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End The Intrigue, Release the Pelosi Surveillance and Police Bodycam Video

End The Intrigue, Release the Pelosi Surveillance and Police Bodycam Video

A mysteriously retracted NBC News report with new details adds to speculation – put it all to rest, release the surveillance and police bodycam video.

Happens almost every time in high profile politicized criminal cases — the media immediately report facts that turn out to be wrong, and fear of political pressure causes the police not to release evidence that further clouds what happened. Meanwhile, the political spin, almost invariably against the political opponents of Democrats, goes into overdrive.

I covered this phenomenon, with numerous examples we have covered at Legal Insurrection, in my initial post about the incident currently dominating Democrat (including Joe Biden) attacks on Republicans and “mega MAGA”, Paul Pelosi Attack – Follow The Evidence, Not The Media Spin.

Initial media reports said Pelosi and the alleged attacker, David DePape, were accompanied by a third person who opened the door for police. Then the reports changed, including in the FBI affidavit supporting federal charges.

It turns out there apparently was video surveillance of the home by the Capitol Police, but they weren’t watching, that shows DePape breaking in. That tape would put to rest a lot of claims that DePape was invited into the house. Why not release it?

Why not release the police bodycam video? That is routinely done in police shootings to calm public opinion, or at least to get the facts of what happened with evidence. While the Pelosi attack was not a police use of force, it was possibly a police failure to use force fast enough, allowing DePape to hit Pelosi on the head with a hammer. It’s in the public interest for the public to see if the police failed to act, particularly where the attack has become a political talking point.

Now, it gets stranger.

NBC News reported earlier today that when police arrived, Pelosi opened the door and seeing the police did not do what you would think someone effectively being held hostage would do – move toward the police for protection. Instead, NBC News reported Pelosi moved back into the house towards his attacker. Fox News reports:

On Friday’s installment of “Today,” NBC News national correspondent Miguel Almaguer went viral for stunning revelations of what apparently transpired when police arrived to Pelosi’s San Francisco home.

“Sources familiar with what unfolded in the Pelosi residence now revealing when officers responded to the ‘high priority call,’ they were seemingly unaware they’ve been called to the home of the Speaker of the House,” Almaguer told viewers. “After a ‘knock and announce,’ the front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. The 82-year-old did not immediately declare an emergency or tried to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back into the foyer toward the assailant and away from police. It’s unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was, say sources.”

“According to court documents, when the officer asked what was going on, defendant smiled and said ‘everything’s good’ but instantaneously a struggle ensued as police clearly saw David DePape strike Paul Pelosi in the head with a hammer. After tackling the suspect, officers rushed to Mr. Pelosi who was lying in a pool of blood,” Almaguer continued.

Almaguer concluded his report by telling “Today” co-host Craig Melvin “we still don’t know exactly what unfolded between Mr. Pelosi and the suspect for the 30 minutes they were alone inside that house before police arrive. Officials who are investigating this matter would not go into further details about these new details.”

Given Pelosi’s age and the possible trauma of being in the presence of a hostage taker, I can believe that maybe Pelosi didn’t act rationally and that might be the explanation. Releasing police bodycam video could go a long way towards informing the public of the facts with evidence. Yet there is no indication police plan on releasing the bodycam video anytime soon.

Adding to the intrigue, NBC News retracted and took down the report across all platforms. But not before others had downloaded it:

(The video is also on Rumble)

NBC News has not yet explained the facts as to why it took down the report, issuing only a vague explanation that the reporting did not meet its standards.

Release the evidence. Release the tapes. I repeat what I said at the end of my prior post:

It might be that this ends up a simple case of a political attack. Or something else. The evidence will reveal the truth, the media will not (at least not before the midterms).

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    Concise in reply to fscarn. | November 4, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Some sort of history here. But, like certain details of the Russia hoax, nothing will ever be disclosed unless someone from the SFPD goes off the chain.

“Release the Pelosi surveillance”? File that under notevahgonnahappen.com. 🤬

    Do you REALLY need to ‘know’ what you already know? Nancy Pelosi is treasonous scum. Her ‘stock dealing genius’ husband must not be far behind.

    NGAREADER in reply to tiger66. | November 7, 2022 at 9:07 am

    I doubt they will release an unedited version and most likely nothing. There is a real possibility that out there in looney land this guy was just a nut case that went off the reservation.
    They will claim privacy issues and also that they don’t want to show the layout of the home and any security in place for others to use in a future breach.
    This probably go so much press because they thought they could spin it for the sympathy vote, blaming right wing politicians somehow.
    All sort of true and the truth is that I don’t care that much about their personal behavior. The Pelosi’s and other politicians engage in so many corrupt practices in their official duties that don’t even get a moments attention. Investigate some stock trades before legislation that only they know? Don’t we wish. Ain’t going to happen.
    Just business as usual that the great unwashed (all the rest of us) won’t ever get to see.

