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Trump supporter arrested after Pelosi 'data theft'
Allegations against Ms Williams were made by a former partner in an affidavit. Source: Reuters
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Daily US Times: A Donald Trump supporter suspected of stealing a laptop or hard drive from Democrat Nancy Pelosi’s office during the US Capitol riots has been arrested.

The 22-year-old Riley June Williams was detained in Pennsylvania on charges of illegally and violently entering the building, and disorderly conduct.

A former romantic partner of her had said in an affidavit Ms Williams intended to sell the data to Russian intelligence.

Five people died after pro-Trump supporters violently stormed Congress on 6 January.

Ms Williams’ case is among more than 200 that have been opened since the mob forced their way into the US Capitol building as lawmakers met to confirm president-elect Joe Biden’s election win.

Police records show Ms Williams was arrested on Monday in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Sources told CBS News that Ms Williams had surrendered herself to authorities.

The charge sheet lists “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds”.

Police charge has no mention of the data allegations. The FBI is reportedly still investigating about these claims, which were carried in a sworn statement presented by an FBI agent to a court.

The affidavit says the Trump supporter was seen in TV footage directing crowds who stormed the Capitol.

The FBI agent in the court filing says the agency was tipped off by a former romantic partner of Ms Williams who alleged she had intended to take a laptop or hard drive from the office Ms Pelosi’s office.

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