Texas Attorney General Checks Own Office for Wrongdoing, So You Think He Found Any?
Every now and then you must assess yourself. I think Ice Cube said it best when he said, "You better check yo self before you wreck yo self".
Well, that's exactly what Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has done by clearing his own office of wrongdoing in bribery allegations.
Nearly 11 months after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s former top aides accused him of accepting bribes, Paxton’s office on Tuesday published a 374-page internal report that concludes he's innocent of the allegations.
Wow! 374 pages? Now that's some self-assessment! It seems the massive detailed report found everything is squeaky clean in Paxton's office.
Last October, seven former employees told authorities that they believed Paxton was using his power as attorney general to aid Nate Paul, a campaign donor and Austin real estate developer, who whistleblowers have said helped Paxton remodel his home and gave a job to a woman with whom Paxton allegedly had an affair. All of those employees were either fired or left the office under pressure after their complaint. Four of the employees filed a whistleblower lawsuit saying Paxton used his position to help Paul’s business interests, investigate his foes and help settle a lawsuit.
But in Tuesday’s report, Paxton’s office said there was no basis for a criminal complaint against their boss, a second-term Republican.
Over 245 years ago, our forefathers set up checks and balances in the government to make sure no one branch would have too much power, but sometimes you have to check and balance yourself at times like Paxton has done.
So, what are your thought, your reaction and your opinion to Ken Paxton's self-assessment of his office? Tell us what you think on Facebook or chat with us on our station app.