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Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:11 PM

Amazon: Trump used "improper pressure" to block AWS from DOD cloud contract

Source: Ars Technica

In a redacted filing released today by the US Federal Court of Claims, attorneys for Amazon asserted that Amazon Web Service's loss of the Department of Defense Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud computing contract to Microsoft's Azure was the result of "improper pressure from President Donald J. Trump, who launched repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to steer the JEDI Contract away from AWS to harm his perceived political enemy—Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder and CEO of AWS' parent company, Amazon.com, Inc. ("Amazon", and owner of the Washington Post."

The suit cites Trump's instructions to former Secretary of Defense James Mattis to "screw Amazon" out of the contract, as recounted by Mattis' former chief speechwriter, and numerous other incidents of direct interference by Trump in the contract competition, including ordering an "independent" review of the contract by Defense Secretary Mark Esper in August of 2019.

Read more: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/12/amazon-sues-dod-claims-trumps-improper-pressure-blocked-cloud-contract-win/?amp=1



Donnie Dumpsterfire gets caught again misusing his public office, this time as a personal vendetta and an attempt to take a shot at the Washington Post through its owner. Newsflash, Donnie - actual billionaires with a grudge can afford lawyers to investigate and kick your ass.

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Jirel Dec 9 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Dec 9 #1
Bradical79 Dec 9 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Dec 9 #3
iluvtennis Dec 9 #4
riversedge Dec 10 #5
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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:16 PM

1. This seems like a blatant Abuse of Power for personal gain that should be added to impeachment charg

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:19 PM

2. Add it to the list!

It's sad we (Americans in general) don't have the will to hold Trump accountable for even a fraction of his crimes and abuse of power. Around half of us are cool with all manner of (Republican) corruption.

As much as the general populace complains about Washington corruption, not enough have the spine or ethics to do anything about it. Complain about the crooked politicians while handing them power on a silver platter.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 03:32 PM

3. Within the GOP, vindictiveness is considered a high moral attribute.

KY...........

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Mon Dec 9, 2019, 06:05 PM

4. trumpty done did it because he is jealous that Bezos is a real billionaire. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:53 AM

5. yes.

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Response to Jirel (Original post)

Tue Dec 10, 2019, 04:59 AM

6. Wrong reason, but right outcome

As a former DoD'er, I'm glad Amazon wasn't selected. I can imagine Amazon using information they glean from DoD programs to benefit thenselves.

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