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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton refuses to hand over the January 6 record

Austin, Texas — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Rejected the prosecutor’s request for the record his Appearance in parent Donald Trump Rally prior to the assault on the US Capitol.

Last week, the Travis County District Attorney’s Office set a four-day deadline. Paxton Face a proceeding to rally or condemn to flip records, including January 6, 2021 he Violation of state public records law. However, in a letter to the District Attorney General on Friday, the Attorney General’s office denied the violation and denied the office’s request.

The Texas Tribune PaxtonRefusal. The message to the district attorney for comment was not returned immediately.

Paxton When his Wife, state Sen. Angela Paxton, Attorney General gave a speech at an event in Washington, DC. his It failed to promote legally to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

Several media outlets have requested Paxton’s communications since that time under the Texas Public Relations Act. Last March, six media outlets jointly Paxton It broke the open record law.

Earlier this month, top editors of five Texas newspapers (Austin American Statesman, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Houston Chronicle, and San Antonio Express News) filed complaints with the district attorney to investigate. Alleged violation.

Paxton Faced with some Republican challengers in his This year’s re-election bid.

Eight of Paxton’s top agents were accused last fall he Of bribes, abuse of authority and other crimes serving another supporter Austin A real estate developer hiring a woman allegedly negotiated by the Attorney General. The FBI is investigating those claims.

The Attorney General also spent most of the time his Term of office under another felony prosecution. he He was acquitted of securities fraud in three states in 2015, but has not yet been tried.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton refuses to hand over the January 6 record

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