(FreedomBeacon)- The laptop of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, which was stolen during the Capitol insurrection on January 6, still has not been recovered.
Riley June Williams, a woman from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was arrested recently for stealing the laptop after she stormed the Capitol building. However, A.J. Kramer, her public defender, told a federal judge that the investigators in the case searched her residence and car but weren’t able to find the computer.
On Tuesday, Pelosi’s lawyer confirmed that authorities still haven’t been able to locate the stolen laptop.
According to a Philadelphia Inquirer report, Mona Sedky, the assistant U.S. attorney in the case, said at a hearing in Washington, D.C., that she didn’t want to say too much more about the case, since it’s still a fluid and ongoing investigation. She said:
“I’m very uncomfortable discussing the facts of the case at this stage. I’m concerned that talking about what we do and don’t know and what we’re running down could jeopardize the investigation.”
An aide for Pelosi said the Speaker only used the laptop for presentations. Still, it’s possible that there was significant classified information and data on the laptop.
Williams, who is 22 years old, is being accused of helping to steal Pelosi’s laptop. For now, she was placed on electronic monitoring and will be confined to her home while she awaits trial. In addition to being charged with helping to steal the laptop, Williams is also facing charges of trespassing and violent entry, disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds and obstruction.
Zia M. Faruqui, the U.S. Magistrate Judge in the case, also restricted Williams’ access to the internet while she’s at home awaiting trial.
Sedky told a federal judge that there is evidence that shows Williams directed other people to delete data on the computer after the attack on the Capitol building, the Inquirer reported.
According to the FBI, one of Williams’ former romantic partners tipped them off that she was the woman seen on video at the January 6 riot stealing Pelosi’s laptop. The former partner has remained unidentified for now. He also told investigators that Williams had planned to sell the computer to intelligence officials in Russia.
According to court papers, Williams’ ex-boyfriend said she “intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia’s foreign intelligence service.”
Williams’ lawyers, though, have said those accusations were very much overstated. Williams herself has even denied all of the allegations that have been brought against her.
Williams is a former care worker who was let go from her job after the incident become public. She drove to Washington, D.C., with her father to attend former President Donald Trump’s rally on January 6. The pair became separated at some point during the day, and the two didn’t reunite until they drove home that night.
Prosecutors obtained a cell phone video last week, which shows a person holding a cell phone camera and angling it down toward a wooden desk where an HP laptop was laid down.
The prosecutors said they believe Williams is the person who was holding the cell phone filming the incident.