Apparently the pressure got to him. Cherniak forgot the one thing you must not do in politics: publicly and explicitly pass along unverified rumours which call into question the integrity of much bigger fish than yourself. You can spread all the shit you want on the weaker and less well known (Cheri DiNova), and never have to admit you were wrong, or deliberately disingenuous and full shit. But the door swings both ways and the beauty of it is that Cherniak got way too big for his little boots and we all saw it go down. You sir, have been unmasked as a Charlatan. Time to concentrate on your billable hours because you are now officially a political liability.
One down, one to go.