(Headline USA) Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., revealed this week that she was issued “third-party subpoenas,” presumably in connection with a criminal investigation into the alleged domestic assault on her husband, Paul, a year ago at their San Francisco home.
The former Democrat leader was required to notify the House of the subpoenas.
After consulting with the Office of General Counsel, the former speaker concluded that she was no longer important enough to warrant exemption the legal process.
“I have determined that compliance with the subpoenas is consistent with the privileges of the House to the extent it requires the production of non-privileged information,” she said during a statement on the House floor.
Neither Pelosi’s office nor the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of California would say which criminal case Pelosi was involved in. However, sources told the New York Post that the subpoenas are likely connected to the criminal case against David DePape, the man charged with attacking Paul Pelosi last year.
DePape—a homeless, mentally unstable, illegal immigrant from Canada who was connected with a cult of pedophile nudists—is believed to have vocally supported left-wing causes such as Black Lives Matter, marijuana decriminalization and LGBT movement.
He allegedly went to the Pacific Heights home looking for Nancy Pelosi, who was not there at the time, before attacking her husband with a hammer after the underwear-clad Paul Pelosi let him into the house.
The Federal Public Defender of the Northern District of California wrote in a Monday filing that DePape had cited Nancy Pelosi’s “lies” to the American public and called her “the leader of the pack.”
He has been charged with two counts of attempted kidnapping of a federal officer or employee and assault on the immediate family member of a federal official. If convicted, he could spend up to 50 years in prison.
Both Paul and Nancy Pelosi are expected to appear as witnesses when the case goes to trial this month.
Lawyers for DePape want his federal trial to be moved out of San Francisco, arguing the Pelosi’s immense influence in the area means he won’t get a fair trial. The judge appointed to preside over the case, for example, reportedly has close ties to the Pelosi’s daughter.
Judge Loretta “Lori” Giorgi said in a disclosure earlier this year that she and Christine Pelosi worked together in the San Francisco city attorney’s office in the 1990s, but claimed she has not interacted with the Pelosis in years.
There is a remote possibility that Pelosi’s subpoena might relate to another case involving her husband. In May 2022, Paul Pelosi was arrested for drunken driving after crashing into another vehicle while returning from the couple’s Napa Valley winery.
However, little public information has been released suggesting that there is a criminal case pending in that incident, and Nancy Pelosi’s eagerness to cooperate with the subpoenas further supports the belief that it relates to the DePape investigation, the public narrative of which has been much more favorable to her public image.