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Politics Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year, Trump says

02:25  18 october  2019
02:25  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

Democrats subpoena Rick Perry for documents in impeachment inquiry

  Democrats subpoena Rick Perry for documents in impeachment inquiry House Democrats issued a subpoena on Thursday to Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their ongoing impeachment inquiry. © Thomson Reuters U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks during a news conference after the Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation conference in Vilnius, Lithuania October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins The subpoena demands a series of documents related to Perry's knowledge of President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump pushed his counterpart to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year , President Donald Trump said Thursday. Perry was travelling with Trump to Texas when he told the president of his decision aboard Air Force One. Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's dealings with Ukraine

FORT WORTH, Texas/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down by the end of the year , President Donald Trump said on Thursday, a day before a deadline set by congressional Trump told an event in Texas that he had known for months that Perry would resign .

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry gestures as he arrives on Air Force One with President Donald Trump at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)© Provided by The Associated Press Energy Secretary Rick Perry gestures as he arrives on Air Force One with President Donald Trump at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Perry was traveling with Trump to Texas when he told Trump of his decision aboard Air Force One.

Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president's dealings with Ukraine, which are currently the subject of an impeachment inquiry.

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry plans to leave his position at the end of the year , President Trump confirmed to reporters Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry says he wanted Trump and Zelenskiy to talk strengthening energy business ties between the two countries. Regarding the Biden issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year , President Donald Trump said Thursday. Perry was traveling with Trump to Texas when he told Trump of his decision aboard Air Force One. Perry is under scrutiny over the role he played in the president’s

House Democrats have subpoenaed Perry for documents related to a Ukrainian state-owned energy company as well as his involvement in a July call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The lawmakers set a Friday deadline.

Trump has said Perry teed up the July 25 call, in which Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, who was employed by a Ukrainian gas company.

Perry did not answer questions about his decision upon arrival in Fort Worth.

A spokeswoman for Perry could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

The spokeswoman, Shaylyn Hynes, has said Perry wanted Trump to speak with the Ukrainian leader on energy matters related to U.S. efforts to boost Western energy ties to Eastern Europe. It is part of a long-term effort to lessen the political control Russia wields through its dominance of the fuel supply.

Energy Chief Perry Tells Trump He Plans to Leave Post Soon

  Energy Chief Perry Tells Trump He Plans to Leave Post Soon Perry, one of the administration’s original cabinet secretaries, enjoyed good rapport with Trump. He has recently come under scrutiny in the House impeachment inquiry over his discussions with Ukraine. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Perry’s departure date is unclear. The people familiar requested anonymity to discuss information before it is made public.Shaylyn Hines, an Energy Department spokeswoman, declined to comment.

Rick Perry , the energy secretary who has drawn scrutiny for his role in the controversy surrounding President Trump ’s efforts to push Ukraine officials to investigate the son of a political rival, on Thursday told the president he will resign from the cabinet.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Trump on Thursday that he intends to leave his job soon, two administration sources familiar with the matter said . Fox News is told he had planned to resign at the end of the year . However, Perry had come under scrutiny over the role he played in the

The Associated Press reported this month that a circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted their connections to Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as they sought to install new management at the top of Ukraine's state-owned gas company last spring.

The plan hit a snag after Zelinskiy's election, but Perry took up the effort to install a friendlier management team at the company, Naftogaz. Perry, a former Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate, attended Zelinskiy's May 2019 inauguration as the administration's senior representative and met privately with Zelinskiy. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Perry had disputed reports that he was planning to leave the administration in an interview Wednesday with The Wall Street Journal. But he reportedly left the door open, saying he expected to be at the Energy Department at Thanksgiving, but giving a less definitive answer when asked whether he'd be there through the end of the year.

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US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry , who has been drawn into the Trump impeachment inquiry, will resign . At an event in Texas, Mr Trump said : "He's [Rick Perry ] been outstanding and we already have "But it was time, three years is a long time, and he'll be leaving towards the end of the year ."

Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Donald Trump Thursday that he will soon be leaving the post, two sources said . Perry , one of the administration’s original cabinet secretaries , enjoyed good rapport with Trump . The former Texas governor has recently come under scrutiny in the House

Responding to earlier reports of his imminent departure, Perry told a news conference in Lithuania earlier this month, "One of these days they will probably get it right. But it's not today, it's not tomorrow, not next month. Keep saying it and one day you'll be right."

Graphic shows high profile staff changes in the Trump administration;© Provided by The Associated Press Graphic shows high profile staff changes in the Trump administration;

Perry, who became energy secretary in 2017, has supported Trump's call for "energy dominance" around the world and pushed to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants. He said last year that a rash of coal and nuclear retirements was "alarming" and posed a looming crisis for the nation's power grid.

"If unchecked, (the plant closures) will threaten our ability to recover from intentional attacks and natural disasters," Perry said at a speech in Texas.

Trump, who has frequently promised to bring back coal jobs, directed Perry in June 2018 to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic security.

No definitive action has been taken since then, and experts said Trump was attempting to solve a problem that doesn't exist.

A regional transmission organization that oversees the power grid in 13 Eastern and Midwestern states said there's no immediate threat to system reliability.

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Colvin reported from Fort Worth, Texas.

Trump to nominate Energy Dept. deputy Dan Brouillette to succeed Rick Perry as secretary .
The deputy energy secretary is the former top lobbyist for the Ford Motor Co.Trump announced the personnel decision by Twitter on Friday, touting Brouillette’s experience in the energy sector.

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