Fort Worth, Texas/Washington (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will step down at the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Thursday, the day before a period set up by the Democratic Congress Party for Perry to turn over the documentary in the dissertation poll.
Trump told an event in Texas that he knew a few months that Perry would be resigned.
“Rick and I talked for six months. In fact, I think he could go a little sooner, “Trump said.” But he had some great plans. He will be very successful. We got your successor. We will announce it quite soon. ”
Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette, who attended several international energy meetings in recent months, was widely expected to replace Perry. The Energy Department did not respond immediately to the comment request.
Perry, 69, the longest serving governor of Texas and the Trump’s face in 2016 Republican presidential contest nominees, said early this month he had no plans to step down, refusing a media report that he was expected to be Announced his resigned in November.
In recent weeks, he has found himself sunk in an investigation by Trump’s presidential threat. The three committees of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a subpoena on Oct. 10 for Perry to pass through documents on any role he played in the price of Trump to obtain Ukraine to investigate a political opponent.
The probe focuses on Trump’s efforts to pressure the Ukrainian president…