"Let those be put to shame and brought to dishonor
Who seek after my life;
Let those be turned back and brought to confusion
Who plot my hurt."
Remember the Judge from the Ken Paxton case whose UNETHICAL conduct in the case got his clerk suspended; looks like he's attempting a STATEWIDE run:
COLLIN COUNTY -- The ground is shaking under Republican Party circles in Collin County.Read the whole thing here.
First, Republican District Clerk Andrea Stroh Thompson announced on Facebook that she had resigned and plans to run in the March Republican primary for the seat currently held by Republican State District Judge Chris Oldner.
Oldner is the judge who oversaw the grand jury that indicted Attorney General Ken Paxton over allegations that he violated the state's securities laws.
Earlier this month, in a 22-page court filing, Paxton's legal team accused Oldner of judicial misconduct. They asked a Tarrant County judge to throw out the case over Oldner's alleged misconduct.
The motion alleges — among other things — that Oldner violated the rules for how grand juries are to be selected, improperly entered the grand jury room while the grand jury was in session and violated grand jury secrecy when he told his wife that Paxton had been indicted while the indictments were sealed and not yet public.
Republican Collin County Commissioner Susan Fletcher provided Paxton's team with an affidavit outlining her conversations with Oldner's wife, Cissy. She also provided text messages from Cissy Oldner that indicated she was gleeful about Paxton's legal troubles.
In her affidavit, Fletcher says Oldner's wife called on July 28 and said Paxton had been indicted and that the case had been assigned to her husband's court. She says she soon received another call from Oldner's wife, asking that she not tell anybody because the indictments were sealed.