Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton faces impeachment trial as close associate Nate Paul appears in federal court

In a shocking turn of events, Nate Paul, a close associate of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, faces eight felony counts. Paul, who has been at the center of controversy over his relationship with Paxton, appeared in federal court on Friday. This comes amidst increasing pressure on Paxton, who is facing impeachment and calls for his resignation.

Lawyers in the impeachment case against Paxton recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to the House impeachment proceedings. The letter accused the proceedings of being unconstitutional and violating Paxton’s due process rights. However, many legal experts have criticized the move as a desperate attempt to avoid accountability.

The controversy surrounding Paxton has been a major issue in Texas politics in recent months. In an op-ed for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, one writer called for Paxton to resign, saying “It’s time for impeached Texas AG Ken Paxton to quit.” The Houston Chronicle also weighed in, saying that the upcoming trial “promises to be as serious as this past legislative session.”

Despite the mounting criticism, Paxton has remained defiant, saying that he will continue fighting for his innocence. However, with the latest development in the Nate Paul case, it remains to be seen what the future holds for the embattled attorney general.