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10/18, 12:24 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: Perry to leave at year-end

United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry will be leaving at the end of the year, President Donald Trump (pictured) said at an event in Texas. He added the successor is "a he in this particular case."

Perry acknowledged this week that he contacted Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani upon Trump's suggestion to ask him to arrange the president's meeting with Ukraine's new head of state Volodymyr Zelensky. The former governor of Texas denied he was assigned with pressing officials from the Eastern European country to look into the business dealings of Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. The scandal has prompted an impeachment inquiry.

The latest reports have indicated the energy secretary has resigned.

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