Ken Paxton’s wife responds to AG’s alleged mistress not taking impeachment stand

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AUSTIN, Texas — The wife of embattled Attorney General Ken Paxton spoke for the first time about the near encounter with her husband’s mistress during the impeachment trial at the state Capitol. TRUMPISM 2.0: INSIDE THE FORMER PRESIDENT’S PLANS FOR A SECOND TERM Paxton was spared from the encounter late Wednesday when presiding officer Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R-TX) announced that Olson would not take the stand after all.

The defense and prosecution had agreed to the decision after determining that Olson, 50, would likely plead the fifth to every question and was not worth each side’s precious time in the final hours of the trial’s witness period.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Senator Angela Paxton (@angelapaxtontx) When asked Thursday morning if she felt”relieved” that Olson did not take the stand and would not be forced to answer questions about a romantic affair that the attorney general’s staff said occurred in 2018 and 2019, Paxton said it was one of several events of the day that caught her off guard.

“Yesterday, there were a lot of surprises. That was one of them,” Paxton told the Washington Examiner. Olson is a mother of two children and has been divorced four times. She has never publicly spoken about the affair.

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