Special to WorldTribune.com
By Bill Juneau
The public continues to receive bits and pieces of the storied attack on Paul Pelosi at 2:30 a.m in his San Francisco mansion. The burglar and break-in assailant has been identified as David DePape, 42, who reportedly wore only underwear and swung a hammer which hit the 82-year-old Pelosi in the head.
Pelosi, who is a very rich financial planner and investment counselor with special political insight into legislation affecting the market, was batching it for the night as his wife, Nancy, Democratic Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was away on political business.
Paul Pelosi currently is on probation for his conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol and is presumed to be spending more of his leisure time at home, watching television and away from the swinging bistros and the wine country.
The intruder reportedly broke the window in a rear door and the banging and shattering of glass alerted Pelosi who apparently then confronted the home invader who yelled at him, “Where’s Nancy”, and that he wanted to “bust her kneecaps” for lying. He was inside the residence for some 30 minutes. At some point, Pelosi reportedly asked DePape for permission to use the bathroom, and the interloper said okay. In the wash room, Pelosi kept a telephone, and he called 9-11 for help, he has explained.
Exhibiting no apparent distress, according to one report, he, or possibly a third person, answered the door and greeted the uniformed officers. (Persistent questions concerning the presence of a third person have been whispered about here and there, but that report has not yet been put to rest as fact or fiction.)
According to an NBC report, which the station subsequently deleted without meaningful explanation, Pelosi backed away from the door and a struggle of some kind erupted between him and the intruder whose presence then became known to the uniformed officers. The police were said to have seen Pelosi and DePape wrestling and witnessed DePape hit Pelosi with a hammer. DePape was arrested and Pelosi was taken to a hospital where he was treated for a concussion and injuries to his hand and arm. He was in the hospital for some six days.
DePape was arrested and charged with crimes under both federal statutes and the California Criminal code. Charges are for assault; attempted kidnapping; attempted murder, elder abuse and threatening a public official. Currently, he is in custody in a San Francisco Jail. Assigned a public defender, he appeared before a federal judge who continued his case to Nov. 30. He has pled not guilty to all charges.
Speaker Pelosi said it was an act of militant right winger, part and parcel of the GOP conspiracy to destroy the Biden American democracy. The story line was parroted by the main street media which takes all story specifications from Democratic party bosses and doesn’t ask questions.
The early morning home invasion occurred on Oct. 28, some 10 days before the midterm elections and Speaker Pelosi said it was an act of militant right winger, part and parcel of the GOP conspiracy to destroy the Biden American democracy. The story line was parroted by the main street media which takes all story specifications from Democratic party bosses and doesn’t ask questions.
Critical interviews of Paul Pelosi have not been made public, but Mrs. Pelosi contends that the incident may have caused some Republican voters to side with Democrats. With the vote count in, Republicans have taken control of the House, while Democrats have retained their majority in the Senate.
Other Americans are struggling to learn just exactly what occurred in the Pelosi home. Some are asking about the apparent absence of security which is programed to protect the Pelosis. As Speaker, Mrs. Pelosi was third in line to become President, and is deserving of protection at all times.
“There is a tiny possibility that there might be more to this story than meets the eye,” said Elon Musk, who has recently acquired ownership of the Twitter social network, and promises that transparency and free speech will be the order of the day.
In the past, Musk has scolded Democrats for covering up the corruption and debauchery of the Biden family as a way of aiding Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
One incensed citizen was quoted in a Washington Post story: “I don’t know what the hell happened at Nancy Pelosi’s house, and I suspect none of us will ever know for sure. But I do know that trying to paint a hippie nudist from Berkeley as some kind of a militant right winger is absurd and always will be.”
“There is a tiny possibility that there might be more to this story than meets the eye,” said Elon Musk.
Other theorists have opined that the window was broken from the inside and that Paul Pelosi or a third person ushered DePape into the home. Reportedly, Pelosi has said that he did not know DePape although the complete story of what occurred is murky at best and the transcript of his 9-11 call has not been released for public scrutiny.
DePape has made his home for the past several years in a garage in Richmond, a San Francisco suburb. At one point he worked as a carpenter. He has been estranged from family members for several years. He was said to be a believer in nudism, which might explain his going about in only boxer shorts.
He has posted memes and conspiracy theories on Facebook concerning Covid vaccines, the 2020 election and the January 6 attack on the capitol. A former coworker who was his friend on facebook has described his posts as “phobic and filled with so much anger….He was very odd.”
Last May, Paul Pelosi was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Because of Fox News’ refusal to ignore the Pelosi crash and to allow the political insider to escape accountability, details of the incident became public. In August, Pelosi plead guilty to misdemeanor DUI and was sentenced to five days in jail and placed on three years of probation.
As part of his probation, Pelosi was directed to attend a three-month drinking driver class, and to provide a breath sample before the engine of his auto could start. Also, he was ordered to pay about $7,000 in fines. With those restrictions, nipping drinks in the quiet of his home for Pelosi may nowadays be more in keeping with his court orders.
DePape is pleading not guilty to the charges against him. If he persists in the plea, trials could be held in the state and federal courts. At such, Pelosi will be made to tell the full story of the attack under oath, and whether he was alone at the home when the intruder came in, and whether he had ever met DePape.
On Nov. 17, in accord with the results of he election, Nancy Pelosi concluded her 7th year as Speaker and announced that she will no longer seek to serve as a leader of the Democratic party in the Peoples House of Congress. She will remain, she said, as Congresswoman from San Francisco’s 12th district and the Bay area which she has represented for 35 years.
Bill Juneau worked for 25 years as a reporter and night city editor at the Chicago Tribune. Subsequently he became a partner in a law firm and also served as a village prosecutor and as a consultant to the Cook County Circuit Court and to the Cook County Medical Examiner. He is currently writing columns and the ‘Florida Bill‘ blog.P