- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Donald Trump’s campaign accused Sen. Ted Cruz of breaking federal law by coordinating with an anti-Trump political action committee after Mr. Trump lost the Wisconsin GOP presidential primary to the Texan on Tuesday.

Mr. Trump did not speak after the primary, but in a statement his campaign said Mr. Cruz has now become the voice of the GOP establishment, and said party leaders were “attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.”

The campaign then lodged the complaint about coordinating with a super PAC — which would be against the law, if it’s true.

“Not only was he propelled by the anti-Trump Super PACs spending countless millions of dollars on false advertising against Mr. Trump, but he was coordinating with his own Super PACs (which is illegal) who totally control him,” the statement said.

The statement offered no evidence, nor did it name the PAC it had in mind.

The statement also referred to the Texas senator in Mr. Trump’s now-common formulation of “Lyin’ Ted Cruz.”

Mr. Trump has threatened to mount an independent bid for president if he feels he has not been treated well by the GOP, and he repeated that threat over the weekend.

Mr. Cruz easily won the Wisconsin primary, and said in his post-election speech that the contest reshaped the race, giving him a boost and making it more difficult for Mr. Trump to win on the first ballot at the convention in July. Mr. Cruz and a number of Republican leaders are hoping to deny Mr. Trump an outright majority at the convention, which would send the contest to multiple ballots, where delegates are free to vote their conscience.

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