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Paxton trial completes first week

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The first week of suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial in the Senate ended with his former lead law enforcement officer testifying that an Austin developer — who is alleged to have bribed Paxton — constructed a “conspiracy theory” about federal officials altering a search warrant for his property, the Austin American-Statesman reported.David Maxwell, the former AG official, said real-estate developer Nate Paul pushed Paxton to investigate federal law-enforcement agencies probing his business. Paul has since been indicted for inflating his assets on loan applications. Paxton aides looked into Paul’s allegations at Paxton’s request but concluded they were ...

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