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Cruz: Trump Tax Returns May Include 'Bombshell,' Mafia Ties

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    Just two days before what Ted Cruz said "could well be the most important day of the entire primary process," the Texas senator ratcheted up his attacks on GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday by raising questions about the businessman's refusal to release his tax returns.

    "The fact that Donald seems terrified to release his taxes suggests that there's a bombshell there," Cruz said on Meet the Press. "Maybe it is the case that Donald -- there have been multiple media reports about Donald's business dealings with the mob, with the mafia."

    Pressed on his claim about possible mafia ties, Cruz pointed to "multiple" news stories about Trump's "dealings with, for example, S&A Construction, which was owned by 'Fat Tony' Salerno, who is a mobster who is in jail. It is owned by two of the major New York crime families. And that has been reported in multiple media outlets."