On November 4, NBC News national correspondent Miguel Almaguer reported about the attack on 82-yr-old Paul Pelosi in his San Francisco mansion at the hands of 42-yr-old David DePape, a Canadian citizen who was in the United States illegally.
“He did not immediately declare an emergency or leave his home,” the NBC News correspondent reported.
“He walked several feet back towards the assailant and away from the police,” Almaguer reported.
“We still don’t know exactly what unfolded between Mr. Pelosi and the subject for the 30 minutes they were alone inside that home before police arrived. Officials who are investigating the matter would not go into further details about these new details,” Miguel Almaguer told the Today Show host Craig Melvin.
BREAKING: Paul Pelosi opened the door for cops, did not flee or declare emergency, walked back to the attacker in the house, then was ATTACKED!? WHAT!? pic.twitter.com/9YfJiaJX9f
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 4, 2022
“The front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. He did not declare an emergency or try to leave his home, instead began walking several feet back towards the assailant and away from police,” Almaguer reported.
NBC on Paul Pelosi:
“The front door was opened by Mr. Pelosi. He did not declare an emergency or try to leave his home, instead began walking several feet back towards the assailant and away from police." pic.twitter.com/PArqbcPAWB
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) November 4, 2022
Almaguer’s report was erased from all NBC News platforms later in the day. It was scrubbed from social media, and NBC News issued an editor’s note on its website, reading, “This piece has been removed from publication because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards.”
Today, NBC “News” suspended national correspondent Miguel Almaguer, pending further investigation into his reporting on the Pelosi attack.
NBC News reporter Miguel Almaguer suspended over retracted Paul Pelosi story https://t.co/SbvY2y4htF
— Michael C. Sracic (@mcsracic) November 16, 2022
But local NBC Bay Area news is standing behind the original report by Almaguer, which includes several of the details that have. been retracted by NBC News surrounding the Pelosi attack, specifically about how Pelosi did not appear to be in any immediate danger when the police first arrived at the Pelosi mansion.
From NBC Bay Area News:
Body Cam Video Shows Paul Pelosi Opened Door for Police, Despite DOJ Saying Otherwise: Source
The NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit spoke with a source familiar with the Pelosi investigation, who personally viewed body camera video recorded by officers responding to the Pelosi’s San Francisco home.
Police body camera video that captured the attack on Paul Pelosi, and the moments leading up to it, contradict one of the details included in the Department of Justice’s account of what happened that evening, according to a source familiar with the Pelosi investigation who personally viewed the body camera footage and spoke to the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit.
Unfortunately, for the Pelosi’s and for NBC News, who many believe is covering up the truth about the relationship between Pelosi and his attacker, the suspension of Almaguer only raises more red flags about what really happened while Nancy was away and the recently convicted for drunk driving Paul Pelosi, was left home, hanging out in his underwear. Additionally, the efforts by the DOJ to potentially cover up the truth about the Pelosi incident will cause Americans to have even less trust in our partisan Justice Department.