According to Mediate, former President Donald Trump has claimed that his posts on the Truth Social platform played a crucial role in saving Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from impeachment. Paxton had been facing accusations of corruption and bribery and was subject to a trial on 16 articles of impeachment. The Texas Senate ultimately acquitted him, and Trump took to social media to express his satisfaction with the outcome.
In a post on Truth Social, Trump stated that his intervention through the platform had prevented Paxton from being impeached by a coalition of Democrats and some Republicans, including figures like Paul Ryan (referred to as “PAUL RINO”), Karl Rove, and others. Trump asserted that these individuals changed their positions when confronted with the facts.
Trump praised Ken Paxton as a “great A.G.” (Attorney General) and expressed his honor at having helped correct what he perceived as an injustice. He emphasized that Paxton could now resume his work on behalf of the people of Texas.
The impeachment trial of Ken Paxton was marked by dramatic testimony from witnesses, including former senior officials who accused Paxton of abusing his office to assist a friend and real estate investor, Nate Paul. Allegations included using his position to investigate and harass his enemies, delaying foreclosure sales of Paul’s properties, and obtaining confidential records related to investigations into Paul. In return, it was alleged that Paul had provided renovations to Paxton’s home and helped him conceal an extramarital affair.
Yes, it is true that my intervention through TRUTH SOCIAL saved Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton from going down at the hands of Democrats and some Republicans, headed by PAUL RINO (Ryan), Karl Rove, and others, almost all of whom came back to reason when confronted with the facts. Ken has been a great A.G., and now he can go back to work for the wonderful people of Texas. It was my honor to have helped correct this injustice!
The dramatic votes capped a two-week trial where a parade of witnesses, including former senior officials under Paxton, testified that the attorney general had repeatedly abused his office by helping his friend, struggling Austin real estate investor Nate Paul, investigate and harass his enemies, delay foreclosure sales of his properties and obtain confidential records on the police investigating him. In return, House impeachment managers said Paul paid to renovate Paxton’s Austin home and helped him carry out and cover up an extramarital affair with a former Senate aide.
Following his acquittal on all 16 impeachment articles, Ken Paxton was immediately reinstated to his position as Texas Attorney General. Trump subsequently congratulated Paxton on what he called a “great and historic Texas sized VICTORY.”
Trump also expressed his gratitude to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, who had served as the judge in the Paxton trial, and to Republican State Senators for their professionalism and fairness during the proceedings. The trial and its outcome underscored the intersection of politics and legal matters in the state of Texas, with high-profile figures like Trump playing a significant role in the public discourse surrounding the case.