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White House Stonewall Claims Won't Aid Amazon JEDI Protest

Law360 (April 16, 2020, 10:37 PM EDT) -- The White House's stonewalling of an investigation into the Pentagon's JEDI cloud contract has prompted renewed allegations of bias from Amazon as it protests the deal, but experts say the company faces a steep climb to show the deal was unfair.

In its report on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure procurement released Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Inspector General said it couldn't fully review any potential White House influence over the deal, because the White House had asserted "presidential communications privilege," stopping several witnesses from answering the OIG's questions.

Amazon, which has argued it lost the JEDI deal...

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