Woman arrested for theft of Pelosi's laptop during Capitol riot

Former lover who alerted the FBI to Riley Williams' her identity says she intended to send the computer to friend in Russia who planned to sell it on to Kremlin, but plan fell through and she either still has device or destroyed it

Associated Press |
Published: 01.19.21 , 14:57
Federal authorities arrested a woman whose former romantic partner says she took a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
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  • Riley June Williams was arrested Monday, according to a Justice Department official. It's not yet known when her initial court appearance will be.
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    DC Mall coverRilley Williams participating in pro Trump deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6 ed with flags ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday
    DC Mall coverRilley Williams participating in pro Trump deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol building on January 6 ed with flags ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden on Wednesday
    Riley Williams is caught on camera during the riots at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6
    (Photo: Screenshot)
    The FBI said in an arrest warrant Sunday that Williams hasn't been charged with theft but only with illegally entering the Capitol and with disorderly conduct.
    FBI officials said a caller claiming to be an ex of Williams said friends of hers showed him a video of her taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Pelosi's office.
    The caller alleged that she intended to send the device to a friend in Russia who planned to sell it to that country's foreign intelligence service, but that plan fell through and she either has the device or destroyed it. The FBI says the matter remains under investigation.
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    ריילי ג'ון וויליאמס חקירה בחשד לגניבת מחשב נייד מהמשרד של ננסי פלוסי בפריצה לקפיטול קונגרס
    ריילי ג'ון וויליאמס חקירה בחשד לגניבת מחשב נייד מהמשרד של ננסי פלוסי בפריצה לקפיטול קונגרס
    Riley Williams was arrested by the FBI for allegedly stealing Nancy Pelosi's laptop out of her office during the mob assault on the Capitol on Jan. 6
    (Photo: Reuters)
    Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, confirmed Jan. 8 that a laptop was taken from a conference room but said "it was a laptop that was only used for presentations."
    Williams' mother, who lives with her in Harrisburg, told ITV reporters that her daughter had taken a sudden interest in President Donald Trump's politics and "far-right message boards."
    Her father, who lives in Camp Hill, told local law enforcement that he and his daughter went to Washington on the day of the protest but didn't stay together, meeting up later to return to Harrisburg, the FBI said.
    Williams' mother told local law enforcement that her daughter packed a bag and left before she was arrested, saying she would be gone for a couple of weeks. She also changed her phone number and deleted a number of social media accounts, the FBI said. Court documents don't list an attorney for her.

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