Report: At Least 1 Subpoena Issued in Probe of Texas AG Paxton

Report: At Least 1 Subpoena Issued in Probe of Texas AG Paxton

At least one federal subpoena has been issued for records from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton as part of an ongoing FBI investigation, KVUE-TV is reporting.

The Austin, Texas, television station said sources confirmed that a demand for certain information was issued on Wednesday. However, it was unclear how many subpoenas were issued or what information was being sought.

The television station noted the probe started after Paxton aides said in October that they believed Paxton may be committing crimes.

The aides claimed Paxton took a number of steps to benefit Austin investor Nate Paul, according to the TV station’s report.

“We have a good faith belief that the attorney general is violating federal and/or state law including prohibitions related to improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential criminal offenses,” several top aides in Paxton’s office had said in an internal letter in October.

KVUE said that while the FBI has not publicly confirmed an investigation, agents have been questioning people who may have information about Paxton’s relationship with Paul.

FBI spokeswoman Michelle Lee said she could not comment, and a spokesman for the attorney general’s office did not return calls seeking comment.

Paxton had filed suit on Tuesday against Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, claiming the four states exploited the pandemic to justify ignoring election laws.

In papers filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, Paxton claimed the states unlawfully enacted last-minute changes, which skewed the results of the general election.

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