Mr. Trump hosted Perry at the White House for lunch Monday, but no formal job offer was made, the source says.
With the capital reeling from the abrupt firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, speculation swirled Tuesday night that President Donald Trump may continue the shakeup by firing his veterans secretary and moving Rick Perry to that troubled department. Shulkin was the only one among Trump appointees to be unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Trump said during a press conference early last week that he likes "conflict" and having "having two people with different points of view" go head-to-head in front of him, adding that it helps him make decisions. Perry's immediate predecessor under the Obama administration was a nuclear physicist.
He came into office with a pledge to bring greater accountability to the agency and to improve veterans' access to care, and not to privatize the department.
But the people said the president has grown impatient with the department's current secretary, David Shulkin, and may want to replace him with someone already in his cabinet. Shulkin is also accused of not being a team player as he supposedly refused to work with Trump appointees in his agency. An inspector general report found that Shulkin spent most of a taxpayer-funded trip to Europe sightseeing, misused government resources by having the VA cover the cost of his wife's airfare and improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon. Shulkin was found in an inspector general's report to have violated ethics rules by using taxpayer money to subsidize his wife's $4,300 flight to Europe past year and improperly accepting tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament in London.
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Substitute Wissam Ben Yedder scored twice after coming on in the second half, with Romelu Lukaku pulling a goal back for United. Shakhtar were defending a 2-1 lead from the first leg in Kharkiv, where they had come from behind.
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The main Opposition RJD fielded Delhi University professor Manoj Jha, who is also the national spokesperson of the RJD. Sources said the Congress had decided not to nominate any of its leaders, who had lost the 2017 assembly election.
Kris Wilkes had never watched an NCAA selection show before - until Sunday. "We know the court", senior Matt Mobley said. The FBI also is investigating allegations that led to charges last fall against assistant coaches and agents.