Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been served a subpoena “to produce documents in a criminal case” in California, according to a recent statement.
The House Clerk read Pelosi’s statement, a standard procedure when a member is issued a subpoena related to a criminal matter.
Pelosi’s statement read:
“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.”
“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,” it added.
According to sources via Fox News, the subpoena served to Nancy Pelosi was related to the upcoming trial of her husband, Paul Pelosi, regarding his alleged assault by an assailant in a violent home invasion last year.
The Pelosi attacker, David DePape, is set to go on trial this month.
More information arose regarding the security of Pelosi’s home during the attack.
As RollCall reported:
The Capitol Police had arranged to have a police presence continuously outside the San Francisco home of then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she was not there, but the agency knew that security precaution lapsed for months ahead of the October 2022 break-in and attack on her husband, Paul Pelosi.
The agency, for a time, contracted with the San Francisco Police Department to have at least a vehicle outside the Pelosi residence, but the SFPD ended that arrangement for “protective services” in 2021, an internal Capitol Police memo reviewed by CQ Roll Call states.
The Capitol Police, which is ultimately responsible for the safety of the speaker, took some steps to restart the SFPD post at the house over the course of the next year, according to that internal memo.
But the department only “reestablished” the “24/7 residential coverage” after the attack that left Paul Pelosi lying in a pool of blood with a skull fracture.
There is no way to know how the events that night might have unfolded differently if a vehicle or uniformed officer had been posted outside. Such a post may be a deterrent for vandals and attackers, and an officer might notice nefarious activity or provide an almost immediate response in an emergency, security experts say.
San Francisco officers entered the front door around 19 minutes after the attacker broke through a glass patio door and about six minutes after Paul Pelosi hung up with a 911 dispatcher, according to timelines from authorities and prosecutors.
Authorities said the attacker told officers he planned to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage and threatened to break her kneecaps, but she and her protective detail were in Washington.