DOJ Assumes Probe of Texas AG Corruption
It's unclear why federal prosecutors in Texas were removed from the case
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is taking over an investigation into corruption allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), a state prosecutor handling a separate case case against Paxton told The Hill.
Kent Schaffer, the state prosecutor, confirmed the DOJ was taking over the case from federal prosecutors in the Western District of Texas.
It's unclear why federal prosecutors in Texas were removed from the case, which was opened after several of Paxton's senior officials accused him of bribery and abuse of office in 2020, but The Associated Press reported Paxton's attornies sought the change, claiming there was an "obvious conflict."
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