National Newswatch

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who has emerged as a central figure in the Trump administration’s quickly expanding Ukraine affair, told President Donald Trump on Thursday that he will be stepping down soon, according to a Republican donor who told NBC News he spoke to a senior Perry aide.

“Secretary Perry notified President Trump in writing today that he plans to resign soon,” Canary CEO Dan Eberhart, an oil industry executive, wrote in a text message to NBC.

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