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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke November 3, 2022

No, a leaked 911 call doesn’t contradict reports about Pelosi attack

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  • There’s no evidence to support this claim. A 911 call from Paul Pelosi hasn’t been "leaked."

A recent Instagram post cast a tantalizing lure for users following developments in the story about the Oct. 28 attack on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi. 

"BREAKING," a Nov. 1 post says. "A leaked audio tape of the 911 call from the Paul Pelosi attack has surfaced. The call proves that the liberal media has lied about what really happened."

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We found no evidence that the 911 call Paul Pelosi placed after an intruder broke into the San Francisco home he shares with the speaker was leaked. 

CNN reported Nov. 1 that "members of the Pelosi family are expected to be able to hear audio from the 911 call" and see body camera footage of the officers who responded to the home, but neither the call nor the footage has been made public. 

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The federal criminal complaint filed against David DePape, the 42-year-old man accused of assaulting Paul Pelosi, offers the most details about the call thus far. 

The complaint says that at 2:23 a.m. Oct. 28, a San Francisco dispatcher received a 911 call from Paul Pelosi that was placed from his home. 

"Pelosi stated words to the effect of there is a male in the home and that the male is going to wait for Pelosi’s wife," the complaint says. "Pelosi further conveyed that he does not know who the male is. The male said his name is David." 

An audio recording of police dispatch echoes this

The Instagram post goes on to refer users to the account @red.wave1776, saying it’s the "only place" to find the purported leaked 911 call. That account is private, and the setup is similar to another post we recently checked that claimed to have leaked messages between former President Barack Obama and the judge who signed off on the warrant to search former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. In that case, account after account referred users to follow yet another account, and no leaked messages materialized. 

We rate claims that the 911 call Paul Pelosi placed has been leaked False.

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