Nate Paul carried out renovation work on Paxton's million-dollar home and gave his alleged mistress a job, according to a court filing from former staffers.
The Biden administration can fulfill the promise to end the federal death penalty immediately and for many years to come without congressional action.
Inmates at the state's only women's prison were allegedly taken out of their cells and beaten by guards last month.
The South Carolina senator joined Republicans in refusing to hold confirmation hearings for Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court in 2016.
The Associated Press first reported the news of Garland's expected appointment as Biden's attorney general, citing two people familiar with the selection process.
They will face having oversight of a number of sensitive investigations, with the task of making the Justice Department act and appear to act without bias.
Barr's resignation has sparked a huge reaction on Twitter—here's what some celebrities had so say about the attorney general stepping down.
With Hunter Biden under federal investigation, Biden's pick to lead the DOJ faces the thorny task of shielding the department from any appearance of political bias.
"They've chosen Donald Trump over democracy and over their constituents," Dana Nessel said.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Judge Merrick Garland, whose 2016 nomination to the Supreme Court was blocked by Republicans, are said to be among President-elect Joe Biden's choices to serve as Attorney General.
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, called Paxton's efforts a "publicity stunt, not a serious legal pleading."
"They haven't looked very hard, which is a disappointment, to be honest with you, because it's massive fraud," Trump told reporters.
Attorney General Bill Barr on Friday scheduled the executions for December and January, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden assuming office on January 20.
"Instead, and more troubling, the Commission appears to be intent on exploiting the divisions that exist in this country," said Mark Dupree.
The rapper called out Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron in the middle of her performance of "Savage" during the latest season premiere of "Saturday Night Live."
A letter obtained by the Austin American-Statesman last week revealed seven senior officials in Paxton's office calling for federal law enforcement to "investigate allegations of improper influence, abuse of office, bribery and other potential crimes" committed by their own boss.
In a video posted to her Instagram, the rapper called out people who defend the charges in the Breonna Taylor case.
The House Speaker didn't rule out a second impeachment against Trump, or new articles of impeachment against Attorney General Bill Barr, as she looks to "meet the needs of the American people."
"It is incredible that the chief law enforcement officer in this country would equate human bondage to expert advice to save lives," the House Majority Whip said.
The attorney general commented on the chain of command in the Justice Department, questioning the actions of some justices and "junior members."
Barr made the comments while speaking at a press conference in Kansas City meant to provide an update for Operation Legend, the Department of Justice-led initiative launched in early July.
Attorney General Bill Barr blamed "the left" for America's hyperpartisan political environment, saying Democrats created a "secular religion," which views conservatives and the GOP solely as "the enemy."
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced her office is suing the nation's largest pro-gun organization to "dissolve the organization in its entirety."
Sessions called his opponent Tommy Tuberville "cowardly to debate," in response to Trump's tweet.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said Attorney General William Barr "has shown us that there is one set of rules for the President's friends, and another set of rules for the rest of us."
The attorney general has faced criticism over the ousting of a top federal prosecutor who was fired by Donald Trump.
The man's body was discovered hanging from a tree in the city on Monday.