Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had a big day Monday, making sure the media was clear about President Obama's transgressions where immigration law is concerned. Paxton explained to the New York Times why his state was challenging Obama's immigration programs in the courts:
“Our goal really was pretty basic: defend the Constitution and stop President Obama’s lawlessness,” he said.
Paxton may not be the best judge of executive branch power, but when it comes to abusing the law, he unquestionably has more insight than your average attorney general. That's the because the guy accusing Obama of “lawlessness” is facing both civil and criminal charges of fraud in federal and state court. Here was the Austin American-Statesman‘s assessment of Paxton's legal standing after additional charges were announced last week.
Dramatically increasing the legal jeopardy faced by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, federal regulators on Monday accused the high-profile Republican of defrauding investors in a McKinney tech company while he was a member of the Texas House.
The accusations, contained in a federal lawsuit by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, were based on the same acts that last year led to state criminal charges against Paxton — revealing more details about the private business deals than had been previously known.
Seems Kenny allegedly lured people into investing with Servergy Inc. in 2011 and left out a little detail about getting a financial bump for new recruits. Turns out the company was selling outdated technology but Paxton never seemed too curious about that.
What he is fascinated by is President Obama's legal misdeeds, as he elaborated on in a USA Today op-ed yesterday.
The president of the United States of America has declared that unlawful conduct is lawful.
It sounds unbelievable when you say it out loud, doesn’t it? The president, the person we trust to take care that the laws are faithfully executed, has declared illegal conduct to be legal?
What sounds more unbelievable, Paxton, is the fact that a guy who's facing at least three civil charges and three criminal felony counts thinks he’s qualified to pass legal judgment on the president of the United States.
Seems USA Today left a little something out of his bio for that op-ed:
Ken Paxton is the Attorney General of Texas.
Let’s just call that a generous omission.
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