Tuesday, October 6, 2020

A look at the long history of allegations made against Texas's attorney general

 Texas Monthly:

it is shocking who is making the accusation. The seven aides, according to the Statesman, include five deputy attorneys general as well as Jeff Mateer, the first assistant attorney general, and Mateer’s deputy. Mateer is Paxton’s right-hand man. When he was nominated by the Trump administration to a federal judgeship in 2017, Senate Republicans killed the nomination because they thought he was too conservative.


Paxton is no stranger to allegations of corruption: he has been accused of skirting laws of ethical conduct in a public office for nearly as long as he has held one. But he’s very rarely been threatened with any consequences at all.


There was the time that he took a fellow lawyer’s $1,000 Montblanc pen in the security line at the Collin County courthouse