Lawyer: Speaker Pelosi's Laptop Hasn't Been Recovered From Suspect

Lawyer: Speaker Pelosi's Laptop Hasn't Been Recovered From Suspect
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is seen in Washington on Jan. 15, 2021. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
Zachary Stieber

The laptop computer taken from the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) hasn't been recovered, a lawyer representing a woman accused of helping steal it said Tuesday.

A video that appeared to show Riley June Williams, 22, speaking near a "HP" laptop in Pelosi's office on Jan. 6 was included in an amended criminal complaint against her.

But FBI agents searched Williams's home or apartment and did not find the computer, her public defender, A.J. Kramer, told the court on Tuesday.

“They’ve searched everywhere and she does not have the computer,” he told U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia M. Faruqui, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Prosecutors noted during the hearing that Williams had only been charged for aiding and abetting the theft, not stealing the computer herself. The video showed a hand reaching for the computer that was not Williams's.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mona Sedky told Faruqui that the investigation is ongoing.

“I’m very uncomfortable discussing the facts of the case at this stage,” she said. “I’m concerned that talking about what we do and don’t know and what we’re running down could jeopardize the investigation.”

Also included in the amended complaint were screenshots of messages allegedly sent by Williams on Discord bragging that she took Pelosi's hard drives.

Attempts to reach Williams haven't been successful. Her friend told The Epoch Times that the primary tipster feeding police information is her abusive ex-boyfriend. A lawyer said during an earlier hearing that the accusations from the former romantic partner were "overstated."
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