FBI says Capitol rioter allegedly hoped to sell Pelosi laptop to Russia

A young woman identified as having taken part in the storming of the US Capitol reportedly stole a laptop belonging to top Democrat Nancy Pelosi and hoped to sell it to a Russian spy agency, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

The complaint, filed late Sunday in the US District Court in Washington, seeks the arrest of Riley June Williams of Pennsylvania on grounds that include “violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.”

Her whereabouts are unknown.

Relying on several photos and videos of the chaotic January 6 intrusion, an FBI agent says Williams was seen near the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

A witness, identified in the court document only as W1, but who claimed to be “the former romantic partner of Riley June Williams,” alleged that Williams planned to send the laptop to a friend in Russia to sell it to the SVR foreign intelligence agency.

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