Amazon accuses Trump of ‘improper pressure’ to influence Pentagon contract decision

 

Amazon thought they had the DoD cloud contract, worth $10 billion and likely much more over time, in the bag. Then Microsoft won the deal.

(From The Hill)

Amazon is accusing President Trump of exerting “improper pressure” to influence the Pentagon to award a lucrative cloud-computing contract to Microsoft instead of Amazon, which was a clear front-runner before Trump began intervening in the process over the summer.

In a court filing made public on Monday, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon’s cloud-computing arm, alleged that Trump engaged in “public and behind-the-scenes attacks” to steer the contract away from AWS out of spite for his “perceived political enemy — Jeff Bezos,” the CEO and owner of Amazon as well as The Washington Post.


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