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Next question for Rick Perry: Will he testify?

Posted On: Oct 18, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Next question for Rick Perry: Will he testify?

Energy Department Secretary Rick Perry's departure from the Trump administration doesn't resolve the most pressing question about his role in the Ukraine scandal - whether he will cooperate with House Democrats' impeachment probe. Perry, who told President Donald Trump on Thursday he intends to resign , faces a Friday deadline to comply with a House subpoena for information about outreach to Ukraine, which came as the president's emissaries were pushing Kiev to launch a corruption investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. House investigators also appear to be edging toward issuing a subpoena for Perry to testify - something he could be freer to do once he's no longer in the administration. Perry plans to depart by the end of the year, Trump told reporters Thursday. His confirmation that Perry would leave came two weeks after POLITICO reported that the former Texas governor planned to step down in the coming months, something Perry denied four days later. Perry has said only that...

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