AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he’s dropping an investigation sought by a wealthy donor that set off an extraordinary revolt by the Republican’s top deputies.
Paxton’s own staff last week accused him of bribery and abuse of office over his launching of an investigation sought by an Austin developer whose offices were raided last year by the FBI.
Paxton has denied wrongdoing and said Friday he was dropping the case because local prosecutors had closed the file.
But Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore says it was Paxton who brought Paul’s case to him, not the other way around.
Paxton has said he won’t resign.
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