Energy Secretary Rick Perry is the latest person caught up in Donald Trump's Ukraine scandal:
House Democrats issued a subpoena on Thursday to Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their impeachment inquiry.
The subpoena demands a series of documents related to Perry's knowledge of President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump pushed his counterpart to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Three House committees investigating the episode note that Perry reportedly encouraged Trump to make the phone call. They also want information about whether Perry sought to press the Ukrainian government to make changes to the advisory board of its state-owned oil and gas company, Naftogaz.
POLITICO previously reported that Perry asked the company to expand its board to include Americans, though he said he offered suggestions only at the request of the Ukrainian government. Zelensky denied Perry asked him to dismiss the head of the state-run gas company in comments to the Kyiv Post on Thursday. POLITICO has reported Perry intends to depart the administration within months, though he denied the report earlier this week.
Far be it from me to be petty . . . oh who am I kidding? This is a perfect time to be petty when it comes to Perry being yet another person caught up in Trump's circle of corruption. Especially when one remembers that 2012 presidential ad he ran - and was laughed at for - proclaiming how much of a shame it is that gays can serve openly in the military, but children can't celebrate Christmas or pray in schools and how he would protect America from Obama's and liberals' alleged war on religion.
Answer the subpoena, Ricky. Jesus would want you to.