The judge hearing the sexual assault case of the husband of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed that she had worked with the couple’s daughter earlier in the 1990s.
David DePape, 42, was charged with attempted murder for beating Paul Pelosi, 82, with a hammer after breaking into Pelosi’s San Francisco home and yelling “Where’s Nancy” — the same phrase used on Jan. 6. rioters from the Capitol was used.
Judge Loretta Giorgi revealed in court that she was a colleague of Christine Pelosi’s when the couple worked at the San Francisco law firm, but added that they hadn’t spoken in years.
Christine is one of five adult children of Nancy and Paul Pelosi, and although she has never held elected office, she is considered a potential successor when Nancy retires from her home seat.
“I do want to make it public that Mr. Pelosi, Christine Pelosi, and I were in city attorney together in the 90s,” Giorgi told the court.
And I revealed to guide the interactions I had when she and I were together. I did not see, hear or speak to Ms. Pelosi after she left the office. I see her here today.’
Judge Loretta Giorgi (pictured) revealed in court that she was a colleague of Christine Pelosi when the couple worked at the San Francisco law firm in the 1990s
Christine (right) is one of five adult children born to Nancy and Paul Pelosi and although she has never held elected office, she is considered Nancy’s potential successor
No one objected to Giorgi’s ties to the Pelosi family during Friday’s hearing, but both parties could in the future and San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins told the Associated Press in any case, the case can be heard by another judge.
Giorgi worked at the city attorney from 1985 to 2006, when she was appointed to the bench.
She rose to the rank of deputy city attorney and served as the office’s chief of public integrity.
Christine Pelosi attended Friday’s hearing but left through a back door, ostensibly to avoid media waiting in the hallway.
She entered the courtroom just before the proceedings began and sat in the front row, away from reporters.
Christine is active in California and national Democratic politics. In 2019, she released a book about her mother entitled ‘The Nancy Pelosi Way’.
In 2017, as chair of the Democratic Party of California Women’s Council, she was actively involved in the #MeToo movement as it took shape in the state capital.
In court files released earlier this week, officials said DePape broke into the home with zippers, tape and a rope in a backpack.
He woke Paul up and demanded to talk to ‘Nancy’, who was out of town.
Two officers who ran to the house after Paul Pelosi’s phone call saw DePape hit him on the head with the hammer.
DePape, who is Canadian, overstepped his allowable entry into the US more than two decades ago.
No one objected to Giorgi’s ties to Christine during Friday’s hearing (pictured), but both sides would in the future
David DePape, 42, (pictured) was charged with attempted murder after hitting Paul Pelosi, 82, with a hammer after breaking into their home and shouting ‘Where’s Nancy’
According to a US official who spoke to the Associated Press, who wished to remain anonymous, he should have been banned from entering the country when he returned several times over the years.
Nancy made public appearances this week for the first time since the brutal attack on her husband, saying the midterm elections to control Congress are “very winnable.”
“People say to me, ‘What can I do to make you feel better?’ I say, ‘Vote!’ said Nancy.
“I believe this race is very winnable.”
However, polls released Wednesday show that Republicans are enjoying a last minute wave of voter enthusiasm that could take them to victory in the Senate and House of Representatives.
Paul returned home on Thursday after being released from the hospital — the same San Francisco residence where he was attacked six days earlier and suffered a skull fracture.
The 82-year-old was taken for treatment after DePape allegedly broke into his San Francisco home with a hammer and beat him.
An erroneous NBC report later prepared by the network claimed that Paul failed to tell police officers he was in danger just before he was injured in a hammer attack at his San Francisco home last week.
The report differed from court documents filed earlier this week, and a person of knowledge told DailyMail.com that “the main source for the information was unreliable regarding the question of the conditions police found when they arrived at the house, particularly what the police saw and how far the attacker was from the door.’
This week, Nancy (left) appeared in public for the first time since the brutal attack on her husband Paul (right), who said the midterm elections to control Congress are “very winnable.” The couple is pictured here in 2021
DePape was formally charged Tuesday afternoon with attempted murder in San Francisco. He pleaded not guilty to charges against him
Pelosi’s office said in a statesman that “the Pelosi family is grateful for the wonderful outpouring of love, support and prayers from around the world.”
“Paul is grateful to the 911 operator, emergency services, trauma care team, ICU staff and all ZSFGH medical staff for their outstanding and compassionate life-saving treatment he received following the violent attack in our home,” the statement said. .
“Paul will remain under doctor’s care as he continues a long recovery and recovery process. He is now at home, surrounded by his family who ask for privacy.’
Doctors operated on Pelosi, a successful investor, to treat a skull fracture he sustained while struggling with his attacker.
Police said they arrived at Pelosi’s house around 2 a.m. Friday to find Pelosi and DePape both holding a hammer.
They said DePape pried it away and used it to hit Paul on the head, knocking him unconscious.
The chairman’s office said after the attack that “Mr. Pelosi is expected to make a full recovery.”
The US Capitol Police said on Thursday that they are investigating security procedures for the many lawmakers receiving some form of protection. The Speaker herself has a 24-hour security detective who travels with her, but is not tasked with protecting her loved ones while she is away.
DePape was formally charged Tuesday afternoon with attempted murder in San Francisco. He pleaded not guilty to charges against him, including assault, attempted murder and attempted kidnapping.