Amazon wants to depose President Donald Trump over the tech firm’s dropping bid for a $10 billion military contract.
The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing venture to Microsoft in October. Amazon later sued, arguing that Trump’s interference and bias in opposition to the corporate harmed Amazon’s probabilities of profitable the contract.
The corporate stated in a federal courtroom submitting in Washington on Monday that Trump has a well-documented private animus in direction of Amazon, its CEO Jeff Bezos and The Washington Put up, which Bezos owns. Amazon says that Trump is the one who can testify in regards to the totality of his conversations and the general message he conveyed in regards to the bidding course of.
Amazon can also be asking to depose Protection Secretary Mark Esper, former Protection Secretary Jim Mattis and different authorities officers in its submitting Monday with the U.S. Court docket of Federal Claims. The Pentagon did not instantly return an emailed request for remark Monday.