The speculation is the result of a just released National Enquirer story on alleged multiple sexual trysts of Ted Cruz outside his marriage.
Although National Enquirer blurred the pictures of the women allegedly involved, internet sleuths have been at work attempting to identify them. One name emerging is Amanda Carpenter, though, she has denied any sexual involvement with Cruz.
However, a curious payment of $500,000 was made to the Fiorina campaign by a Cruz SuperPAC. There is now speculation that it may have been hush money to keep the Fiorina campaign from blowing open the Cruz sex scandal since Carpenter was employed at the Fiorina campaign at the time of the payment.
How curious was the payment? Last August, Rachel Maddow devoted an entire segment to reporting on the odd payment. Could she have stumbled on to a key piece of hush money evidence?
Watch for yourself, this is truly remarkable.
It appears that after the Maddow report the FEC opened up an investigation, and the Maddow team reiterated the curious nature of the payment at the time news of the investigation emerged.
Steve Benen wrote at the Maddow Blog:
Is There a #CruzSexScandal Video?