Former California House Speaker and Democratic Party member Nancy Pelosi apprised the House of Representatives on Wednesday that she had been served with a subpoena demanding the production of documents related to a criminal prosecution in her home state of California.
In accordance with established procedure, the House registrar read Pelosi’s notification whenever she received a subpoena concerning a criminal or civil matter concerning a House member.
“This is to notify you formally pursuant to Rule Eight 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 the defendant to produce documents in a criminal case and United States District Court for the Northern District of California,” Pelosi’s statement read.
“After consultation with the Office of General Counsel, I have determined that compliance with the subpoenas is consistent with the privileges and of the House to the extent it requires production of non-privileged information. The responses to the subpoenas will be identical,” the statement continued.
The precise criminal case pertaining to which the subpoena is associated has not been disclosed as of the current news.
The person responsible for the assault on Paul, the spouse of Pelosi, in January of the current year, within the boundaries of their California residence, is expected to appear in court later this month. The assault was committed using a mallet. The precise correlation between the case and the subpoena remains unclear.