Laptop from Nancy Pelosi's office stolen during Capitol protest, says aide

 By Deighton Acuin

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office desk (PHOTO: Breitbart)

One of United States Speaker Nancy Pelosi's aides said a laptop was stolen from her office during the storming of Capitol building.

Pelosi’s aide Drew Hamill tweeted that the laptop was used for conferences and presentations.

The theft of electronic devices from congressional offices has been a persistent worry following the invasion by pro-Trump followers. They were encouraged by Republican President Donald Trump at a rally beforehand to march to the Capitol while Congress was certifying Democrat Joe Biden’s Nov. 3 election win.

Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley said that a laptop was also taken from his office. Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said some of the thefts potentially jeopardized the "national security entities."

The demonstrators who broke into the Capitol posted several photographs of themselves using congressional phones and various other devices. One reporter with the right-wing outlet Blaze posted a photograph of what purported to be a computer from Pelosi’s office with emails “still on the screen.”

What else might have been taken during the chaos is not yet known. Some information technology experts worry that intruders may have planted malicious software on computers, although it’s not clear that devices were the focus of any particular attention.

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