Political challenger ribs Attorney General Ken Paxton for giving Trump advice on prison reform
AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton was among a cadre of state-level officials giving President Donald Trump advice on prison reform Thursday, a detail Paxton’s challenger found ironic given the general is under indictment and could face up to 99 years in prison if convicted.
Paxton was one of a mix of governors and state attorneys general to confer with Trump on prison reform at the president’s golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump, a Paxton supporter, is looking to change mandatory sentencing laws such as reducing mandatory minimum sentences for drug felonies.
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