Report: Top aides accuse Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton of bribery, misuse of office

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AUSTIN — Several of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's top aides are accusing him of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and more, The Austin-Ameri...
can Statesman and KVUE-TV reported late Saturday.

Seven of the agency's most senior employees sent the human resources director a letter stating they 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" and that they asked federal law enforcement to investigate, according to The Statesman and KVUE-TV report.

The aides did not specify which laws they believe Paxton broke.

The letter, sent Thursday, was signed by the deputy and deputy attorneys general overseeing divisions that include criminal investigations, civil litigation, administration and policy as well as then-First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer, the top lawyer under Paxton.

Mateer resigned from the agency Friday.

Paxton's office responded by saying the complaints were made to "impede an ongoing investigation into criminal…
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