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Politics Trump to nominate Energy Dept. deputy Dan Brouillette to succeed Rick Perry as secretary

07:20  19 october  2019
07:20  19 october  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.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.

President Trump on Friday said he intends to nominate Energy Secretary Rick Perry ’s deputy , Dan Brouillette , to succeed him at the helm of the agency. Trump announced the personnel decision by Twitter Friday, touting Brouillette ’s “unparalleled” experience in the energy sector.

President Trump said on Friday that he planned to nominate Dan Brouillette , the deputy secretary of energy , to succeed Rick Perry as the head of the Department of Energy . Mr. Perry , who has drawn scrutiny for his role in the controversy surrounding Mr. Trump ’s efforts to push Ukraine officials to

President Trump on Friday said he intends to nominate Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s deputy, Dan Brouillette, to succeed him at the helm of the agency.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.© Jon Gambrell/AP Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Trump announced the personnel decision by Twitter on Friday, touting Brouillette’s experience in the energy sector.

“Dan’s experience in the sector is unparalleled,” Trump tweeted. “A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!”

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The president announced Thursday that Perry, who has been in the role since the beginning of the Trump administration, would be leaving the job by the end of the year.

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Trump nominates Rick Perry deputy and former lobbyist Dan Brouillette to be Energy secretary . Published 6 min agoUpdated Moments Ago. Trump announced in April 2017 that Brouillette would be nominated to the Energy Department — his second stint at the agency, where he had worked as

President Donald Trump on Friday announced Rick Perry 's deputy Dan Brouillette as nominee to replace departing energy secretary .

Brouillette has served as deputy energy secretary since August 2017. He had worked for the agency 14 years prior as assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs in the George W. Bush administration.

In between, Brouillette was a top lobbyist for Ford Motor Co. and then the head of public policy for USAA, a financial institution for military families.

Perry is embroiled in Trump’s Ukraine controversy because he urged the president to call the new Ukrainian president over the summer. Perry said his departure has nothing to do with that.

Perry said it was “absolutely” true that he pushed Trump to make the call to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

“I pushed on him a lot to make that phone call because I became convinced that Zelensky, the people around him, were legitimately trying to get rid of the corruption and get off the Russian gas,” Perry said during an interview Friday morning on Fox News.

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President Donald Trump said today he will nominate Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to replace Rick Perry in the agency's top job. “I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy ,” Trump tweeted.

WASHINGTON—President Trump said he intends to nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to succeed departing Energy Secretary Rick Perry , who announced his resignation Thursday amid growing scrutiny of his role in the president’s interactions with Ukraine, including a

House investigators have subpoenaed Perry for documents related to Trump’s call with Zelensky, which has triggered an impeachment inquiry into whether the president abused his power when he asked Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden, a political opponent, and his son Hunter.

Perry said he did not know whether he will comply or appear if called to testify.

Perry has been a globe-trotting energy secretary, hawking energy policy and American products in trips to Europe, the Middle East and, several times, Kyiv.

Although he is from energy-rich Texas, the Energy Department seemed an unlikely place for Perry to land. As a presidential candidate in 2012, he could not recall the name of the department, one of three departments he said he would abolish if elected. “Oops,” he said when he couldn’t remember the name.

As secretary, Perry has traveled to Rome and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Next week. he will head to Brussels. He led similar missions as governor, promoting Texas oil, gas and even wind energy.

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Perry rejects congressional subpoena, insists resignation not related to Ukraine .
Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry said his plans to resign are not related to ongoing questions about his role in Ukraine. The comments from Perry, who said he plans to step down by the end of the year, came on the same day he and Energy Department lawyers told Congress they would not comply with a Friday deadline to respond to a congressional subpoena to provide information related to his work in the former Soviet republic.

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