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Democrats press Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Ukraine travels

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

Capitol Hill Democrats want more information about Energy Secretary Rick Perry's activities in the Ukraine as they investigate President Trump.

Where it stands: The Houston Chronicle notes that the House subpoena of Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani seeks "documents related to Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s involvement with Ukrainian leaders last spring."

  • Politico explores that topic and efforts by Sen. Robert Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, to learn more about Perry's May travel to the country.

Why it matters: The efforts are opening a "rare window into the energy secretary’s role as an emissary for some of the administration’s most sensitive international missions," per Politico.