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What we know about the laptop that was stolen from Nancy Pelosi's aide during the Capitol siege

What we know about the laptop that was stolen from Nancy Pelosi's aide during the Capitol siege

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sanitizes the gavel after Vice President Mike Pence walked off the dais during a joint session of Congress to certify the 2020 election results on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021.
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Since the deadly siege on the US Capitol, lawmakers have reported various items stolen from their offices. Misinformation surrounding the items has already started to spread.




A laptop that belonged to an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the items reported stolen.




Here's what we really know about the laptop, and some of the claims that have been shared about it.




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When US Capitol staff returned to work following the violent insurrection by pro-Trump extremists, they found broken windows and their offices pillaged.A laptop that belonged to an aide to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was one of the items reported stolen.Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, announced last week that the aide's laptop, which he said was "only used for presentations," was taken from a conference room in the Capitol.While far-right activists have already started spreading misinformation about the device - with some claiming it was taken by US Special Forces because it contained evidence of election fraud - there is no evidence that's the case.
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