Energy Secretary Rick Perry notified President Donald Trump Thursday that he will soon be leaving the post, according to two people familiar with the matter. 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 impeachment inquiry over his discussions with Ukraine. Perry’s departure date is unclear. The people familiar requested anonymity to discuss information before it is made public.
Shaylyn Hynes, an Energy Department spokeswoman, declined to comment. Perry had been planning his departure from the agency well before the Ukraine controversy became the subject of an impeachment query in the House.
Rick Perry told Trump he's resigning. Final day not clear. He's been Energy Secretary for 2 years, 7 monthshttps://t.co/vqO7JnTSJV
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