In his new book A Time For Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America, Cruz wrote that Rove tried to bury a donation President George H.W. Bush made to Cruz for his 2009 Texas attorney general campaign. Cruz explained that Rove was "in the process of helping raise money for the George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas" while "Texas donors were giving the Bushes tens of millions, including major donors who were supporting the Dallas state rep who wanted to run for attorney general." According to Cruz, those donors started "berating" Rove. Rove denied the allegation, writing, "When Mr. Cruz and I talked in 2009, I was not raising money for the Bush Library," adding, "nor were any library donors 'berating' me."
...Rove's defense seems to have been foiled by an email trail. Cruz fired back with a statement on Sunday, saying that Rove's rebuttal was "a straight-out falsehood" -- and released the following email backing up his claim: ROVE EMAIL TO CRUZ, JULY 1, 2009: "thanks -- I appreciate your doing what you can to keep this down -- the distress you mention is not mine or 43 --it is the people raising money for the library who are also Branch fans and will not understand why one part of the Bush family is for not-the-guy while they are raising money big bucks for library. Thanks too for clarifying that you asked to visit with 41; be as nonchulant as possible about the gift and we'll muddle through" The email appears to conclusively disprove some of Rove's recent claims, and back up Cruz's.