AWS says its Trump JEDI bias claims have met ‘credible’ bar for court

Amazon Web Services fired back on why it is claiming bias by President Donald Trump in the Joint Enterprise Defense Initiative (JEDI) protest case in a redacted motion Friday, noting that those allegations meet the bar of credibility that would allow the Court of Federal Claims to examine the issue further. 

The crux of AWS’s case has been that the Trump helped steer the potential $10 billion cloud infrastructure contract to Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) based on an alleged animus toward Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. AWS is the cloud-computing subsidiary of Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN).

But for the court to consider that argument, the company has to convince Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith those claims should be added to the administrative record, the effective history of the Department of Defense’s acquisition of the JEDI contract. 

Both the DOD and Microsoft, serving as an intervenor in the case, have pushed back against the court including those claims in the evidence.

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