(DCWatchdog.com) – BREAKING NOW: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has been acquitted of all charges in his impeachment trial in a stunning development that has shocked many in the political establishment.
As National Review frames what just took place:
“The Texas state senate voted to acquit attorney general Ken Paxton on 16 separate articles of impeachment after the state house of representatives passed a similar motion in late May.
“Had Paxton been convicted on any of the counts, he would have been removed from office and faced a subsequent vote to permanently bar him from public office in Texas. The vote came after 30 state senators, 19 of whom are Republicans, deliberated for nearly eight hours in a closed-door session following earlier deliberations before the upper chamber.
“Paxton’s legal troubles came following an agreement reached with four former aides who accused him of wrongful retaliation, which culminated in a multimillion-dollar settlement in February. At the time, the state attorney general asked the Texas legislature to set aside taxpayer funds for the settlement.” [emphasis added]
Paxton still faces criminal charges brought by the FBI and an ongoing investigation.
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