House Democrats on Thursday subpoenaed Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry for Ukraine documents as part of their impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump.
“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 letter reads from the chairmen of the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs committees.
BREAKING: Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committees subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents related to his potential involvement in conveying or reinforcing Trump’s efforts to press Ukraine for dirt on a political opponent.https://t.co/xHuO8Zova3
— House Intelligence Committee (@HouseIntel) October 10, 2019
The lawmakers requested that Perry turn over the documents by October 18th.
The development comes after Perry’s spokesperson confirmed the Energy Secretary encouraged President Trump to discuss energy and economic issues with the leader of Ukraine during their July 25th telephone call, which was