Secretary of Energy Rick Perry became the third member of President Donald Trump’s cabinet to be subpoenaed in House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry against Trump.
Trump is at the center of a scandal over his efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate his political rival, and possibly using military aid as a bargaining chip and roping his cabinet officials into the process.
In a July 25 call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump asked him to do him “a favor” by probing former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a Ukrainian oil and gas company.
The president has implicated US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in the Ukraine saga, reportedly claiming recently that Perry had encouraged him to call Zelensky regarding Hunter Biden’s business activities.
“Not a lot of people know this but, I didn’t even want to make the call,” Trump said on a call with House Republicans, a source familiar with the comments told Axios.
Previously, House Democrats have subpoenaed acting OMB Director Russel Vought and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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