Dan Bruyette stated that he had been involved in the energy security of the U.S. and European allies.
WASHINGTON, November 14. /TASS/. The candidate to head the US Department of energy Dan Browett said Thursday that he has no relation to the scandal over a telephone conversation us President Donald trump with his Ukrainian counterpart Vladimir Zelenskiy, which was the reason for the impeachment against the head of the Washington administration.”I have not been involved in any of these interviews, which are relevant to the investigation of the house of representatives [in the procedure of impeachment],” said Bluiett on the consideration of his nomination hearings before the Committee on energy and natural resources of the Senate of the U.S. Congress.
“The Minister [of energy Rick] Perry and I were involved in [issues of] energy security not only in the U.S. but also our European allies,” he added Browett, currently holding the chair of the first Deputy head of the US Department of energy. He noted, however, that it, inter alia, about the efforts to fight the implementation of the project of the pipeline “Nord stream – 2”. “We worked very hard to offer alternatives [to this project]”, he explained.
At the head of the Minister of energy of Brusett should replace Rick Perry, who will retire by the end of this year. As reported in October, Bloomberg, Perry was going to leave his post for a few weeks before in the US in September, a scandal broke out concerning a telephone conversation trump with the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky. According to the Agency, trump believes that Perry is partly responsible for what happened, because the Minister insisted on holding conversations. While Perry, he has previously stated the TV channel Fox News that his resignation has nothing to do with the scandal around the conversation between the two presidents.As claimed by political opponents trump it during a conversation on the phone tried to convince Zelensky to start an investigation of Ukraine son of former Vice-President of the USA Joseph Biden in exchange for the provision Kiev financial and military assistance. Perry in early October announced that Trump offered to discuss with Zelensky energy-related issues.
Biden is among the most likely opponents of the trump on the upcoming 2020 presidential election in the United States.