When Paul Pelosi — the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) — was pulled over and arrested on an alleged DUI charge, the case was shrouded in secrecy from the get-go.
According to the Washington Examiner, a new development in the case emerged this week as the Napa County Department of Corrections released Paul Pelosi’s mugshot. The release of the photo comes weeks after he was initially arrested and booked on May 28, under circumstances that are still largely unknown.
Napa County District Attorney Allison Haley has come under fire in recent weeks as she continues to play what some call a shell game with the press regarding whether or not she’ll press charges against the House speaker’s husband or not.
BREAKING: Paul Pelosi DUI arrest mugshot RELEASED pic.twitter.com/RIbHh64ril
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 13, 2022
“The California Highway Patrol and the county sheriff’s department had both previously declined requests for more information or images in the case, citing the ongoing investigation,” Fox News noted.
“In the days after Mr. Pelosi’s arrest, Napa County followed the Department of Corrections’ policy regarding the release of booking photos and mugshots. Mr. Pelosi received the same treatment under that policy that all individuals released from County Jail receive,” a Napa County official said.
Fox News’ Jesse Watters has been especially adamant about digging into the details of the DUI arrest, and what exactly is going on behind the scenes that the situation is being kept so shockingly quiet. Fox News filed state requests for details of the case, which should be made publicly available according to state law — except they still haven’t been.
“The Public Records Unit (PRU) has determined the Department possesses records responsive to your request,” CHP told Fox News Digital after the network filed a formal request.
The agency added: “However, the Napa County District Attorney’s Office has advised the release of records would jeopardize an ongoing investigation. As such, records are being withheld pursuant to Government Code section 6254 (f).”