Following the alleged hammer attack on Paul Pelosi, several Democrats accused Republicans of inciting political violence. Some Democrats made the damning accusations despite the investigation in its infancy and there not being concrete proof that the suspect – David DePape – was motivated by politics to attack the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
On Saturday, Hillary Clinton blamed Republicans for political violence.
"The Republican Party and its mouthpieces now regularly spread hate and deranged conspiracy theories," Clinton wrote on Twitter. "It is shocking, but not surprising, that violence is the result. As citizens, we must hold them accountable for their words and the actions that follow."
Clinton's tweet linked to a Los Angeles Times article with the headline: "Accused Pelosi attacker David DePape spread QAnon, other far-right, bigoted conspiracies."
"In a personal blog that DePape maintained, posts include such topics as 'Manipulation of History,' 'Holohoax' and 'It’s OK to be white.' He mentioned 4chan, a favorite message board of the far right. He posted videos about conspiracies involving COVID-19 vaccines and the war in Ukraine being a ploy for Jewish people to buy land," the article read.
"DePape’s screeds included posts about QAnon, an unfounded theory that former President Trump is at war with a cabal of Satan-worshipping elites who run a child sex ring and control the world," the article added. "In an Aug. 23 entry titled 'Q,' DePape wrote: 'Either Q is Trump himself or Q is the deepstate moles within Trumps inner circle.'"
However, the website that the Los Angeles Times links to was created on Sept. 8, 2022, according to WHOIS – a public database that provides information about who and when a domain name was registered by.
Google first indexed this site in September.
The Wayback Machine – a digital archive of internet websites – only began archiving the site on Oct. 28, 2022.
The website in question, frenlyfrens.com, was deactivated by the hosting company Wix after the attack on Pelosi.
Elon Musk responded to Clinton's tweet, and questioned the narrative.
The new CEO of Twitter replied to Clinton, "There is a tiny possibility there might be more to this story than meets the eye."
Musk linked his tweet to an article from the Santa Monica Observer titled: "The Awful Truth: Paul Pelosi Was Drunk Again, And In a Dispute With a Male Prostitute Early Friday Morning."
The Santa Monica Observer claimed – without evidence – that Paul Pelosi was with a male prostitute on the night of his attack. The writer admitted that the accusation is "my humble opinion."
The Santa Monica Observer has a factual reporting rating of "low" by Media Bias/Fact Check – a self-proclaimed "independent website that has promoted awareness of media bias and misinformation by rating the bias, factual accuracy, and credibility of media sources, large and small."
MBFC labeled the Santa Monica Observer as a "questionable source," which the site defines as having "extreme bias, consistent promotion of propaganda/conspiracies, poor or no sourcing to credible information, a complete lack of transparency and/or is fake news."
However, there are many questions still to be answered about the alleged home invasion involving David DePape – a reported nudist hemp jewelry maker from Berkeley.
As TheBlaze previously reported, DePape allegedly infiltrated the home of the third person in line for the presidency only using a hammer.
Paul Pelosi purportedly was permitted to use the bathroom by hammer-wielding DePape in the middle of the home invasion. Pelosi allegedly had his cell phone charging in the bathroom, which he used to call 911.
Reports claim, "The operator heard Mr. Pelosi asking: 'What’s going on? Why are you here? What are you doing to me?'"
However, there is audio of an alleged police dispatcher informing officers that a "somewhat confused" Pelosi told him that a "friend" by the name of "David" was in his home.
The dispatcher is heard saying, "There is a male in the home and that he is going to wait for his wife. However, he stated that he doesn't know who the male is but that his name is 'David 'and that he is a friend."
The dispatcher noted that the reporting person "sounded somewhat confused."
When police arrived at the Pelosi's home in San Francisco, they "knocked on the front door and were let inside by an unknown person," according to Politico.
The report continued, "They discovered DePape and Pelosi struggling for a hammer, and after they instructed them to drop the weapon."
Police say that's when DePape "violently attacked" Pelosi with the hammer.