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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:00 PM

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, 1 of the '3 amigos' on Ukraine, resigns

Source: ABC News



Energy Secretary Rick Perry, described by colleagues as one of the "three amigos" on U.S. policy on Ukraine, informed President Donald Trump on Thursday that he plans to resign, according to two senior administration officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

A day of departure has not been determined. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide an immediate explanation on why he was leaving.

Perry, who was Texas' longest serving governor and ran against Trump for president in 2016 before joining his administration, has not been accused of any wrongdoing. He also has insisted that actions he took regarding Ukraine were intended to advance U.S. interests in the region – namely addressing government corruption and encouraging American companies to do business there.

In recent weeks, Perry has repeatedly knocked down suggestions that he planned to resign, including telling the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Wednesday that he planned to still be in the job on Thanksgiving.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/energy-secretary-rick-perry-amigos-ukraine-resigns/story?id=66344000



On again off again on again... Finger in the wind.

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Reply Energy Secretary Rick Perry, 1 of the '3 amigos' on Ukraine, resigns (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 OP
targetpractice Oct 17 #1
mpcamb Oct 17 #33
LeftInTX Oct 17 #2
MontanaMama Oct 17 #3
Thomas Hurt Oct 17 #4
C Moon Oct 17 #25
volstork Oct 17 #5
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 #7
volstork Oct 17 #8
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 #9
volstork Oct 17 #11
japple Oct 17 #29
volstork Oct 17 #31
empedocles Oct 17 #6
blugbox Oct 17 #10
sandensea Oct 17 #17
Mc Mike Oct 17 #19
lastlib Oct 17 #38
blugbox Oct 18 #45
Mc Mike Oct 18 #49
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 #16
machoneman Oct 17 #12
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 #14
Vinca Oct 17 #13
B Stieg Oct 17 #15
Mc Mike Oct 17 #18
NCjack Oct 17 #20
Harker Oct 17 #34
lastlib Oct 17 #39
Harker Oct 17 #41
lastlib Oct 17 #42
Harker Oct 18 #44
lastlib Oct 18 #48
colorado_ufo Oct 17 #21
TeamPooka Oct 17 #22
Nitram Oct 17 #23
BumRushDaShow Oct 17 #24
C Moon Oct 17 #26
cstanleytech Oct 17 #37
C Moon Oct 18 #47
tetedur Oct 17 #27
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 17 #28
gibraltar72 Oct 17 #30
BigmanPigman Oct 17 #32
Scarsdale Oct 17 #35
jmowreader Oct 17 #36
dalton99a Oct 17 #40
JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 18 #43
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 18 #46

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:02 PM

1. I suppose he wants to testify to The House...

... and throw some folks under the bus.

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Response to targetpractice (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:16 PM

33. Hope so. It may lessen his culpability. Like those postwar Germans, "Following orders."

Spead the blame on those a bit smarter than Texas's longest serving Gov.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:07 PM

2. Yep..on again off again...no date set

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:07 PM

3. So many rats.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:13 PM

4. Goodhair is continually reassessing the probability of prison rape...

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:59 PM

25. Republicans don't go to jail, silly.

That was sarcasm, but it actually pisses the hell out of me because it's true.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

5. Bye Felicia

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Response to volstork (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:22 PM

7. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:26 PM

8. That may be my favorite meme

of all time!

I can't wait to say it to this whole lousy bunch...

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Response to volstork (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:28 PM

9. That is the first time I have seen that one. I usually post this -



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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:30 PM

11. It's a classic!

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Response to volstork (Reply #5)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:11 PM

29. This deserves a duzy!!!!

Many thanks for this.

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Response to japple (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:14 PM

31. Can't take credit for the meme,

but I do love it!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:18 PM

6. 3 Amigos? What low level mentality comes up with such crap?

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Response to empedocles (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:29 PM

10. Wherever there is Injustice...

You will find us. Wherever there is suffering, we'll be there. Wherever liberty is threatened, you will find...

THE THREE AMIGOS!

I think it fits. After all, they are three know-nothing idiots who think it's all a big show that the rest of the world is in on.

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Response to blugbox (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:47 PM

17. Republicans like to use that term every time they have 3 miscreants doing anything daunting

The first time I ever saw that cinematic metaphor applied to one of their schemes, was when Poppy Bush's Trade Representative Carla Hills led negotiations over NAFTA with her Canadian and Mexican counterparts.



And we all know what came of that:

An ongoing economic train wreck (for the U.S.) that - on top of all the shuttered factories and job losses - helped elect Cheeto!

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Response to blugbox (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:52 PM

19. Unlike the original amigos, there was no injustice, suffering, or threats to liberty

before the new 3 amigos hit the scene. After Rumps amigos arrived, there was suddenly plenty of all that bad stuff.

Dorothy Gish. It's a true story.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 10:58 PM

38. In this case, they are the CAUSE of the injustice, suffering, and threats to liberty.

Yep, you'll find them there, for sure!

