Court documents revealed Monday that a Pennsylvania woman accused of being one of the Capitol rioters had stolen a laptop from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to a former “love partner” and sold it to Russian intelligence.
Riley June Williams has been charged with disorderly conduct at Capitol Grounds, with the intent of disturbing a session of Congress and other allegations after her former flame turned her on.
William’s ex, described in Special Agent Jonathan Lund’s charging document as W 1 (witness one), called the FBI and said he “intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who later planned to sell the device to SVR.” Foreign Intelligence Service. ”
“According to W1, the transfer of the computer device to Russia fell for unknown reasons, and Williams still owns or destroyed the computer device,” the document states.
Lund says the device and circumstances surrounding what Williams was doing are under investigation.
Pelosi Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hamil confirmed In a tweet Pelosi’s laptop was stolen from the conference room on January 6, but it was “used only for presentations.”
The FBI said they spoke to Williams’ mother on Saturday, adding that she had “recognized her daughter inside the U.S. Capitol building and that her daughter had a sudden interest in President Trump’s politics and” extreme right-wing news boards.
Williams, 22, lives in Harrisburg with his mother, Philadelphia Investigator Announced.
Officials’ affidavit includes a link to a documentary on the Capitol riots that was filmed and produced by a British broadcaster. ITV News In it you see a woman identified as Williams shouting “upstairs, upstairs, upstairs” and pushing people in the direction of Pelosi’s office.
You may hear this woman, the reporter, say, “Decent, attentive, with a sense of urgency, leading people up a flight of stairs.”
The FBI says Williams’ mother filed a suspicious report with police in Harrisburg on Jan. 11. The suspect was “considered” W 1.
“According to Harrisburg officials, on January 16, 2021, they spoke again to Williams’ mother, who said a British media team had come to her home the night before and asked her to speak with Williams, who was not there,” the affidavit said. “The news team provided Williams’ mother with one or more photographs taken in the American Capitol on January 6, 2021. His mother admitted that Williams was in the picture.”
“Williams seems to have escaped,” it says.