Amazon would like to depose President Donald Trump above the tech firm’s shedding bid for a $10 billion army contract.
The Pentagon awarded the cloud computing challenge to Microsoft in Oct. Amazon afterwards sued, arguing that Trump’s interference and bias against the company harmed Amazon’s prospects of profitable the contract.
The company stated in a federal court docket 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 states that Trump is the only who can testify about the totality of his conversations and the overall concept he conveyed about the bidding system.
Amazon is also inquiring to depose Protection Secretary Mark Esper, previous Protection Secretary Jim Mattis and other govt officers in its submitting Monday with the U.S. Court of Federal Statements. The Pentagon did not right away return an emailed request for remark Monday.