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Democrat candidate allegedly blackmailed by local businessman over extramarital affair: 'In a storage unit?'
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Democrat candidate allegedly blackmailed by local businessman over extramarital affair: 'In a storage unit?'

A former business owner in Aspen, Colorado, has come forward with what he says is proof that he once successfully blackmailed a prominent Democratic candidate who was then on the Aspen City Council.

In an exclusive bombshell report from Breitbart, Todd Gardner alleged that he had video evidence that, several years ago, Adam Frisch — who is now running for Congress against Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) — had conducted an extramarital affair in a storage unit that Gardner rented to "a very well-known" local female resident.

In May 2017, while Frisch was a member of the Aspen City Council, Gardner claimed that Frisch held an assignation with the woman on the business property where Gardner rented several storage units and ran a small taxi business called High Mountain Taxi. After Gardner spotted Frisch in the parking lot and saw him follow the unnamed woman into the storage unit she rented, Gardner asked his business manager to go investigate.

Sure enough, Gardner recalled, "My general manager saw Adam having sex with the woman that rented the storage unit. My general manager came back upstairs and came running into the office and was red and laughing hysterically.

"We continued to laugh hysterically in the office for quite some time," Gardner continued. "I called a few of my buddies, and they got a laugh out of it. Sex in a storage unit? Who wouldn’t?"

Then a year later, when the city council began to consider a proposal that would have impacted his taxi business, Gardner said he emailed Frisch and threatened to expose the affair if Frisch voted to support the proposal.

"I’ve attached a short video clip from our security system you might be interested in," Gardner wrote at the bottom of the initial email, which included security footage of Frisch meeting up with the woman at the storage unit. Breitbart claimed to have seen at least some of the emails that were exchanged between Gardner and Frisch over the next several months, though no images of any such emails were included in its report.

The proposal eventually failed in early 2019, and Gardner said he considered Frisch to be the "swing vote" against it. And now Gardner, who insisted he "can’t stand" Boebert, claimed he shared the security footage with her campaign and with Breitbart because he is worried that Frisch would sell his vote if he were ever elected to Congress.

"Adam has no integrity," Gardner said on camera.

"Adam's for sale," he added later.

Boebert expressed similar concerns. "My opponent was caught having an affair in a storage unit, shaken down by a cab driver & then sold out his vote as a sitting city council member to hide his secret," she tweeted on Thursday. "Imagine what Pelosi & the DC lobbyists will do with him! Aspen Adam’s vote is for sale!"

As Gardner has since moved to northern California, he has no direct interest in the race and cannot vote to affect the outcome.

"My only interest in getting this out there is one: Adam is a piece of crap and all he’s going to do is go to Washington and screw more women," Gardner stated. "But I just don’t want to see the conservative party lose another vote. We need the vote. Adam is a rubber stamp for the left."

Breitbart's video is not available to share. Breitbart stated that Frisch's campaign has not yet responded to the allegations.

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Cortney Weil

Cortney Weil

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