The National Enquirer dropped a bombshell story this week claiming that Senator Ted Cruz has had extramarital affairs with 5 women. We covered the initial story here. Since then, two of the women implicated have denied the story. And Senator Cruz has claimed that Donald Trump and his “henchman” Roger Stone (yes, that’s the word Cruz used) were behind the Enquirer story, denouncing them in the strongest possible terms.
Not so fast, says Anonymous, the international hacker’s collective. Anonymous claims that they are behind the story, not Donald Trump, and they say they have evidence proving Cruz’s extramarital shenanigans. Anonymous threatened to post proof if Ted Cruz did not leave the race saying the following,
”Have you heard of the expression “candy wrappers”? Do you recall visiting prostitutes? Mr. Cruz, we are now demanding you exit this race immediately or Anonymous will release all of the information that we have found. Your so-called underground acts that you think were done in the dark, will be brought out for all the public to see. It will be sent to every media outlet to publicize your disgusting behavior. We assure you it will go viral on every social media platforms in a matter of minutes.”
They have been proven at least partially correct in that the story has gone viral on every social media platform and has dominated much of cable news. On Monday, Anonymous posted the threat below. It looks like something from movie thriller, but then, much of this year’s campaign has resembled a Hollywood movie.
Anonymous started what they call OpCruz about 10 days ago and has communicate their intentions via Twitter. For example:
— The Alchemist (@DarkNetXX) March 17, 2016
Cruz Blames Trump & Stone
For his part, Senator Cruz is sticking to the theory that it was all Donald Trump’s doing. That said, the Enquirer went out on a limb publishing the story and they have broken a number of sex scandals in the past that proved to be true. Their John Edwards love-child story, for example, effectively ended Edwards’ political career. As of now, Anonymous and the National Enquirer are claiming that Cruz has had multiple mistresses, while Cruz is blaming Donald Trump and trying to drag him into the maelstrom surrounding the allegations. We’ll continue to cover the story. In the meantime, here’s video of Cruz slamming Trump.
UPDATE: Atlanta Radio Host Bryan Crabtree reports source inside Cruz campaign says Senator Cruz may have have affairs.