Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry attends a news conference after meeting with Iraqi President Barham Salih in Baghdad, Iraq December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

Perry, a former governor of Texas who has taken a leading role in President Donald Trump’s policy of boosting energy production, has been finalizing his departure, the source said.

Perry’s plan was first reported by Bloomberg.

Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Leslie Adler and Peter Cooney

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