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Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly is furious with The New York Times after it attacked her for questioning the details of the attack on Paul Pelosi. She accused the newspaper of “smearing me as a purveyor of misinformation” because she questioned the San Francisco Police Department’s story on the attack.
“First of all, f–k you, New York Times, for suggesting it was anything sinister or homophobic about what we said,” she said during “The Megyn Kelly Show,” on Monday.
“We said the San Francisco PD has eggs on its face, so you can pound sand,” she said.
She was furious that she was mentioned in a story in The Times, “How Republicans Fed a Misinformation Loop About the Pelosi Attack.”
“The New York Times is claiming I am spreading misinformation,” she said.
“What did I do?” the host said.
“I ‘raised doubts that all facts were being disclosed’ on this attack. I am not kidding!”
“Hey, New York Times, we call that being a journalist. You should try it. It can work out really well for you. Unbelievable,” she said.
“I’m not the only person being smeared as a misinformation purveyor for literally asking [for] facts,” she said.
“At no point have I suggested a conspiracy theory in the Paul Pelosi case,” she said. “I said the police appeared to have egg on their face and that there appeared to be more facts yet to be disclosed.”
The FBI has leveled a stunning additional charge against the man accused of assaulting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, Paul Pelosi, with a hammer in the couple’s home early Friday morning.
According to a Justice Department press release, 42-year-old David DePape “was charged today with assault and attempted kidnapping in violation of federal law in connection with the break-in at the residence of Nancy and Paul Pelosi in San Francisco.”
The complaint says that DePape “was arrested on Friday inside the Pelosi residence by San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) police officers responding to a 911 call from Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Paul Pelosi later described to police that he had been asleep when DePape, whom he had never seen before, entered his bedroom looking for Nancy Pelosi.”
It adds that “minutes after the 911 call, two police officers responded to the Pelosi residence where they encountered Paul Pelosi and DePape struggling over a hammer. Officers told the men to drop the hammer, and DePape allegedly gained control of the hammer and swung it, striking Pelosi in the head.
“Officers immediately restrained DePape, while Pelosi appeared to be unconscious on the ground. As set forth in the complaint, once DePape was restrained, officers secured a roll of tape, white rope, a second hammer, a pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and zip ties from the crime scene, where officers also observed a broken glass door to the back porch,” says the DoJ press release, citing the FBI’s criminal affidavit.
“DePape is charged with one count of assault of an immediate family member of a United States official with the intent to retaliate against the official on account of the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. DePape is also charged with one count of attempted kidnapping of a United States official on account of the performance of official duties, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison,” the press release adds.
Police revealed on Monday that DePape also had a list of other people to target.
“The existence of the list has previously been reported, though police have yet to release any names on the list. Police responded to the home at 2 a.m. on Friday to find DePape and Pelosi struggling over a hammer. Pelosi was reportedly able to call the police by saying he needed to go to the bathroom,” Fox News reported.