Turmoil in Texas Attorney General’s Office
On Thursday, seven deputies to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter to the head of the agency’s human resources department disclosing that they had “reported to an appropriate law enforcement authority a potential violation of law” by Paxton.
Top aides of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have asked federal law enforcement authorities to investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes against the state’s top lawyer. . . .
The Thursday letter said that each “has knowledge of facts relevant to these potential offenses and has provided statements concerning those facts to the appropriate law enforcement.”
Paxton, a 57-year-old Republican, was first elected in 2014. His office said in a statement Saturday evening: “The complaint filed against Attorney General Paxton was done to impede an ongoing investigation into criminal wrongdoing by public officials including employees of this office. Making
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