Pro-Trump rioter, 22, wanted in search for Pelosi’s missing laptop.

Click to play video 'U.S. Capitol riot: Arrests made, people involved in pro-Trump mob identified'

WATCH: Some of the people involved in the storming of the U.S. Capitol building have been arrested, including one man seen posing behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi's desk, with others identified for their involvement. More arrests are expected in the coming days, with suspects facing various charges including unlawful entry and the possibility of homicide after a Capitol Police officer died from his injuries incurred during the violence – Jan 8, 2021

The FBI is searching for a 22-year-old woman who joined the pro-Trump attack on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, after receiving a tip that she might be trying to sell Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s stolen laptop to Russian intelligence.

Pelosi’s laptop has been missing since Jan. 6, when U.S. President Donald Trump incited a mob to storm the Capitol with false claims about the election he lost.

Riley June Williams, of Harrisburg, Pa., has been charged with illegally entering the U.S. Capitol and disorderly conduct in connection with the riot, which left five people dead.

The FBI alleges that Williams played a key role in leading the mob to Pelosi’s office, according to documents filed in court Sunday. It also raised the possibility that she may have snatched Pelosi’s laptop or hard drive, although authorities have not charged her with doing so at this point.

Investigators say they received a tip from someone claiming to be Williams’ ex-boyfriend, who said she planned to ship the laptop to a friend so they could sell it to Russian intelligence agents. The tipster said that plan likely fell through and she either destroyed the device or still has it.

Thousands of Trump supporters — including white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Proud Boys and believers in the radical QAnon hoax — stormed the building in the attack, overrunning its defences and running rampant inside its halls.

Some even broke into Pelosi’s office and posed for photos inside.

Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, Drew Hammill, confirmed Jan. 8 that a laptop was taken during the riot but said “it was a laptop that was only used for presentations.”

The FBI says Williams has changed her phone number, deleted her social media accounts and left her home. Her whereabouts were unknown on Monday afternoon.

Williams’ mother told reporters that her daughter had recently become interested in Trump and “far-right message boards.” She told police that her daughter had packed a bag and fled for what she said would be a couple of weeks.

Trending Stories

William’s father said he’d travelled to Washington, D.C. with his daughter on the day of the riot but the two did not stay together, the FBI said.

Video recorded by ITV during the protest shows a woman in green, whom the broadcaster identified as Williams, directing the mob through the halls of the Capitol.

Others have shared footage of the same woman outside the building with a heavy package in her purse.

The FBI cited both videos in its case against Williams.

The videos are just a small part of the vast amount of evidence the FBI has been poring over since the riots. Much of the footage was recorded by the rioters themselves and posted on social media.

Social media users have been helping to identify the rioters, at the FBI’s request.

Many of those who mugged for the cameras, including the man with his feet on Pelosi’s desk, have since been charged as part of a sweeping investigation into the riot.

Trump has since been impeached for a second time for his role in inciting the attack, which failed to overturn the democratic election result.

Joe Biden will be inaugurated as the president of the United States on Wednesday.

— With files from The Associated Press

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Global News

Breaking news & current latest Canadian news headlines; national weather forecasts & predictions, local news videos, money and financial news; sports stats and scores.

https://globalnews.ca/

Related news

Canada Approves Johnson & Johnson Covid Vaccine

Canada on Friday authorized a fourth Covid-19 vaccine, adding Johnson & Johnson's candidate to is approved list alongside AstraZeneca, Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna shots.

NDTV News

U.S. imposes sanctions on Kolomoyskyi - Blinken

U.S. imposes sanctions on Kolomoyskyi - Blinken

The United States has imposed restrictive measures against oligarch and former Ukrainian public official Ihor Kolomoyskyi due to his involvement in significant corruption, according to a statement issued by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Censor.Net

Crenshaw slams Biden admin for 'prioritizing illegal immigrants'.

Crenshaw slams Biden admin for 'prioritizing illegal immigrants'.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, discusses how the Biden administration’s immigration policies have affected his state. He also reacts to the end of Texas’ mask mandate and other restrictions. #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: ...

Israel rolls out  «vaccine passport»  system

Israel rolls out «vaccine passport» system

Israel is implementing a program requiring people to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination before accessing facilities like gyms. CBS News correspondent Roxana Saberi joins "CBSN AM" to talk about these so-called "vaccine passports."

Assessing the impact of absentee voting in the 2020 election.

Assessing the impact of absentee voting in the 2020 election.

The 2020 presidential election saw historic voter turnout. Larry Sabato, the director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, joins CBSN to discuss how absentee ballots played a role in the outcome. CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital stre...

Biden says there could be enough vaccine supply for every adult by end of May.

Biden says there could be enough vaccine supply for every adult by end of May.

News comes as Texas' governor announces his plan to reopen the state and drop the mask mandate. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: Watch More on LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER:

This Arizona County Has Opened Vaccinations To Anyone Older Than 18 - NBC News NOW.

This Arizona County Has Opened Vaccinations To Anyone Older Than 18 - NBC News NOW.

Rhonda Mason, chief nursing officer at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, tells NBC News Now what it’s been like in Gila County, Arizona, since vaccinations have been opened to all adults, and how the county decided it was possible. » Subscribe...

Doctor on risks of easing COVID-19 restrictions too soon.

Doctor on risks of easing COVID-19 restrictions too soon.

On the same day the governors of Texas and Mississippi announced they were lifting their states' mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions, CDC officials warned states against rolling back mitigation measures too soon. Dr. Neeta Ogden joins CB...