US Energy Secretary Perry to Announce Resignation in November - Reports

© AP Photo / J. Scott ApplewhiteEnergy Secretary Rick Perry listens to a statement by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., on TV monitor, during a hearing about the electrical grid, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Energy Secretary Rick Perry listens to a statement by Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., on TV monitor, during a hearing about the electrical grid, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Rick Perry is expected to announce his resignation from the position of the US secretary of energy in November, media reported early on Friday.

The Politico news outlet reported, citing three people familiar with the matter, that Perry would be replaced, at least temporarily, by current Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette.

Earlier in October, US Democratic lawmakers expressed their willingness to question Perry, who visited Ukraine several times and held negotiations with the country's top officials, within the framework of their impeachment inquiry, initiated over a whistleblower complaint about Trump's conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.

Politico reported, citing its sources, that Perry's planned resignation was unrelated to the situation involving the US officials' Ukrainian contacts.

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