The Ken Paxton impeachment trial in the Texas Senate closed yesterday with a bombshell.
A former Paxton assistanta former employee admitted he reported his former boss to the FBI with no evidence. admitted that he reported his former boss to the FBI with no evidence.
The revelation came as Ryan Vassar, the former deputy attorney general for legal counsel, was being cross-examined by Paxton’s legal team.
“Let me get this straight, you went to the FBI and reported him for potential crimes without any evidence, do I have that correct?” attorney Mitch Little asked Vassar.
“We went to the FBI and reported our belief that criminal activity had occurred,” Vassar said.
The first week of the trial wraps up today. Longtime political analyst Bill Miller says right now the defense is ahead on the scorecards.
"I would give the edge to Paxton," Miller stated.
But while the trial is far from over, he says Democrats and House Managers have a huge mountain to climb.
"The Democrats will all vote for impeachment. You need nine Republicans. Getting to that number will be very difficult for the prosecution," Miller explained.
Testimony resumes at 9am.