The woman who, according to the FBI, stole the laptop of the speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi during the January 6 riots in the US Capitol and tried to sell it to Russia, was released on bail. Reported by CNN.
It is noted that the prosecutor’s office recommended to keep her in custody, as Riley June Williams tried to hide from investigators and changed her phone number.
According to her lawyer, she changed her number on the recommendation of the local police, as her former lover stalked and threatened her. It was he who testified that Williams was in the Capitol on January 6. According to him, she herself told about it by phone.
Riley June Williams’ involvement in the theft of Pelosi’s laptop became known from the testimony of a witness in the case of the riots in Washington on January 6. He stated that he saw a video in which a woman takes a computer or hard drive from a politician’s office. At the same time, according to him, the woman was allegedly going to sell the stolen goods to the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service.
The storming of the US Capitol building took place during a rally of supporters of the current head of state, Donald Trump, who do not recognize the results of the November vote, which resulted in the election of Democrat Joe Biden as president. The rallies led to clashes with the police. Five people were killed, dozens were detained.
The US Democratic Party has blamed the country’s current leader, Donald Trump, for what happened. In this regard, the House of Representatives of the US Congress issued a resolution to impeach and remove the president from office.