AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A district attorney says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton violated state open records laws by withholding or failing to preserve his communications relating to his appearance in court. a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the deadly riot at the US Capitol. Last year.
The Austin-based Travis County District Attorney’s Office told the Republican attorney general in a letter Thursday that it has four days to remedy the issue or face legal action.
Paxton’s office did not respond to a request for comment Friday.
Multiple news outlets requested his communications around the time of the Jan. 6, 2021, event under Texas public information law.