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NBC's Miguel Almaguer Suspended Over Retracted Paul Pelosi Story

By    |   Tuesday, 15 November 2022 12:23 PM EST

An NBC News reporter was suspended after the network retracted a story about the attack on Paul Pelosi.

The "Today" show correspondent reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband did not tell police he was in danger when they showed up right before he was assaulted with a hammer.

Almaguer has been suspended for the story, according to the Daily Beast.

The deleted clip said Paul Pelosi answered the door for the police responding to a 911 call, but they were "seemingly unaware they had been called to the home of the speaker of the House."

Sources told NBC Pelosi didn't "declare an emergency" or attempt to leave; instead, he walked several feet into the foyer towards David DePape, who had allegedly broken into the house, welding a hammer.

The report said it wasn't definitive what Pelosi's mental state was or if he had been injured. It also contradicted court documents filed in DePape's case that said Pelosi "nervously but calmly greeted" officers.

The report was taken down. NBC ultimately stated, "The piece should not have aired because it did not meet NBC News reporting standards."

NBC News rep Stephen Labaton told Confider about Almaguer, "We don't comment on personnel matters."

DePape allegedly smashed his way into the home looking for the House Speaker. He was on an alleged "suicide mission" planning to take Nancy Pelosi hostage and break her kneecaps if she lied to him, DePape told prosecutors.

He is facing federal and state charges for the alleged incident.

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An NBC News reporter was suspended after the network retracted a story about the attack on Paul Pelosi.
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