The subpoena demands Perry turn over several documents concerning the Trump administration’s communications with Ukraine and Trump pressuring the foreign power to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the president’s political rivals.
“Recently, public reports have raised questions about any role you may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President,” the chairmen of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform committees wrote.
Perry must comply by Oct. 18.
The former Texas governor became publicly entangled in Trump’s Ukraine scandal last week after sources familiar with the situation spoke to Axios. They said that during a conference call with House Republicans on Friday, Trump said Perry arranged his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Not a lot of people know this but, I didn’t even want to make the call,” Trump reportedly said, according to three sources. “The only reason I made the call was because Rick asked me to. Something about an LNG [liquefied natural gas] plant.”
Department of Energy spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said the subpoena is “currently under review by DOE’s Office of General Counsel.”
The White House did not immediately return HuffPost’s request for comment.
Perry’s subpoena is the latest the committees have issued as part of their impeachment inquiry. Others include those sent to the White House, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Vice President Mike Pence, the Pentagon and the budget office.