Nancy Pelosi receives subpoena

November 2, 2023

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has been issued a subpoena as a third-party in a California criminal matter. 

The details are scarce, but the subpoena is said to be related to last year's violent assault on her husband, Paul Pelosi, by a disturbed intruder.

Pelosi gets subpoena

David DePape, 42, was charged with kidnapping and assault and is scheduled to go to trial later this month.

Nancy Pelosi shared the news of the subpoena with her colleagues on Wednesday.

"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," the statement read.

"After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, I have determined that compliance with subpoenas is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House to the extent it requires production of non-privileged information. The responses to the subpoenas will be identical," it added.

Trial coming up

Last October, DePape broke into the Pelosi home in San Francisco's Pacific Heights neighborhood and held Paul Pelosi captive.

DePape, who was looking for Nancy Pelosi, struck her husband with a hammer after a struggle that was captured in police bodycam video.

Nancy Pelosi was not a witness to the bloody attack, as she was away from home at the time. DePape later confessed that he wanted to kidnap Pelosi and break her kneecaps as revenge for Democrats targeting President Trump.

"When I left my house, I left to go fight tyranny,” he told police. "I did not leave to go surrender."

Facing 50 years

Paul Pelosi, 83, had to undergo surgery to fix a fracture to his skull. He is expected to testify when the case goes to trial on November 13.

His wife may make an appearance in court as well.

DePape is facing up to 50 years in prison.

Nancy Pelosi surrendered the Speaker's gavel in January, but she remains an influential figure in Washington. She caught many by surprise when she announced she will seek another term in Congress next year.

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