For many who stormed the Capitol on January 6th, the event was no more dangerous or depraved than any of the violent protests that have occurred in our nation over the course of the last 12 months. They saw this as we the people coming to visit a building that our taxes maintain, and whose occupants work for them.
For others, however, the insurrection was a deadly serious occasion with the possibility of severe consequences still to come for those involved.
Now the FBI is warning that one of the participants may have had an incredibly damning intention.
The FBI is investigating evidence that a woman who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6 stole a laptop or hard drive from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and intended to sell it to Russians.
The bizarre claim, which the FBI emphasized remains under investigation, was included in an affidavit describing the criminal case against Riley June Williams, a Pennsylvania woman who was seen in footage of the Jan. 6 insurrection in area of the Capitol near Pelosi’s office.take our poll - story continues below
And it’s not clear if the FBI has been able to apprehend her.
“It appears that WILLIAMS has fled,” according to the affidavit, which was signed Sunday and posted publicly after 9 p.m.. “According to local law enforcement officers in Harrisburg, WILLIAMS’ mother stated that WILLIAMS packed a bag and left her home and told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks. WILLIAMS did not provide her mother any information about her intended destination.”
The news comes as Russia continues to attempt to subvert the USA’s superpower status on the world’s stage, and certainly doesn’t comport with the insinuation that those who stormed the Capitol were simply exercising their right to free speech.
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