Amazon wants to question Trump over loss of military contract

The company said in a federal court filing that Trump has a “well-documented personal animus towards” Amazon, its CEO Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post.

SHARE Amazon wants to question Trump over loss of military contract
Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Getty

WASHINGTON — Amazon wants to depose President Donald Trump over the tech company’s losing bid for a $10 billion military contract. 

The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing project to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump’s interference and bias against the company harmed Amazon’s chances of winning the contract. 

The company said in a federal court filing in Washington on Monday that Trump has a “well-documented personal animus towards” Amazon, its CEO Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post, which Bezos owns. Amazon says that Trump is the only who can testify about the “totality of his conversations and the overall message he conveyed” about the bidding process. 

Amazon is also asking to depose Defense Secretary Mark Esper, former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other government officials in its filing Monday with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

The White House and the Pentagon didn’t immediately return requests for comment Monday.

The Latest
The dogs were taken to separate veterinary clinics where one succumbed to its injuries, officials said.
Documents in the probe into the beating death of Tyre Nichols reveal Officer Demetrius Haley stood over Nichols as he was propped against a police car and took photos, which Haley shared with other officers and a friend.
Harry Whittington was a Texas GOP powerbroker who helped build the state party and advised governors. He was hit with birdshot pellets in the face, neck on a quail hunt.
Eagles-Chiefs matchup should be great, then we can turn our attention back to the Bears.
Over the past two weeks Carlos Harris has elevated his game and is emerging as a star.