An NBC News report Friday morning contradicts details in the federal charging papers against David DePape, 42, about the attack one week ago on Paul Pelosi, the 82-year-old husband of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), at the couple’s San Francisco home. Pelosi was released from the hospital Thursday and returned home where he faces a long recovery from injuries from the hammer attack that required skull surgery and also seriously injured his right arm and hands.
DePape, an illegal alien from Canada, faces state and federal charges and is being held without bail and has an ICE detainer. DePape reportedly confessed to breaking into the Pelosi home with plans to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage and break her kneecaps. He allegedly tried to take Paul Pelosi hostage instead when told she was not home. Police report DePape had two hammers, zip ties and tape.
NBC reporter Miguel Almaguer reported on the Today Show that accused attacker David DePape and Paul Pelosi were alone in the Pelosi home for thirty minutes, that Paul Pelosi answered the door and did not tell police he needed help and try to leave the house but instead walked away and back to DePape while DePape told police who asked “what’s going on?”, “Everything is good.” It was then that Pelosi and DePape were seen wrestling over the hammer. Police intervened after Pelosi was struck in the head and knocked unconscious.
Almaguer did not note those details contradict the official narrative.