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Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been issued a subpoena “to produce documents in a criminal case” in California, according to a Wednesday report.
Fox News noted that Pelosi informed the House of Representatives of the subpoena in a statement that “was read by the House Clerk, which is standard when a member is issued a subpoena related to a civil or criminal matter.”
“This is to notify you formally pursuant to Rule Eight of the rules of the House of Representatives, that I, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker Emerita, and U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of California, have been served with third party subpoenas from the prosecution and the defendant to produce documents in a criminal case and United States District Court for the Northern District of California,” said Pelosi’s statement, per Fox News.
“After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, I have determined that compliance with the subpoenas is consistent with the privileges and of the House to the extent it requires production of non-privileged information. The responses to the subpoenas will be identical,” the statement noted further.
Fox reported that Pelosi’s office refused to comment on the legal matter. However, a source familiar with the situation told the outlet that the subpoena is linked to the upcoming trial of the man who assailed her husband, Paul Pelosi, in the couple’s San Francisco mansion during a violent home invasion last year.
The man who allegedly attacked him, David DePape, is set to go on trial this month.
Following the attack, Pelosi said it would likely factor into her decision to retire.
In an exclusive interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper the host said that there has “been a lot of discussion about whether you’d retire if Democrats lose the House.”
The speaker responded by saying that the “decision will be affected about what happened the last week or two,” which got Cooper to ask, “Will your decision be impacted by the attack in any way?”
“Yes,” the Speaker said.
“It will?” the anchor asked.
“Yes,” she said.
She also described the moment she was told about her husband’s assault.
“So I run to the door, and I’m very scared,” she said. “I see the Capitol Police and they say, ‘We have to come in to talk to you.’”
Her immediate thoughts were of her children and her grandchildren.
“And I’m thinking my children, my grandchildren. I never thought it would be Paul because, you know, I knew he wouldn’t be out and about, shall we say. And so they came in. At that time, we didn’t even know where he was,” she said.
Bodycam footage of the attack, taken by responding police officers, was released and shown during a court proceeding in December. Prosecutors played the bodycam footage of the assault in a San Francisco courtroom.
“The proceedings were part of a preliminary hearing for alleged assailant David DePape, who has pleaded not guilty to federal and state charges, including attempted murder and attempted kidnapping, in connection to the October 28 break-in at the Pelosi residence in Pacific Heights,” the Daily Wire reported.
Reporters monitoring the proceedings in the gallery of the state courtroom could hear the footage but they were not actually able to see the 15-second clip of an officer’s bodycam because the TV monitor was facing the judge, KRON 4 reported.
News stations and outlets could report what was said and did so, spanning the timeframe when officers first arrived at the Pelosi home and saw DePape and Pelosi, 82, fighting over a hammer.
“Good morning, what’s going on man?” one police officer asks, leading DePape to respond, “Everything’s good.” Next, another officer orders, “Drop the hammer!” DePape replies, “Uh, nope.”
Afterward, sounds of a struggle are heard and San Francisco Police Officer Kyle Cagney testified that is the moment he and his partner tackled DePape. Paul Pelosi fell to the ground unconscious and in a pool of blood, he added.
“Backup code 3! Give me your f***ing hands! Give me your f***ing hands!” an officer can be heard saying in the video before it ends.