OREANDA-NEWS. Suspect was detained in the theft of Nancy Pelosi's laptop during the riots in the U.S. Capitol. 22-year-old Riley June Williams will have to answer for this in court. According to a witness, she planned to sell Pelosi's laptop to Russian intelligence agencies. Law enforcement officials are checking this information.

At the time of the arrest, the participant of the riots was in the state of Pennsylvania. According to the US Department of Justice, the girl was charged with deliberate illegal entry into the territory, where entry is prohibited, as well as illegal actions in the Capitol.

On January 6, 2021, supporters of US President Donald Trump staged a protest in Washington, which turned into riots and stormed the Capitol. Thus, they disrupted the meeting, during which they had to approve the results of the presidential election, won by Democrat Joe Biden. Then the congressmen were evacuated, the police used tear gas and stun grenades against the protesters. Several people were killed in the riots.

In the United States, those who stormed the Capitol are called internal terrorists, and the chairman of the State Duma of Russia, Vyacheslav Volodin, considers them political prisoners. According to him, now the American authorities will have to admit, that they either have a policy of double standards, or that the detainees in Washington suffered because of their beliefs.