Tony Plohetski of the Austin American-Statesman confirmed on Thursday that the FBI have issued a federal subpoena for Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for allegedly accepting bribes and abusing his office.
NEW: FBI agents delivered at least one federal subpoena to the Texas Attorney General's office Wednesday for information in an ongoing investigation involving AG Ken Paxton, three sources confirm, indicating the seriousness with which they are taking allegations against Paxton. pic.twitter.com/hn77HfcDwj
— Tony Plohetski (@tplohetski) December 10, 2020
Paxton is currently leading a lawsuit in Texas to overturn the election results in multiple swing states that were won by Joe Biden.
According to the report, the allegations center on official acts Paxton is said to have performed on behalf of a Texas real estate developer who donated $25,000 to his election campaign. Eight sources in Paxton’s office have come forward alleging misconduct, most of whom were subsequently fired or resigned in a suspected campaign of retaliation.