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Ken Paxton Impeachment

Paxton empathized with Nate Paul’s distrust of law enforcement because of his own indictment, whistleblower testifies

Mark Penley testified that Paxton made numerous negative comments about the Texas Department of Public Safety because of his 2015 securities fraud case. “He doesn’t trust the [DPS] director and he feels like they ran a corrupt investigation on him,” he said.

Whistleblower Mark Penley testifies on Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. Sept. 11 marked the fifth day of Ken Paxtons impeachment trial in the Texas Senate.

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

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