Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying to silence a former state regulator who says he was ordered in 2010 to drop a fraud investigation into Trump University all for political reasons.

Ken Paxton's office has issued a cease and desist letter to former Deputy Chief of Consumer Protection John Owens. This after Owens was quoted in news reports saying his team had a solid case against the now-presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for scamming students of his namesake real estate seminar.

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John Owens boss at the time was Greg Abbott, who is now the state's governor. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Friday, Governor Abbott did not play a role in the decision to drop the case against the Donald, who three years later gave donations totaling $35,000 to his gubernatorial campaign.

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