Unexpectedly, Nancy Pelosi, the former Speaker of the House, has received a subpoena to disclose records related to David DePape’s criminal prosecution. DePape was taken into custody on suspicion of carrying out a violent break-in at the California home of Pelosi’s husband, Paul. Let’s examine this incident and the impending trial in more depth.
The Subpoena and Pelosi’s Reaction: Pelosi read a statement outlining the circumstances on Wednesday to the House of Representatives, alerting them about the subpoena. The criminal case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California is the subject of the subpoenas issued by both the prosecution and the defendant. Following advice from the Office of General Counsel, Pelosi claimed that her compliance with the subpoenas is compliant with House privileges insofar as it concerns the disclosure of non-privileged data.
The Subpoena and David DePape’s Criminal Case: Sources with knowledge of the matter have disclosed that the subpoena is related to David DePape’s criminal case. DePape was arrested on October 28, 2022, for attacking Paul Pelosi during a violent home invasion. He is expected to go on trial later this month.
Attack Details: Paul Pelosi was attacked when she was alone at home. DePape broke through the glass at the back of their house to get inside. DePape intended to hold Nancy Pelosi captive, but she wasn’t home when it happened. DePape woke Paul Pelosi up, and he phoned the police right away. When police came, they discovered DePape was holding a hammer to Paul and had just struck Pelosi in the head.
Charges Against DePape: David DePape is charged with a number of serious offenses, one of which is assaulting a member of a U.S. official’s immediate family with the intention of exacting revenge for the official’s execution of official duties. He is also accused of one count of attempting to abduct a U.S. official while they were carrying out their official duties. In the event of a conviction, DePape may receive a maximum sentence of 20 years for the attempted kidnapping charge and 30 years for the assault count.