…(Todd) Bosnich…appeared in federal court over additional claims that (Carl) DeMaio had sent him threatening emails regarding the harassment claims. The FBI investigated these additional claims, and Bosnich admitted that he had created the fake email and sent the emails to himself. He pled guilty to obstruction of justice, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern California. He said that he did so in order to bolster his sexual harassment claims, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported…DeMaio told Breitbart News at the time: “Todd Bosnich’s lies were incredibly painful, smeared my reputation and derailed our congressional campaign.”
Now, however, (Sen. Josh) Newman is resurrecting those old smears. He offered an excuse to the Register: “I’m not pleased to be part of this kind of politics, but we are playing a game by their rules … [They] can’t play dirty, cynical politics and then say, ‘You hurt my feelings.’” Newman’s real problem is that the new gas tax and car fees contained in Senate Bill 1 are increasingly unpopular. A new poll conducted by the University of California Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies found that voters oppose the gas tax 58% to 35%, according to the Sacramento Bee.