On Thursday, Tony Plohetski of the Austin American-Statesman confirmed that FBI agents have served Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton with a federal subpoena as part of their criminal investigation into allegations he accepted bribes and abused his office.
NEW: FBI agents delivered at least one federal subpoena to the Texas Attorney General's office Wednesday for inform… https://t.co/RHSGkHpT1y— Tony Plohetski (@Tony Plohetski) 1607640578.0
Paxton is the lead attorney general in the lawsuit seeking to overturn the election results in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin — a challenge backed by outgoing President Donald Trump and 106 House Republicans.
The allegations center on official acts Paxton is said to have performed on behalf of a Texas real estate developer who donated $25,000 to his election campaign. Eight sources in Paxton's office have come forward alleging misconduct, most of whom were subsequently fired or resigned in a suspected campaign of retaliation.