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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:06 PM

Perry denies pressing Ukraine on energy company, says he's not resigning

Source: Politico

Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied that he pressed the Ukrainian government to put two U.S. businessmen on the board of the state energy company or that he was planning to leave the Trump administration.

Perry's comments at a press conference in Vilnius, Lithuania, come amid growing scrutiny into the Trump administration's diplomacy in Ukraine, which has triggered a House impeachment inquiry into whether the president withheld aid to the country in exchange for a pledge from President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son.

Perry acknowledged making the recommendations to Ukraine’s state-owned natural gas company Naftogaz, but said he did so only at the request of that country’s government. He also said it was "true" that he had pressed President Donald Trump to make the July call to Zelensky that is at the center of the impeachment inquiry.


“Absolutely, I asked the president multiple times, ‘Mr. President, we think it is in the United States' and in Ukraine’s best interest that you and the president of Ukraine have conversations, that you discuss the options that are there,’” he said. Axios reported on Saturday that Trump told House Republicans he made the call at Perry's request.


Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/rick-perry-denies-pressing-ukraine-037716

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PupCamo Oct 2019 OP
wasupaloopa Oct 2019 #1
PupCamo Oct 2019 #2
Pachamama Oct 2019 #6
Beartracks Oct 2019 #7
tblue37 Oct 2019 #9
Harker Oct 2019 #11
choie Oct 2019 #3
PupCamo Oct 2019 #4
Lock him up. Oct 2019 #12
BumRushDaShow Oct 2019 #5
MFGsunny Oct 2019 #8
SunSeeker Oct 2019 #10
Lock him up. Oct 2019 #13
duforsure Oct 2019 #14
Nitram Oct 2019 #15

Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:08 PM

1. He got taken to the wood shed with Ron Johnson

 

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Response to wasupaloopa (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:12 PM

2. he's being set up as the fall guy in all of this

I almost feel bad for him

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Response to PupCamo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:18 PM

6. Perry famously said he wanted to get rid of the Dept of Energy...

...I guess he never calculated that the Dept of Energy will get rid of him....

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Response to PupCamo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:40 PM

7. Well, he didn't tell Trump, "Slip a little treason into the conversation, Mr. President." n/t

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Response to PupCamo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:19 PM

9. I sure don't. nt

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Response to PupCamo (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:25 PM

11. I don't.

He's a self serving moron.

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:13 PM

3. these people spend

more time out of the U.S. than in it.

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Response to choie (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:14 PM

4. that's not always a bad thing

less time to do damage at home

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Response to PupCamo (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:25 AM

12. They damage home from afar. nt

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:17 PM

5. Only a Rick Perry can throw his own self under the bus!

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 07:44 PM

8. Backtracking maybe? What? - he's got grifting to finish on oil and gas boards in TX? n/t

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 09:30 PM

10. Doesn't he realize this does not exonerate Trump?

What Trump said in that call is still a crime.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:30 AM

13. Exact, but the media should ask him this:

If President Obama had said exactly what Trump said to any country leader, like to investigate ivanka Trump, what would you have said?

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 07:58 AM

14. I learned long ago

Perry's not so bright, and he will either not show up for the House, or be run off for saying anything. Trump knows he can't trust him, and Perry knows he can't trust trump. This will be fun watching them now. Who'll turn on the other one first.

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Response to PupCamo (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:26 PM

15. "Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Monday denied that...that he was planning to leave the Trump

administration." Translation: Perry is toast..

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