Jennifer Van der Heide

Honda Whistleblower Steps Forward, Denies Threats

A whistleblower who worked in Rep. Mike Honda's office has come forward after claims that he threatened former colleagues.

The source that provided emails for San Jose Inside’s recent stories on pay-to-play coordination between Mike Honda’s office and his re-election campaign has decided to come forward, after new information surfaced about his relationship with former co-workers.

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Honda’s Staff Campaigned on the Clock, Email Shows

A congressional ethics probe doesn't reflect well on Congressman Mike Honda, center, and his chief of staff Jennifer Van der Heide, second from left. (Photo via Facebook)

Rep. Mike Honda’s office denies it engaged in a pay-to-play scheme to grant campaign contributors and prospects access to government events, despite internal emails released last week by Metro and San Jose Inside that suggest otherwise. An additional, previously unseen email could make Honda’s claims of strict separation more difficult.