(Fox News) Sen. Ted Cruz's response Thursday to ex-House Speaker John Boehner’s litany of insults toward him was simple: “I don’t know the man.”
But the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate was glossing over his history with Boehner – in fact, Cruz once worked as Boehner’s lawyer.
This was well before Boehner was speaker, and well before Cruz was a senator.
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The pairing dated back to an incident in late 1996, when an elderly couple driving through Florida intercepted a phone call between Boehner and then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich on their police scanner. Boehner and Gingrich were plotting strategy. The couple recorded the call.