“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 the defendant to produce documents in a criminal case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California,” Reading Clerk Tylease Alli recited in the House chamber.
“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.”
A specific case linked to the subpoenas was not given, and Pelosi’s office declined to comment.
The announcement comes as the federal case against David DePape, the man charged in the San Francisco home invasion attack on Pelosi’s husband Paul roughly one year ago, is set to go to trial this month. DePape has pleaded not guilty to the federal as well as state charges which could land him decades in prison if he is convicted.