Trump says US Energy Secretary Rick Perry to step down at end of the year

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18th October, 2019 02:42:47 printer

Trump says US Energy Secretary Rick Perry to step down at end of the year

 

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that US Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down by the end of the year.

The decision came a day before a deadline set by congressional Democrats for Perry to turn over documents in the impeachment probe.

Perry, 69, who was the longest-serving governor of Texas and faced off against Trump in the 2016 Republican presidential nominating contests, said earlier this month he had no plans to step down in November.

In recent weeks, Perry has found himself engulfed in the impeachment investigation threatening Trump’s presidency, reports The Indian Express.

Three Democratic-led US House of Representatives committees issued a subpoena on October 10 for Perry to turn over documents on any role he played in Trump’s bid to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

 


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