CABINET/ENERGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [10-17-19] confirmed that Energy Department Secretary Rick Perry would leave the administration by the end of this year…The news comes after POLITICO reported earlier this month that Perry planned to step down by the end of this year. He is facing a Friday deadline to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking information on his role in the administration’s withholding military aid to Ukraine while it pushed that country’s government officials to investigate unsubstantiated allegations of wrongdoings by former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Trump did not state who Perry’s replacement would be, saying he planned to announce it at the rally Thursday night. DOE Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette, a former head of public policy at the U.S. Automobile Association and executive at Ford Motor Company, is the most likely person to replace Perry at DOE, sources previously told POLITICO.” 

Ben Lefebvre and Anita Kumar, “Energy Secretary Rick Perry tells Trump he plans to resign,” Politico, October 17, 2019 6:53 pm