Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Perry in Trump impeachment probe

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a joint news conference with Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto in Budapest, Hungary, November 13, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Democrats issued a subpoena for U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday over his role in President Donald Trump’s effort to get Ukraine’s president to investigate a political rival.

“Recently, public reports have raised questions about any role you may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President,” the chairman of three House of Representatives committees leading the probe wrote in a letter to Perry.

Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Leslie Adler

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