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House Democrats Subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Three House chairmen are asking the former Texas governor about his involvement in the July call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

In this July 8, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump listens as Energy Secretary Rick Perry speaks during an event about the environment in the East Room of the White House.

House Democrats have subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform committees sent Perry a subpoena Thursday asking him to provide documents related to a Ukrainian state-owned energy company as well as his involvement in a July call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The committees set a deadline for Oct. 18.

Trump has said Perry teed up the July 25 call. A spokeswoman for Perry said he wanted Trump to speak on energy matters with the Ukrainian leader as part of U.S. efforts to boost Western energy ties to Eastern Europe.

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