Cruz attacks Trump University
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Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTen dead after shooting at Texas high school Hillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers For cable commentators, the 2016 GOP primary never ended MORE warned Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Will Mueller play hardball with Trump? Mexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets Elizabeth Warren urges grads to fight for 'what is decent' in current political climate MORE that the optics of his ongoing fraud lawsuit over his namesake university could doom him if he's the Republican presidential nominee. 

"Marco [Rubio] made reference earlier to the litigation against Trump University, it's a fraud case. The [judge] scheduled the trial for July," the Texas senator said Thursday during the GOP debate in Houston. 
 
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"I want you to think that if this man is the nominee, having the Republican nominee on the stand in court being cross-examined about whether he committed fraud. You don't think the main-stream media won't go crazy on that?"
 
Trump struck back, arguing that the suit is a "nonsense" civil case that he could have settled but is chosing not to.
 
"Believe me, I'll win that case, that's an easy case," the billionaire said. 
 
CNN reported Wednesday that Trump is on the witness list in the case against Trump University, which alleges that the students were misled about training courses that could cost as much as $35,000.
 
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has also investigated the school.