The Federal Bureau of Investigations are currently looking for a woman whose previous romantic partner sent in a tip reporting that she allegedly took the laptop of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from her office during the riot at the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.
The FBI has put out an arrest warrant for Riley June Williams for illegally entering the Capitol and with disorderly conduct. However, the FBI did state that she has not been charged with the theft as of yet.
Federal officials said a caller, the ex of Williams, reported friends of hers showed him a video of her taking a laptop computer or hard drive from Pelosi’s office. The tipster also alleged that she intended to send the device to a friend in Russia who has plans to sell it to Russia’s foreign intelligence service, but unfortunately the plan fell though and she either has the device or destroyed it. The FBI stated this situation remains under investigation.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, confirmed that on Jan. 8, the laptop was taken from a conference room but stated “it was a laptop that was only used for presentations.”
The mother of Riley, who lives with her in Harrisburg, told news reporters that her daughter had taken a sudden interest in President Donald Trump’s politics and “far-right message boards.” Her father, who currently resides in Camp Hill, told local law enforcement that he and his daughter traveled to Washing on the day of the protest but did not stay together, they met up later that evening to return to Harrisburg, FBI officials stated.
The FBI stated they also believed Williams “has fled” and is currently in hiding. Her mother told law enforcement officials that she packed a bag and left, stating she would only be gone for a couple of weeks. She also reportedly changed her phone number and deleted her social media accounts.
Court documents does not list an attorney for Williams at this time.