by Sharon Rondeau

(Apr. 6, 2016) — On Twitter on Wednesday evening, twitterer “JP Moore” posted an image which appears to be a National ENQUIRER article alleging that presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s name can be found in the “black book” of the late “DC Madam,” aka Deborah Jeane Palfrey.

On Wednesday morning, The Post & Email purchased the April 11, 2016 issue of the ENQUIRER which contained a follow-up piece to its March 23 article alleging that Cruz has had affairs with at least five women while married.

While linking to the ENQUIRER’s website for attribution, we noticed that yet another issue appeared to contain a third article which the image at right may represent.

On Monday and Tuesday, The Post & Email noted that various articles, including one in the International Business Times (IBC), referenced a National ENQUIRER article connecting Cruz to Palfrey’s phone records which have as yet been unreleased to the public as a result of a May 10, 2007 court order.

Palfrey, who reportedly committed suicide after she was sentenced to decades in prison for racketeering, money-laundering and wire fraud in April 2008, was interviewed along with her civil attorney, Montgomery Blair Sibley, by Vanity Fair shortly before she died.

Palfrey ran her Washington, DC business out of her home in northern California, with Vanity Fair reporting that some of her “gals” were at times transported to locations outside the country by their patrons.  Pamela Martin & Associates operated between 1998 and 2006 and was reportedly one of 83 such businesses in the nation’s capital at the time.

Cruz was employed in private law practice during the late 1990s and joined the George W. Bush campaign as an adviser in 1999.  He served on the recount effort on behalf of Bush following the November 2000 election.  After Bush took office, he served as an associate deputy attorney general within the U.S. Justice Department and in the Office of Policy Planning at the Federal Trade Commission.

From 2003 to 2008, he served as Solicitor General for the state of Texas under then-Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

Sibley has been attempting to have the restraining order prohibiting him from releasing the remaining phone records containing the names of Palfrey’s patrons since January and on Wednesday refiled his Application for a Stay of Restraining Order with Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.  On Tuesday, the original recipient, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, denied Sibley’s application.

Sibley has reported that the records contain information he believes is pertinent to the 2016 presidential election and that the restraining order is a violation of his First Amendment right to free speech and Americans’ right to know.

On Friday, Sibley will be a guest on Alex Jones’s radio show, “Infowars,” at 1:00 p.m. CDT/2:00 p.m. EDT, to speak about his efforts.

In response to JP Moore’s tweet, The Post & Email asked, “Where did you find the image of the article?”

to which we did not receive a response by press time.

Cruz and his campaign surrogates have denied the claim or deflected it to presidential candidate and competitor Donald Trump, who Cruz blames for the ENQUIRER’s initial story.  The Trump campaign denies having planted the story, and Republican strategist Roger Stone, who has acted in the past as a formal adviser to Trump, stated in several interviews that the story began with investigators associated with Marco Rubio’s now-suspended campaign.

The new image appears to reference “investigators” seeking the release of the final batch of names and numbers, perhaps the same records which Sibley has had in his possession since the restraining order was imposed.

Cruz has characterized himself as a Christian “conservative” fiercely devoted to constitutional principles and his family.  His ideology has been likened by supporters as similar to that of Ronald Reagan.

Twitter user USDeposeUsurperObama retweeted the image in a slightly larger size:

Seeing our question, USDeposeUsurperObama responded:

“Campaign_Trump” is not to be confused with the official Trump campaign, but rather, is another Twitterer.


This story was updated April 7, 2016 at 12:17 p.m. EDT.

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