Possibly the accused can’t remember the story he’s been given.

Hiding the facts leaves a void of information leading the public to speculate. This is an excellent example of why many people have adopted a very healthy amount of skepticism towards whatever narrative we are being sold by the media, govt or credentialed class. Each instance not only reinforces the wisdom of skepticism but also increases the number of people adopting that skepticism.

This was super duper important proclaimed the elites because political violence! Yet other examples of political violence haven’t received the same attention when it was directed at non establishment, non d/prog targets. Strange that. No body cam footage nor security footage released from the Pelosi incident. Very similar to his DUI.

Which leads one to ask why not release the footage? The public purse pays for both Capital Police and SFPD. Those images belong to taxpayers not the credentialed class. We do know that during the DUI drama every bit of evidence that finally made it out, that which was released, was done late and very grudgingly.

In the absence of facts and really the abject failure to release the facts then the usual suspects shouldn’t be surprised at the various attempts to fill in the gaps. Stop clutching your pearls and release the facts and evidence, all of it. Easy to refute the ‘alternative’ theories if you do so, or is it?

    Concise in reply to CommoChief. | November 4, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    We also pay for the FBI and IRS, in fact the entire federal, state, county, and city governments. They haven’t exactly been grateful lately.

      mailman in reply to Concise. | November 5, 2022 at 4:05 am

      Compare the outrage to Steven Scalais shooting by a rabid Democrat hell bent on killing republicans vs the leftist outrage at Paul Pelosi’s sex life gone wrong.

      Democrats don’t care about you. They only care about power and ensuring the keep it.

    Peabody in reply to CommoChief. | November 5, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    “This was super duper important proclaimed the elites because political violence!”

    They were so desperate to make the claim they found it necessary to lay the blame on an illegal alien who had broken just about every law there is. He attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer because of his deep concern for the rule of the law and his deep appreciation for our founding fathers—which he had never heard of until they told him later what he was confessing to.

“It might be that this ends up a simple case of a political attack”.

Oh Professor, you are a saint!

Colonel Travis | November 4, 2022 at 9:22 pm

First report: Police say 3rd person opened the door, police officers remained outside of the threshold of the home for a moment, observing Pelosi and the weirdo in a struggle.

Three days later: Police say that either the victim or suspect opened the door but they don’t specify which.

One week later: Mr. Pelosi opened the door, goes back to the struggle?

Uh huh.

    In the next version, police break open door and are forced to shoot and kill the suspect,

      diver64 in reply to Concise. | November 5, 2022 at 5:02 am

      No, next version is that the suspect agreed to a complete confession of the real events but tragically took his own life while in custody. There is no footage as the camera’s were broken or off and the guard fell asleep. Bubba the Strangler was moved into the suspects cell just before the suicide by accident but had nothing to do with it.

      Police release the body cams to reveal that the 3rd person was Nancy herself. I’m going to stick with my Colombo version of what happened until the officials come clean with the facts. At least my version is plausible and amusing.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Colonel Travis. | November 5, 2022 at 12:43 pm

    The initial information was had directly from the police, in a news conference. It was not generated anonymously nor reported without confirmation by the media (because the source was known to the public, we saw it officially announced). The question is why is the narrative departing from what was originally known?
    Political forces are making fools of the SFPD. Will they take it? Where is the police union or the FOP?

Subotai Bahadur | November 4, 2022 at 9:36 pm

Even more than other members of the Nomenklatura, the Pelosi’s are actively attached to the Politburo. Even more than other members of the Nomenklatura the stories released will be . . . flexible enough to meet the needs of the narrative required at any moment by the Party.

“What is Truth? Is Truth unchanging Law? We both have Truths. Are mine the same as yours?”

Subotai Bahadur

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | November 4, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Forgot to add a couple of predictions. First, as soon as the final, final vote counts are compiled and released, say sometime after Thanksgiving, this case will disappear more completely than the NBC reports. Second, DePape is an illegal alien. He is a Canadian national who interestingly enough entered the country over the border with Mexico. Immigration authorities have placed a detainer on him so that when the SF courts and maybe the Federal courts are done, he gets turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE]. He will also disappear. I suspect that it will either to be deported to Canada or being sent to explore the seabed below the 100 fathom line.

