Energy Secretary Perry planning to leave Trump administration: source

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry speaks to attendees during the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 31, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/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)