Rick Perry, other officials as witnesses in the prosecution investigation behind closed doors

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On the heels of a vote of the formalization of the impeachment inquiry process, Fox News learned on Friday that a number of officials, including energy Secretary, Rick Perry, were as witnesses behind closed doors on Wednesday.

As to give, a deposition of the Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Russell Vought; State Department adviser T. Ulrich Brechbul; and David Hale. Secretary of state for political Affairs

In response to the deposition request, Perry’s spokeswoman, Shaylyn Hayes said: “The Secretary of a secret star chamber inquisition, where the Agency Council is forbidden to be present. If the Committee is interested in performing a serious procedure, you are welcome, send them to the Secretariat an invitation to participate in a public hearing, where the Department Council may be present, and the American people, can testify.”

Oct. 17, Perry, Trump said he planned to resign, and Fox News was told, it is probably at the end of the year. Perry has been on the bench for the role he played in the President’s handling of the Ukraine, the subject-matter of the charge request. House Democrats summoned to Perry earlier that day.

Trump has said that Perry was the one who got him to call, the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on July 25. In this appeal, it was argued, to examine that Trump under pressure Zelensky, the political opponent of Joe Biden, whose son Hunter, and business Biden in the Ukraine — all while you had millions of dollars of military aid to the Ukrainians, was frozen.


Shaylyn Hynes, a spokeswoman for the Secretary said Perry wanted Trump to speak to the Ukrainian leader, which reduce to questions of the increase in U.S. energy relations with Eastern Europe, which is part of a long-term effort and political control has led Russia on the fuel supply

Perry said The “Wall Street Journal” the President told him, look, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, in the Ukrainian corruption. “A visit to Rudy,” Perry Trump remembered to tell him. Perry said Trump was not convinced, Kiev, with a history of corruption, had “straightened” his act. However, he told The magazine that he had never heard of, the President or Giuliani speak, a study on the three-piece.


In his phone call with Giuliani, Perry recalled, Trump’s lawyer said the President was “very concerned that there are people in the Ukraine that tried to beat him, during this presidential election. He thinks that they are corrupt and … that there are still people that are employed there absolutely corrupt.”

Perry told the Christian Broadcasting Network that his business in the Ukraine were simply on the elimination of corruption in the country, so that U.S. companies could trust the company to do it.

“That was to clean up a very intense, very focused, and the push to get Ukraine, which is corruption,” Perry told the Christian network. “It is a very well known fact that this was, historically, a damaged site, and the message was clear: you clean the corruption, and the United States will certainly be willing to come and help you.”


The aircraft is Vought, whose office received a letter on Oct. 7 out of the house, intelligence, control and Foreign Affairs committees prior search documents about keeping Trump had made, to Ukraine-aid, the July phone call.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Gregg Re, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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