Amazon wants to depose Trump over $10B Pentagon contract

Amazon is seeking sworn testimony from President Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper after the corporation missed out on a $10 billion Pentagon contract last year, according to court documents unsealed Monday.

Amazon Web Services alleges Trump is part of the reason why rival Microsoft won out instead.

Amazon blames “improper pressure from President Donald J. Trump, who launched repeated public and behind-the-scenes attacks to steer the JEDI Contract away from [Amazon Web Services] to harm his perceived political enemy-Jeffrey P. Bezos, founder and CEO of AWS’s parent company,, Inc.,” in a court filing made public in December.