Bob Menendez presses Rick Perry for details on Ukraine trip

Bob Menendez presses Rick Perry for details on Ukraine trip

1st October 2019 Off By adpublisher

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is pressing Energy Secretary Rick Perry for details on the trip he led to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration in May that was cited in a whistleblower complaint against President Donald Trump.

The letter sent today was similar to a request for information Menendez sent to Vice President Mike Pence, and seeks to know who asked Perry to lead the delegation and for what reason, and whether Trump asked him to convey a desire for assistance in investigating domestic political opponents.

Menendez also asked whether Perry ever discussed Ukrainian corruption with officials during the trip, and if there were any records between Trump and foreign leaders stored in a highly classified electronic system.