Amazon accuses Trump of 'improper pressure' to influence Pentagon contract decision

Source: The Hill | December 9, 2019 | Emily Birnbaum

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 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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