Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced last week that he won’t testify in any of the closed-door impeachment investigations currently going on.
A spokesperson for the Energy Department issued a statement on Friday:
“The Secretary will not partake in a secret star chamber inquisition where agency counsel is forbidden to be present. If the committee is interested in conducting a serious proceeding, they are welcome to send for the Secretary’s consideration an invitation to participate in an open hearing where the Department’s counsel can be present and the American people can witness.”
Perry, who will be leaving his position at the end of the year, has been a topic of interest in President Trump’s interactions with Ukraine. Part of this interest is because Perry has met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky three times since becoming the Energy Secretary.
Both Perry and President Trump have denied any wrongdoings.
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