The president has been losing key leadership at an alarming rate and there is talk that he plans to replace his Attorney General after the November elections. According to the Washington Post he is beginning to make plans, including holding discussions with the AG’s own Chief of Staff.
Should the president be interested in my advice, I think I have found an ideal candidate, This is someone who would be a perfect fit for the Trump White House ethos – the current Texas state Attorney General, Ken Paxton.
Paxton has demonstrated an ability to operate under felony indictments and he looks certain to be re-elected with a comfortable Texas Republican majority. This is Trump’s kind of guy.
Oh, and as Michael Barajas points out in his Texas Observer article, Paxton was talking about witch hunts before Trump made it cool.
This, by the way, is some outstanding reporting in the Texas Observer. This story has been unfolding over the last four years and it has been impossible to keep up with all the legal machinations of Team Paxton. This is an excellent retrospective piece.