[size=33]Ted Cruz sex scandal story leaked to National Enquirer by Marco Rubio “ally,” not Donald Trump, report says[/size]
But why would Rubio, with nothing left at stake, sponsor a smear campaign against the one GOPer who can stop Trump?BRENDAN GAUTHIER
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Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio (Credit: Reuters/Chris Keane/Photo montage by Salon)
Maybe Donald Trump isn’t behind the Ted Cruz “sex scandal” story leak to the National Enquirer after all.
According to The Daily Beast, “for months and months, anti-Cruz operatives have pitched a variety of #CruzSexScandal stories to a host of prominent national publications.”
One such outlet was Breitbart News, which was shown “a compilation video of Cruz and a woman other than his wife coming out of the Capitol Grille restaurant and a hotel on Tuesdays and Thursdays,” a source inside the publication told The Daily Beast. (Leave it to a politician to keep a standardized booty call schedule.)
The Breibart source confirmed that they’d received the video from “a Rubio ally,” but ultimately decided against running the story because, “There was no way to verify the claims.”
Cruz today issued a statement more or less implying Trump and “his political henchmen” planted the Enquirer expose.