Rick Perry CPAC 2018. Photo by Gage Skidmore.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry To Resign

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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.

Perry told Fox News this morning that his involvement with the Ukraine call has nothing to do with his leaving the Trump Administration. He said he is simply ready to get back to Texas.

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.