    Subotai Bahadur

    PP on DD

    I’ve had so many men before
    In very many ways
    He’s just one more

I’m going with the “Old people under a lot of stress do really dumb things” theory of what really happened, along with “Police trying to cover up dumb things like a crazy person breaking into the house of the third person in line for the Presidency” all try to get ‘helpful’ for the VIP. Now amplify that by the crazy press, who would be unable to make a clear report of a bird crapping on a car without mucking up the details…

If this had been any ordinary person in SF, the police report would be about a page long and would make sense, and the perp would be back out on the streets by now.

Weird theory here… Was DePape the unidentified passenger in Pelosi’s DUI crash? haha. That would be wild.

End the intrigue by releasing the Pelosi surveillance and body cam:

That would not be the end, but rather the beginning of even more intrigue. The further down the rabbit hole you go, the stranger it gets. There will be more questions than answers since all we have been told so far are a bunch of lies.

If the video would put to rest the speculation that pelosi was having a gay old time, they would release the video.

So they won’t.

It would destroy the goi

It would destroy the narrative the Democrats Propaganda Ministry is working on. And Sundowner in his speech stretched it out more Depape was going to read Nanzi’s kneecap with the hammer and kidnap her.

The video will be released after the election. It is being held so that Democrats can claim it’s all Mega Ultra Super Extreme MAGA’s fault

“…it was possibly a police failure to use force fast enough, allowing DePape to hit Pelosi on the head with a hammer.”

If that was actually the case Pelosi would be preparing to sue the begesus out of the city and delaying release or non-release of the body cam footage might make a tiny piece of sense as neither side would be eager for it to go public until perhaps after the election.

    CommoChief in reply to Gosport. | November 5, 2022 at 10:35 am

    Mr Pelosi seems incredibly resilient for an 82 year old supposedly suffering a hammer blow to the head causing a fractured skull. Dude was in and right back out of the hospital.

    Seems odd we haven’t have statements from attending Physicians or Surgical team describing the extent of injury and the details of surgery and recovery prognosis.

    That lack of information seems to indicate that this is something they don’t want to milk for attention because the story may not hold up under scrutiny and review of the evidence.

    The next Congress will have a new Speaker and the Capital Police work for the Speaker in large part. So their footage and reports can be released if the new Speaker desires.

      DaveGinOly in reply to CommoChief. | November 5, 2022 at 12:46 pm

      “The next Congress will have a new Speaker and the Capital Police work for the Speaker in large part. So their footage and reports can be released if the new Speaker desires.”
      In which case, the video will have been “mistakenly erased”.

        CommoChief in reply to DaveGinOly. | November 5, 2022 at 2:04 pm

        Maybe. Maybe not. If so they may find themselves out on their ass. The capital police is still mostly a patronage organization ultimately run by the Speaker, at least as I understand it. It used to be that way, could have changed but I don’t see politicians giving up power voluntarily.

      Subotai Bahadur in reply to CommoChief. | November 5, 2022 at 9:13 pm

      The Capitol Police is supposed to work for the Speaker in large part. However, in modern fact they are like all Federal law enforcement and intelligence organizations, agents of the Left.

      Subotai Bahadur

Deep fakes take time. Be patient.

MoeHowardwasright | November 5, 2022 at 7:04 am

The sophisticated security system for the outside of the house would include audio. I’ve been to mansions in Palm Beach and Naples and seen these systems up close. I worked for software company and the owner had a top security expert design his system. It included audio, visual and infrared, as well as vibration monitors on windows and doors. It also included video in every living are except the bathroom and audio everywhere except the bedrooms and bathrooms. And don’t forget laser systems when no one was at the home. If he had this type of system, what do you think the government provides?

    Hell, my doorbell does all that.

    The security video is in Al Capone’s vault and will be released by Geraldo.

    Who, no kidding, has already solved the case.

The best and probably only chance for these videos ever being released would be a Congressinal investigation. Since this is allegedly another insurrection-y crime how about the next House investigates thisbfirst and publicly screens the bodycam footage?

E Howard Hunt | November 5, 2022 at 7:20 am

I predict that it will come out that the hammer was not the only tool involving an exchange of blows.

Much like incidents of racism, Democrats demand for Republican acts of political violence, far exceed the supply…so the have to fabricate them.

Be prepared for the plea deal. This evidence will never be seen.

We can always be certain that we are being told the truth when the official cover story keeps changing while officials refuse to release evidence. Yep. The simple truth can always be improved by embellishment and withholding proof. Y-e-a-h, THAT’S the ticket! That’s my story Your Honor!

