Ken Paxton sticks his nose in Trump’s classified documents suit

by | Sep 22, 2022 | Courts, News, Politics

Indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton embarrassed Texas once again after filing a brief against the Department of Justice requesting a neutral special master in a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump after 300 classified documents were found at his Mar-a-Lago home. 

Paxton and Trump are longtime allies and friends with similar conspiracy theories that there was “widespread voter fraud” in the 2020 presidential election. 

According to a report by the Houston Chronicle in 2021, Paxton used over $2.2 million in Texas taxpayer money to prove a point but only successfully won three cases in his office voter fraud unit. 

In collaboration with other GOP attorney generals, Paxton said in the brief that the Biden administration has acted unethically in other cases and therefore should not be trusted by federal courts. 

“The Biden Administration’s knack for gamesmanship and other questionable conduct has not been cabined to courtrooms, but it has also infected its policy-making and public-relations efforts,” Paxton wrote. 

Paxton listed cases like the administration’s decision to enact a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate, extending the eviction moratorium deadline, and ending Trump’s immigration policies.

“When it is unable to engage in procedural gamesmanship to cast aside unfavorable judicial decisions or engineer a collusive settlement to preempt them, the Biden Administration has resorted to blinding itself to adverse precedent and its prior representations altogether,” Paxton wrote. 

The current head of the FBI, Christopher Wray, was appointed by Trump in 2017. 

Additionally, President Biden said he wasn’t aware of the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation’s raid of Trump’s home until after the former president said it on social media. 

Despite Paxton alleging the FBI raid in Trump’s Florida office as “unprecedented,” Trump didn’t deny taking the top-secret documents. 

And in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, Trump said a president can declassify documents “by thinking about it.” 

Special Master in the case, Judge Raymond Dearie, told Trump’s lawyers on Tuesday, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too,” referring to the lawyer’s lack of evidence on how exactly Trump declassified the top-secret documents. 

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Kennedy is a recent graduate of the University of St.Thomas in Houston where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Celt Independent. Kennedy brings her experience of writing about social justice issues to the Texas Signal where she serves as our Political Reporter. She does everything from covering crime beats, Texas politics, and community activism. Kennedy is a passionate reporter, avid reader, coffee enthusiast, and loves to travel.

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