Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced on Thursday that he would be resigning from the Trump Administration later this year.
Perry has emerged as one of the key figures in the Ukraine scandal that led to the House impeachment inquiry. The three Committees handling the impeachment inquiry last week issued a subpoena demanding communications between Perry, President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and two recently indicted Giuliani associates.
Reminder: Today is the deadline for Mick Mulvaney and Rick Perry to turn over Ukraine-related documents to the House impeachment investigating committees.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 18, 2019
Rick Perry says his departure has nothing to do with the Trump-Ukraine call | https://t.co/Cot72YdWej— Newshound (@NewsiesNeighbor) October 18, 2019
Politico had reported earlier this month that according to three people familiar with Perry’s plans, that he intended to resign by the end of November.
Perry denied the report saying to Fox News, that “they’ve been writing the story for at least nine months,” he added, “one of these days they will probably get it right, but it’s not today, it’s not tomorrow, it’s not next month.”
CNN in their live updates regarding the impeachment inquiry report that Perry said he was waiting for advice from counsel as to whether or not he will comply with the subpoena deadline.