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U.S. Energy chief says departure has 'absolutely nothing' to do with Ukraine

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Friday the controversy over the Trump administration's handling of Ukraine had nothing to do with his resignation, adding he did not know whether he would cooperate with House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
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Rick Perry To Step Down From Energy Secretary Post
Reuters reports US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has told President Donald Trump he will step down. Perry's departure comes a day before a deadline set by Democrats in the US House of Representatives. Perry is engulfed in the largest scandal yet to threaten Trump’s presidency, over Ukraine policy. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says Trump had directed Perry to work with Rudy Giuliani on the issue.

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