Basturds.......

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 11:44 AM

45. I think that's the joke of the originals too.

They THINK they are saving the world from said injustices... but in reality they are morons who are actually causing everything in their motto

"Young man, you have got it."

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Response to blugbox (Reply #45)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:50 PM

49. I never caught the idea that the original amigos were to blame.

I use the Gish line on my wife, frequently.

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Response to empedocles (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:44 PM

16. From a movie done by a couple SNL folks

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:31 PM

12. I wonder if he's talked behind the scenes to Schiff and other Dems to avoid at least....

congressional probes. Makes me also wonder about Mick Mulvaney's speech today. Was it his way of saying not me, I thought this was how nations did deal with one another?

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Response to machoneman (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:39 PM

14. He was subpoenaed to turn stuff over by tomorrow (Oct. 18th)

House Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry

By Matthew Daly | AP
Oct. 10, 2019 at 7:13 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON — House Democrats subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday as part of their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. The chairmen of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees sent Perry a subpoena asking him to provide documents related to a Ukrainian state-owned energy company as well as his involvement in a July call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. The lawmakers set a deadline for Oct. 18.

Trump has said Perry teed up the July 25 call, in which Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, who was employed by a Ukrainian gas company.

Shaylyn Hynes, a spokeswoman for Perry, has said he wanted Trump to speak with the Ukrainian leader on energy matters related to U.S. efforts to boost Western energy ties to Eastern Europe. It is part of a long-term effort to lessen the political control Russia wields through its dominance of the fuel supply.

“Recently, public reports have raised questions about any role you may have played in conveying or reinforcing the president’s stark message to the Ukrainian president,” the three Democratic chairmen wrote. “These reports have also raised significant questions about your efforts to press Ukrainian officials to change the management structure at a Ukrainian state-owned energy company to benefit individuals involved with Rudy Giuliani’s push to get Ukrainian officials to interfere in our 2020 election.” Hynes said the Energy Department received a letter from the committees and is reviewing it.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/house-democrats-subpoena-energy-secretary-rick-perry/2019/10/10/b041aea6-eb9b-11e9-a329-7378fbfa1b63_story.html


The question will be is whether he turns over at least some stuff by tomorrow or blows it off like the rest of them.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:35 PM

13. He'll be dancing in to testify ASAP. Rats are fleeing to save themselves.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:44 PM

15. You hearing footsteps, Rick?

You should be.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 04:48 PM

18. Guess this means Rump is on the phone to DeVos and Carson now, ordering them to step in

and advance 'US interests' in the Ukraine region.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:23 PM

20. Rick just has enough smarts to work one path to avoid prison.

Spill his guts and beg the House for mercy.

Ricky never learned that when you are in a poker game, if you don't know who the loser is, it's you. He played with Trump and he lost.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:20 PM

34. You might be giving him

too much credit. He's a dunce.

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Response to Harker (Reply #34)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:00 PM

39. ...and he's been in charge of work involving subatomic particles......

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Response to lastlib (Reply #39)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:04 PM

41. He thought "subatomic" had something to do with the Navy. n/t

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Response to Harker (Reply #41)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:05 PM

42. Har!



Good one!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #42)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 08:29 AM

44. ...

He's heard of the three amigos, but can only recall two of them.

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Response to Harker (Reply #44)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 01:55 PM

48. Well, wait a minute--

There was Sondland, and Volker, and--Oops. Isn't that all three of them?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:31 PM

21. Couldn't run fast enough,

tail between his legs.

Whatta guy.

"Only the best people."

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:42 PM

22. Oops.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:45 PM

23. My first reaction was, "Oh good, now he can be subpoenaed more easily." Then I remembered

what a moron Perry is, and realized he probably knows nothing about nothing.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 05:53 PM

24. He was already subpoenaed last week and has to turn over everything by tomorrow!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:01 PM

26. More stalling. I don't think he'll testify. It's just more GOP stalling.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:05 PM

37. Aye, I think they plan on making as much noise as possible in order to confuse the Republican base

which if we are all honest about it should not be to difficult as the majority of them know only one thing and that is how to be led by the nose like cattle.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #37)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 01:05 PM

47. Agreed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:04 PM

27. bye Felicia! n/t

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:08 PM

28. Bubye

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:12 PM

30. Missed it by that much!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:16 PM

32. Until it is off again.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:26 PM

35. 3 amigos?

more like the 3 stooges. Stooges for tRump!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 08:12 PM

36. Shouldn't that be "3 Pendejos"?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:03 PM

40. Very stable genius loses a genius

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:32 AM

43. Well, NOW who's in charge of the nuclear warheads in Turkey?

We need an Acting Energy Secretary fast. Maybe Ivanka.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2019, 12:29 PM

46. Oh, don't you fuckers soil the good names of Dusty Bottoms, Lucky Day and

Ned Nederlander!!!

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