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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Political warnings and accusations of misconduct: 6 main themes emerge in first week of Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial

The suspended attorney general’s lawyers focused on disloyalty and attacked evidence, while impeachment managers accused Paxton of excessive and obsessive misconduct. Neither side ignored the politics behind the case.

Suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton, center, sits with his lawyers Tony Buzbee, left, and Dan Cogdell at the beginning of the first day of Paxton’s impeachment trial in the Texas Senate on Sept. 5, 2023.

Defense team challenges loyalty, evidence

Prosecutors focus on “egregious misconduct”

Defense: Paxton did not exceed his authority

Prosecutors push back on several fronts

Buzbee warns of potential political consequences

Impeachment team counters with its own political focus

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