The Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives had an interesting announcement on Wednesday about Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) being served with a subpoena in a criminal case in California.
BREAKING: The U.S. House Clerk just said that Nancy Pelosi was served a subpoena to produce documents in third-party criminal case in California pic.twitter.com/08CrXDleem
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) November 1, 2023
The Clerk, Tylease Alli, gave some of the details.
“This is to notify you formally pursuant to Rule 8 of the Rules of the House of Representatives, that I, the honorable Nancy Pelosi, speaker emerita, and U.S. representative for the 11th Congressional District of California, have been served with third-party subpoenas from the prosecution and defendant to produce documents in a criminal case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,” Alli recited.
“After consultation with the office of general counsel, I have determined that compliance with the subpoenas is consistent with the privileges and rights of the House,” the message added. “To the extent it requires production of nonprivileged information, the responses to the subpoenas will be identical.”
Unfortunately, what the Clerk didn’t explain was what the case actually is—and Pelosi’s office isn’t revealing that either, or even when they were contacted.
But given the description of “prosecution and defendant,” and knowing that the trial involving the man who attacked Pelosi’s husband is coming and that it’s from a criminal case from the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of California, many were speculating that this subpoena was related to that.
It looks like there was a motion to quash a subpoena for Target 1 in the case that involved Target 1’s testimony. But that was denied.
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) November 2, 2023
So I think that’s a reasonable guess, but the speculation is underway because Pelosi is refusing to clarify what it’s about. Jesse Watters outlined some of the possibilities.
🤔🤔 Wonder what THIS is all about. Pelosi being subpoenaed in a criminal case. Lock that B up !! pic.twitter.com/KNJGqqTHCS
— ❤🎹 Ames 🎹❤ (@Ames2420) November 2, 2023