Texas Ranger 'Icon,' Whistleblower Warned AG Paxton He Could Get Indicted

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A Texas Ranger 'Icon' turned AG whistleblower took the stand on day four of the impeachment trial of suspended Attorney General Ken Paxton.

investigation. Maxwell joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in 1972 and served his years there in narcotics and the Texas Highway Patrol before going to the Office of Attorney General .

Maxwell testified that he told Paxton that Natin “Nate” Paul, a large donor and the employer of Paxton’s alleged mistress, was “a crook” who was “running a Ponzi scheme.” The AG’s top investigator cautioned Paxton they could get indicted if they investigated the FBI and DPS the way Paul asked them to. He also told the AG that Paul was “a criminal” and they should not have any association with him.

The almost 50-year officer said the information Paul gave the office did not meet any of the requirements for an investigation. He testified that an investigation requires probable cause before they could move forward, and “This was not that.” The Ranger added that investigations require caution where public officials are concerned because the mere start of an investigation could “damage a public official.”

Maxwell testified that General Paxton was very angry with him for refusing to investigate Paul’s investigators. “I know his state of mind because he threatened to fire me during the meeting,” he stated. After three meetings with Paul, Paxton maintained his commitment to support Paul. Maxwell did not believe he was going to stop the investigation.

Source: Law Daily Report (lawdailyreport.net)

 

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