David DePape’s interrogation audio three days after his arrest was released this evening.
David DePape was arrested after hitting Paul Pelosi over the head with a hammer in the early morning of October 28, 2022. Three days after his arrest he was interrogated. Parts of this interrogation were released today.
FOX KTVU shared the audio:
David DePape admitted to attacking Paul Pelosi and told San Francisco police that he intended to hold Nancy Pelosi hostage, according to a recording of his interrogation made public Friday.
While speaking to a special investigator, DePape, 42, espoused conspiracy theories focused on the Democratic Party and Nancy Pelosi, who at the time was the speaker of the House.
Authorities had previously described DePape’s statement, including that he wanted to break Nancy Pelosi’s kneecaps, shortly after he was arrested at the Pelosis home on Oct. 28. But this is the first time the public can hear DePape’s response to the officer’s questions.
Earlier today body camera footage showing DePape apparently assaulting Pelosi, a recording of Pelosi speaking with a 911 operator and surveillance footage showing someone identified as DePape breaking into the Pacific Heights home were all released.
DePape admitted to being the attacker and explained how he broke into the house. He also stated that he too believed that the Democrats stole the election from Trump. He said he viewed Nancy Pelosi as one of the biggest liars in the country.
FOX KTVU shared an excerpt of the back-and-forth between DePape told the detective. The dialogue was edited for clarity and length.
POLICE: Do you know why you’re in custody?
I want to make sure you’re OK… How did you end up there today?
I know exactly what I did.
Was there a reason? Did you feel the Pelosis did something to you?
Not me specifically to me. But to the American public honestly. She was the leader of the pack.
Fucking liars. It’s insane. She has to be like….(unintelligible) with Trump being in office. What they did was so far beyond. It’s just crazy…. It originates with Hilary. But Pelosi ran the lie, day in and day out. The person on TV lying every day was Pelosi.
This is a record-breaking crime spree, the Democratic Party.. They are criminals. They were submitting fake evidence to spy on rival campaigns….yeah, Trump. …It’s an endless fucking crime spree.. until they were able to steal the election.
What was your intention? Was your intention to make her change her ways?
Well, I was going to basically hold her hostage. And I was going to talk to her.
Do you regret that you did this?
No, it needed to be done.
But Paul, the person you attacked, is not a target. Do you know how many times you hit him?
No clue. I swung at him.
[When the police arrived] Why didn’t you just leave?
Like the founding fathers. It’s like they fought the British, They fought the tyranny. When I left my house, I went to fight tyranny.
Here is the 17-minute interview that has been released. It appears that there may be more to this interview as it doesn’t end smoothly: