Breaking: FBI arrests Texas businessman and Ken Paxton associate on federal charges

Texas businessman Nate Paul has been arrested on federal charges, according to WFAA. Paul is an associate of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is currently facing impeachment charges. The FBI also arrested another individual connected to Paul and Paxton on similar charges.

Paul has been at the center of controversy for months, after it was revealed that Paxton had intervened on his behalf in a real estate deal. Paxton has denied any wrongdoing, but the controversy has continued to dog his tenure as attorney general.

The developments come just days before Paxton’s impeachment trial is set to begin. The trial is expected to be highly contentious, and could have major implications for Texas politics.

In an op-ed for the Houston Chronicle, one commentator described the trial as “serious as this past legislative session.” The outcome of the trial could affect Paxton’s political future, as well as the balance of power in Texas.

The news of Paul’s arrest is likely to add fuel to an already heated political climate in Texas. Critics of Paxton have accused him of corruption and abuse of power, while his supporters argue that he is being unfairly targeted by political opponents.

The full story on Paul’s arrest and its implications for Paxton and Texas politics is sure to be closely watched in the coming days and weeks.