NBC on Nov. 4 took down a clip that aired during the company’s “Today” show hours earlier featuring a reporter, citing sources, talking about the attack on Paul Pelosi.
Miguel Almaguer, the reporter, said that the police officers who went to the Pelosi residence on Oct. 28 “were seemingly unaware it was the home of the speaker of the House,” or Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Almaguer also said that the officers knocked on the door and announced themselves. Court documents say Paul Pelosi opened the door. Almaguer said that Paul Pelosi “did not immediately declare an emergency or try to leave his home but instead began walking several feet back towards the assailant and away from the police.”
He also said that “it was unclear if the 82-year-old was already injured or what his mental state was.”
The reporter cited “sources familiar with what unfolded in the Pelosi residence.”
The webpage that hosted the video now lists it as being “expired.” An editor’s note added to the page says that “The piece should not have aired because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards.”
The same video is still available on NBC.com.
An NBC spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment. Almaguer could not be reached.
Today also deleted a Twitter post it made promoting the video.
Accounts of Events Filed
According to authorities, a man named David DePape broke into the Pelosi home in San Francisco around 2 a.m. on Oct. 28 and woke Paul Pelosi up, demanding to know where his wife was. DePape told officers he intended to kidnap Nancy Pelosi and break her kneecaps if she did not tell the truth.
Paul Pelosi asked for permission to use the bathroom and DePape let him, according to the documents. Paul Pelosi called 911. DePape and Paul Pelosi then went downstairs, where they were when the officers arrived within minutes of the call.