Amazon filed its formal protest over Microsoft’s victory in a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract, citing video evidence that the bidding process was improperly influenced by political pressure from the White House.
The protest was filed under seal Friday in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, but an exhibit lists four videos that provide a glimpse into the company’s legal strategy. They include President Donald Trump’s comments to supporters and reporters, as well as a Fox News host explicitly urging Trump to keep the Pentagon from awarding the deal to Amazon. Amazon requested the complaint be kept under seal to protect trade secrets.
In one clip cited by Amazon in court documents, Trump told reporters he was hearing criticism of the procurement process for JEDI.