After the serious Capitol riot, the federal investigators were appointed to investigate more about the riot. While going with the investigation, the federals tracked down and booked Riley Williams who is now accused of having a connection with the Capitol riot.
Riley was arrested on Monday after her former romantic partner accused Riley of stealing the laptop or hard drives from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office to sell it to the Russian authorities.
Riley June Williams from Pennsylvania was seen on video footage having a connection with the Capitol siege and is now charged for entering a restricted building, violating entry, and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, according to Department of Justice records.
The federals are investigating further the laptop theft. However, few claims say that there is no indication that one was pilfered from the speaker’s office.
As per the affidavit filed, Riley wanted to send the computer device to a friend in Russia who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.
Also, claims have been made saying that the transferring of the computer device to Russia fell through for unknown reasons.
Riley Williams is identified as a woman in glasses, a green shirt, brown trench coat, and carrying a bag over her shoulder who was seen in the video yelling, “Upstairs, upstairs, upstairs,” and pushing people toward Pelosi’s office.
During an interview with ITV News, her mother Wendy Williams confirmed that the woman who was found participating in Capitol riot footage was her daughter but she denied that she gave the orders to the rioters.
Reports say that Riley had participated in the ‘Stop The Seal’ rallies in Washington D.C on 6th January with her father, who then split up as she wanted to meet up with others she knew.
Her father who is separated from her mother said to the authorities that Riley was going with the flow and never had any intention to join the violence.
He even told that the authorities that they meet up outside the Capitol building before driving home to Harrisburg.
Before Riley’s arrest, her mother said that she went off from their home. She reportedly told the authorities that she saw Riley packing a bad and said to her that she would be gone for several weeks, however, she didn’t say where she was going.
Also, FBI federals believe that Riley has changed her phone number and also has deleted all of her social media accounts in Reddit, Parler, and Instagram.