Breaking News
More () »

Travis County DA closes file in relation to Attorney General Ken Paxton case

Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore said she has also instructed her office to have no further contact with Paxton's.

AUSTIN, Texas — After seven high-ranking aides to Attorney General Ken Paxton recently accused him of crimes including bribery and abuse of office, Travis County District Attorney Margaret Moore is speaking up.

In a letter sent to Paxton Friday, Moore said her office has closed its file regarding the issue and said she has instructed her employees to have no further contact with his regarding the issue.

Moore's letter came a day after Paxton released his own documents illustrating his side of the story. One of those documents was a referral from Moore's office.


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton releases new documents shedding light on criminal allegations

Who is Nate Paul, the Austin investor connected to Texas AG Ken Paxton allegations?

7 high-ranking whistleblowers allege criminal violations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton

Moore's letter can be read below:

Dear Attorney General Paxton:

On June 10, 2020, my office sent to David Maxwell a letter referring a Request to Investigate (RTI) filed in our office by Nate Paul. The RTI was received by us after you asked my office to hear his complaints. The referral to the OAG was made with your approval. We did not conduct any investigation into the merits of the matters complained of. In referring the matter to the OAG, we concluded that ours was not the appropriate office to either address the matters raised in the complaint or to conduct an investigation into them.

The referral cannot and should not be used as any indication of a need for investigation, a desire on the Travis County D.A.'s part for an investigation to take place, or an endorsement of your acceptance of the referral.

My office has closed this file and will take no further action. Furthermore, I have instructed my employees to have no further contact with you or your office regarding this matter.

Any action you have already taken or will take pursuing this investigation is done solely on your own authority as provided by Texas law. The newly surfaced information raises serious concerns about the integrity of your investigation and the propriety of your conducting it.

Margaret Moore

Later on Friday, The Texas Tribune reported that the Texas attorney general’s office said it was closing its inquiry into a complaint made by Ken Paxton donor Nate Paul.

According to the Tribune, Paxton had said he was merely investigating the donor’s complaint because it was referred to his office. Read more on the Tribune's report here


Donald Trump leads Joe Biden by 5 points in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds

Live Radar: Hurricane Delta 130 miles away from the northern Gulf Coast, landfall expected Friday night

Meet the sibling trio hoping to be adopted by family fluent in sign language

Before You Leave, Check This Out