Are we going to get to see what the police saw when they arrived at the Pelosi residence in San Francisco and found Paul Pelosi struggling with David DePape and fighting over a hammer, with both men in their underwear…?
Probably not, unless some brave soul leaks the tapes so we can find out what’s going on. That’s because the San Francisco DA, Brooke Jenkins, shot down the idea that there is a “public interest” in the public getting to see the footage and find out what was really going on there. She, speaking to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the matter, said:
“That meeting is happening today, so limited members are able to view that footage so that they can have certain questions in their mind answered. But it’s a very limited number of family members, and that should be going on as we speak.”
Continuing, she said:
“For us, revealing that evidence through the media is just not what we think is appropriate. We want to make sure that this individual is held accountable for these egregious acts. For us, we’re going to make sure that we limit the evidence as much as possible in order to get that done.”
But, while Jenkins refused to share the 911 call or body cam footage to prove her claim that the attack was politically motivated true, she did tell Blitzer that the attack is politically motivated, pushing that narrative as much as possible:
“This was politically motivated. He planned to do violence against [Nancy Pelosi], as well as others who are in political leadership in this state and in this country.”
The Washington Examiner, reporting on the failure of security at the Pelosi residence when the Paul Pelosi and David DePape situation occurred, said:
U.S. Capitol Police officers were reportedly not monitoring the cameras around the Pelosi home in San Francisco when the break-in happened early Friday. The Capitol Police said on Wednesday that it has begun an internal security review and “will fast-track the work we have already been doing to enhance the protection of Members outside of Washington, D.C., while also providing new protective options that will address concerns following Friday’s targeted attack.”
CNBC, reporting on that alleged Secret Service failure at the Pelosi’s San Francisco residence, reported that.
The camera is one of about 1,800 at the Capitol complex and around the country that the Capitol Police have the ability to monitor. The Washington Post first reported no one was actively watching the camera feed when the break-in occurred early Friday morning.
Pelosi’s home is monitored full-time when she is there, however. “She is the mission,” one of the sources told NBC News. Capitol Police have around 2,300 employees, which could limit the agency’s ability to monitor all of its feeds, including those at the homes of protectees when they aren’t there. Pelosi was in Washington, D.C., at the time her husband, Paul Pelosi, was attacked.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has, for her part, so far mostly stayed quiet on the matter, though she did say earlier in the week that “Paul is making steady progress on what will be a long recovery process.”
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