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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 02:56 AM

Energy Department Releases Documents Relating to Perry's Ukraine Trip

Source: Courthouse News


January 28, 2020
BRANDI BUCHMAN and JACK RODGERS

WASHINGTON (CN) – Energy Department documents released Tuesday night offer the latest look into the roles senior administration officials, including former Energy Secretary Rick Perry, were tapped to play on a White House-approved delegation to Ukraine last year.

The tranche obtained and published by the watchdog group American Oversight most notably features a briefing book for Secretary Perry, who announced his resignation two weeks after reports of the whistleblower complaint raising the alarm about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukraine’s President Volodomyr Zelensky first emerged in September.

The former Texas governor initially bucked calls from three House committees seeking records exploring his possible connection to the White House delegation that was sent to Ukraine. The White House would eventually order the department to defy the requests.

The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, are among the first detailed records of Perry’s planned role in Ukraine and shed light on the allegations underpinning Trump’s impeachment now unfolding in the Senate.

Read more: https://www.courthousenews.com/energy-department-releases-documents/

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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:13 PM

1. Take him down along with Rudy and Nunes and the ringleader.

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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 12:36 PM

2. Sondland described Perry as one part of the "Three Amigos" - a trifecta including Sondland, Perry an





...................During the impeachment inquiry in the House, Perry was often mentioned by witnesses, including Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland.

Sondland described Perry as one part of the “Three Amigos” – a trifecta including Sondland, Perry and then-ambassador to Ukraine Kurt Volker, who testified before the House in November that he cringed at the moniker.
https://www.courthousenews.com/energy-department-releases-documents/


The briefing book and other documents are partially redacted, including in areas where Perry’s key purpose and issues to address on the trip were described at length.

But in an unredacted portion, the suggestions waterfall in a series of bulleted items to discuss:

“If Ukraine fails to come to agreement with Russia for the purchase of natural gas, what contingency plans is the government putting in place to ensure sufficient gas for the winter?”......................................



Sondland described Perry as one part of the “Three Amigos” – a trifecta including Sondland, Perry and then-ambassador to Ukraine Kurt Volker, who testified before the House in November that he cringed at the moniker.
https://www.courthousenews.com/energy-department-releases-documents/

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