The bodycam footage of the attack on Nancy and Paul Pelosi’s home in October 2022 was released Friday morning. Both the 911 recording and the Capitol Police surveillance footage of the Pelosi property were also released. This information was initially withheld by the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office and local law enforcement. This was until a coalition of journalists filed a lawsuit to release the footage. The footage was already shown during the preliminary hearing which was open to all, so San Francisco Judge Stephen Murphy ordered that the footage be made available for public consumption.
Brooke Jenkins, San Francisco District Attorney, stated that the public should not be able to view the video or hear the audio.
“I believe it’s obvious that this case is susceptible to misinformation.”
David DePape’s attorney also worried that the footage could be released and cause his client to not receive a fair trial.
Welp! It’s too late.
The complete report feed is available here:
Note that the officer responding does not want to escalate immediately with too much presence. This is a common behavior for Paul Pelosi, and they have performed this dance before.
My colleagues and I feel that the footage answers questions created by the contradicting reports from San Francisco Police Department, and San Francisco District Attorney’s Office. Jim Thompson believes that the tape is a good idea.
“Makes Pelosi look pretty good.”
Nick Arama spoke out on the 911 call and the corresponding footage.
“He is trying to tell the operator that everything is fine, and not to antagonize him, while simultaneously telling her, “I don’t really know him” and he needs help.
Nick Arama felt that the most recent footage correlated much better with reports and could well be aligned with current facts.
“Yeah. I believe it isn’t inconsistent with it. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t have other questions that it may not fully answer yet. “I don’t know yet who opened the door.”
Joe Cunningham, a Senior Editor, agrees with Arama.
“He sounded like someone was trying to de-escalate an insane person.”
Pelosi doesn’t appear to be in any kind of agitation according to my analysis. Perhaps he was trying to put on his public persona, or maybe he was just sloppy, but things between Pelosi and DePape were quite chummy until DePape raised the Hammer. While DePape was holding the hammer, DePape had his hand on Pelosi’s wrist. Pelosi doesn’t seem to be trying to escape, and he does not appear to try to humor DePape. Pelosi appears to be quite relaxed and still has his drink.
Sincerely, I would love to see both toxicology reports.
The Capitol Police footage, which Nick Arama highlights, shows DePape sneaking around the property’s back, then returning with two bags containing the tools. He used some of these tools to break into the residence. This raises the question of where was their security. DePape was then alleged to have confronted Pelosi, asking “Where’s Nancy?”. Why would Pelosi let someone so foreign wait for his wife of high profile? Is there a panic alarm or panic room in their security? Pelosi could have locked his bathroom door and set off an alarm if a panic room existed.
Perhaps I am too obsessed with thrillers. But these are the only things I find that do not make sense. All quarters will provide analysis, and yours may offer more insight. As it stands, the footage isn’t very clear. It actually muddies the waters and makes me wonder if both Pelosis were complicit. This story is vulnerable to misinformation because all parties involved, including the Pelosis, are not telling the truth.
Attorney Mark Geragos felt the same on Thursday’s Fox News Hannity episode and stated that.
His exact quote:
It does not assist the prosecution. It will ask more questions than it answers.
If you can’t stand Sean Hannity’s long intros (I cannot), it’s about 1:33 minutes in.