The Austin Statesman reports:
Federal prosecutors have seated a grand jury in San Antonio and called witnesses close to suspended Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to testify, two sources with knowledge of the investigation told the American-Statesman.
The purpose of the testimony is unclear, but it comes days after Paxton’s attorney confirmed last week that there is an active federal investigation of his client.
Federal investigators began looking into Paxton in October 2020 following a report by top aides alleging that Paxton misused his position as the state’s top lawyer to assist a campaign donor, Austin real estate developer Nate Paul, then the target of a separate FBI probe.
Read the full article. Nate Paul was separately indicted on eight felony mortgage fraud charges earlier this year. The move to impeach Paxton is based in part on the alleged illegal favors performed for him by Paul.
The FBI in San Antonio closes in on @KenPaxtonTX in the ongoing investigation involving developer Nate Paul. Paxton also faces a state felony trial in Houston and a removal trial in Austin. Let’s just say he’s a busy guy — https://t.co/rZ1OZfqtOv via @statesman
— Bud Kennedy / #ReadLocal (@BudKennedy) August 10, 2023