BTW, that’s the first time I saw an action shot of the rear French door. I noticed that although there was broken glass inside and outside, there was clearly glass bent outwards (safety glass?) on the door. This again suggests being busted from inside, not outside. If the DePape had hammered through the glass and pulled his arm out, that could explain it but he would have had some serious cuts on his arms. Did he?

Also, remove the “mystery person” and the simplified story makes no sense. The original report was that upon being allowed in, the police discovered Pelosi and DePape struggling over a hammer and ordered them to let go. That makes sense. The “mystery person” allowing DePape entry, that makes sense too.

The more BS they release trying to smooth out the narrative, the more complicated the story gets and less logical. At this point, we are being asked to believe that the police just can’t get their stories straight.

Simplest explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSB7QpldGTQ

This case is going to look like a Rube Goldberg contraption before it’s over. Whatever they are hiding, it isn’t because of national security. It’s personal and very embarrassing. What could that possibility be? Again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSB7QpldGTQ

Nah, couldn’t be that. Then prove us wrong! End the speculation! Release the videos!

Hey, people, calm down! The FBI needs time to edit the video and then leak strategic portions to “friendly” media. It doesn’t happen overnight. The only way the public will see leaked video prior to the mid-term election, is if it’s particularly helpful to Dems. That may take a lot of skillful editing, You can be sure that the finished product will be Pelosi-approved.

The Gentle Grizzly | November 5, 2022 at 10:48 am

A campaign stunt that got out of hand.

    That’s as good an explanation as any other in the absence of the evidence. Could be several things. Could be a combination.

    If the pearl clutching types don’t like speculation then they should push for all the available evidence to be released immediately to end the speculation.

    Possible, but I doubt it.
    Too much evidence the P. Pelosi is not what he is sold as.

CaliforniaJimbo | November 5, 2022 at 12:49 pm

The best is yet to come. DePape pleaded not guilty. At the trial, what will he say? Will the prosecution call Paul Pelosi to the stand? Will DePape subpoena the body cam footage and other security footage?

Will Jack Ruby be hiding in the shadows and shoot Lee Harvey, um, David DaPeepee while he’s being moved from his cell? The surveillance video will be locked up alongside the Kennedy assassination files until Trump releases them, or Hell freezes over, whichever come first.

My first thought is they’ll release it after the election.

But will anyone care after the election?

Pelosi’s Dem enemies might think it would be useful to get rid of her as majority leader. But she may step down anyway.

The GOP may want to use it to discredit the FBI’s ‘official version’ of events as part of an effort to discredit the FBI. But I have no faith in the GOP actually doing much of anything about the FBI. Hope I’m wrong.

No way those videos will be released until after the mid-terms are decided. And if the Dems win, they likely won’t be released period.

BierceAmbrose | November 5, 2022 at 4:22 pm

DePape didn’t kill himself.

<End The Intrigue ???

WR Professor, you spelled bullsht wrong.

It’s official. The Dem DA has declared that they will sit on the evidence. The body cam videos, the CCTV videos, even the already available dispatcher call.

Before the DUI arrest, no one cared who Paul Pelosi was. And then he is involved with two incidents that put him in the spotlight just before the elections. If this is all so innocent, they are sure handling both cases in a manner that begs the question: What the hell is going here? Both incidents occurred on Fridays just after 2 am or just after the local gay bars closed. He was found in the company of a younger man in suspicious circumstances both times. And both times, the matter is covered up.

The latest incident can only only make sense if there were three people involved (not counting the police). Narrowing it down to only two people requires too much suspension of disbelief to be taken seriously even for five minutes. So why not plaster the media with wild speculation?

Whatever it is they are covering up, it is extremely embarrassing to the Pelosis. And reportedly, word on the street says….. I’ve already said it too many times. Why is Paul suddenly getting involved in drunken incidents with younger men on Fridays just after 2 am? Just askin’.

Enough already. A cop involved has said the ‘3’ returned to Peolosi’s house from a gay bar together. The third guy that they are trying to erase from the story is indeed the one that opened the front door for the cops. The cops found Paul and hammer boy in their tightie whities (getting ready to party I would guess). The story gets massaged from there.

I wonder if a FOIA request could get the body cam video released.

Steven Brizel | November 8, 2022 at 8:56 am

Name the only crime victim that Democrats care about so much -Paul Pelosi

2smartforlibs | November 9, 2022 at 2:07 pm

Now that San Fan Nan is no longer Queen what happens to all the videos for this and J6 she’s been hiding?

>>>”routinely done in police shootings to calm public opinion”

Calming Nancy Pelosi trumps public opinion!!!