According to Axios President TrumpDonald Sondland, expected to appear in Ivanka Trump's House of Representatives in Impeachment: & # 39; Everything is a matter of priority & # 39; House Republicans have been urged by the Energy Minister Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard Perry Overnight Energy: Trump Officials Open New Oil and Gas Drilling in California | Ethanol Farmers and Trump | Rick Perry reports that he is expected to leave the energy minister. Expected Resignation Next Month: Report Overnight Energy: San Francisco Claims Water Pollution, Court Against Trump, EPA Hasn't Fulfilled Weekly Smog | Icebergs bigger than Los Angeles break down Antarctica MORE On July 25, he called the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Trump told his colleagues, "Many people don't know this, but they don't want to make a phone call."
"The only reason I called was because Rick asked me. About LNG [liquified natural gas] Trump added.
The president's comments distorted the story surrounding the House Democratic impeachment investigation.
A text message between the White House official and former Zelensky adviser Andrey Yermak was announced earlier this week. There is no message that Perry caused Trump's phone call.
Perry led the US delegation to Ukraine for Zelenski's inauguration in May, but not on the former vice-president "as if God is my witness," but on the "Christian broadcast network." Joe WidenJoe BidenGordon Sondland expected to appear in Ivanka Trump's house deposit in impeachment: & # 39; Everything is a matter of priority & # 39; Second Intel officials considering filing complaints against Trump: More reports His son Hunter Biden was in conversation.
Perry spokesman lyn Lynn Hynes said: "Perry fully supported and encouraged the president to talk to the new president of Ukraine to discuss issues of energy security and economic development."
Perry is known to resign his post as Minister of Energy at the end of the year.