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A Texas House committee revealed Tuesday it was investigating the office of Attorney General Ken Paxton over his push for $3.3 million in taxpayer dollars to settle a whistleblower lawsuit from former deputies who had accused Paxton of misconduct.The news came hours after Paxton called on the House Speaker Dade Phelan to resign over alleged drunkenness while leading the House, a remarkable moment of acrimony between two of Texas’s top Republicans.Phelan’s office fired back, noting the investigation has been going on since March.“The motives for and timing behind Paxton’s statement today couldn’t be more evident,” Phelan spokesperson Cait Wittman said in a statement. “Mr. Paxton’s statement today amounts to little more than a last-ditch effort to save face.”The series of events underscored the new legal…
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