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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Paxton trial, Sept. 6: Witnesses claim AG was fixated on Nate Paul

On the second day of the impeachment trial, former officials in the attorney general’s office say Ken Paxton’s relationship with real estate investor Nate Paul raised alarms. Defense attorney accused the witnesses of “staging a coup.”

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his staff listen as defense lawyer Tony Buzbee, bottom right, cross examines former first assistant attorney general Jeff Mateer on the second day of the impeachment trial for suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023 in Austin.

"It was bizarre": second witness testifies about Paxton's relationship to Paul

Buzbee accuses the former first assistant attorney general of “staging a coup”

Paxton pitches for political donations

Abbott keeps distance from Paxton drama

Buzbee suggests whistleblowers colluded with George P. Bush against Paxton

Buzbee accuses former first assistant attorney general of jumping to conclusions

Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial: What to know

  • Paxton faces several allegations

  • Defense calls accusations political

  • Texas Senate acting as impeachment jury

  • The political donor at the center of the case

  • Affair could play key role in impeachment

  • The trial features several high-profile Texans

Former Paxton deputy says AG’s relationship with donor raised alarms

Whistleblower Jeff Mateer give impassioned testimony about his former boss Ken Paxton in the morning session of  Attorney General Ken Paxton's impeachment trial in the Texas Senate on September 6, 2023.  (Bob Daemmrich/Pool for the Texas Tribune)

Ken Paxton doesn’t appear for start of day two

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