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- A spokesperson for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said this claim is fabricated.
- The investigation into the assault on Pelosi’s husband continues.
Amid misinformation about the Oct. 28 assault of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul, in their San Francisco home are unfounded claims about security footage.
We previously debunked an Instagram post that said the Pelosis refused to "turn over surveillance video of their home." Another Instagram post alleges there was no footage at all.
"BREAKING," the Oct. 30 post says. "Unfortunately all 28 security cameras at the Pelosi residence malfunctioned for the duration of the break-in, so officials have ended their investigation and concluded UltraMAGA white supremacy was the motivation."
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Drew Hammill, a spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi, told PolitiFact this claim was fabricated.
We found no credible reports, from the government, police or media, to suggest otherwise.
Politico reported that the U.S. Capitol Police has access to the security camera feed from the San Francisco home. The police are conducting a review of the Oct. 28 incident, including looking at their command center, "which was monitoring the security camera feed from Pelosi’s home, according to a person familiar," Politico said.
Officials have not ended their investigation into the attack. The FBI San Francisco field office, the Capitol Police and the San Francisco Police Department are all investigating. David DePape, 42, the man accused in the assault, faces state and federal charges including assault, attempted kidnapping, attempted murder and elder abuse.
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Instagram post, Oct. 30, 2022
Department of Justice, Man Charged with Assault and Attempted Kidnapping Following Breaking and Entering of Pelosi Residence, Oct. 31, 2022
CBS News, Suspect in Paul Pelosi attack intended to kidnap Nancy Pelosi and "break her kneecaps," DA says, Nov. 1, 2022
Politico, Paul Pelosi assault spurs calls on the Hill for boosted lawmaker security, Oct. 31, 2022
Email interview with Drew Hammill, spokesperson for Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Nov. 1, 2022
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