The US Federal Police (FBI) has opened an investigation into the possible intention of a woman who entered the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, on January 6, during the assault on the Capitol, to sell the computer Pelosi’s laptop or hard drive to Russia.
The woman under investigation is Riley Jone Williams, according to an affidavit of the case to which the Politico news portal has had access. “It appears that Williams has fled,” the document said. “According to local authorities in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Williams’ mother has stated that she packed a suitcase and left home and told her mother that she would be away for a few weeks. Williams did not tell her mother where she intended to go “, says the text.
A witness has informed authorities that she had seen a video of Williams “taking a laptop or hard drive from Pelosi’s office.” “She said that Williams intended to send it to a friend in Russia to sell it to the SVR, the Russian secret services for the exterior,” the document states.
“The transfer of the computer to Russia went under for unknown reasons and Williams still has the computer or has destroyed it,” she continues. “The issue is being investigated.” For now, Williams has been charged with entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct for her actions on Capitol Hill.
Five people died during the assault on the Capitol on January 6 perpetrated by supporters of the outgoing President of the United States, Donald Trump, to stop the certification of the results of the presidential elections that was taking place at that time and that after the interruption confirmed the victory of Joe Biden, Trump’s rival, in the November 3 elections.