By James C. Frasure III – InnerKwest
When Donald Trump initially emerged as candidate for the office of president, he promised to “Drain he Swamp” to fix problems in the federal government.
Trump referenced his “Drain the Swamp” tirade over 79 times, until it was obvious he was adding political and business varmints to every agency environment subjected to his official capacity.
The are so many swamp things following the Trumps, it’s difficult to pinpoint one swamp dweller from the large menagerie of dwellers he has on the murky banks of the GOP political swampscape. There are some dwellers that standout among the vast amount of swampish Republicans. One such Trump swamp dawg, turned swamp master is Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
Ken Paxton has gone beyond his oath to Trumpism and its strident antithesis to rule of law and Democratic principles.
Ken Paxton Sues Four Battleground States
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing four battleground states — Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — whose election results handed the White House to President-elect Joe Biden. Trump tweeted his approval of the lawsuit, suggesting his legal team may get involved.
The final result handed down from the Supreme Court rejects Texas lawsuit challenging swing-state election results to the dismay of Trump and his loyal base.
Texas AG Under Intense Investigation
The FBI has reportedly issued at least one federal subpoena for records from the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) amid an investigation over allegations of bribery and abuse of office.
The subpoena comes amid an ongoing investigation after members of Paxton’s staff raised red flags about actions Paxton allegedly took to benefit Nate Paul, an Austin investor and wealthy donor.
A group of current and former Paxton aides sent a letter to the state’s office of human resources on Oct. 1, claiming to have sent information to federal law enforcement. They reported that the state official had hired an outside lawyer to investigate Paul’s assertion that the FBI improperly raided his home and offices last year.
The complaint also alleges that Paul employed a woman with whom Paxton had an affair and that Paxton had recommended for a job, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
The whistleblowers said in the lawsuit that over time, Paxton became “less rational in his decision making and more unwilling” to listen to criticism.
Ken Paxton’s wife Sen. Angela Paxton Helps When Possible
Texas Senator Angela Paxton helps her husbands political endeavors wherever possible.
There are two possible takeaways from Collin County state Sen. Angela Paxton’s recently filed Senate Bill 860: The senator is either staggeringly unethical or incredibly politically naive.
SB 860 would allow the Texas Attorney General’s Office — the same one run by her husband, Ken Paxton — to oversee a new state program that would allow the marketing of certain investments without a license. The bill, as the Texas Tribune explained when it broke the story this weekend, would also change a law the attorney general is accused of breaking by failing to register as an investment adviser.
As the country grows closer to inauguration, the Republicans have shown America the next four years may very well be highly contentious. Trump has emboldened a certain class of GOP to engage with occultist dysfunction engaged through hyper disruption.