Tiefer is referring to the situation that spawned the sensational lawsuit Amazon (AMZN) filed last November, challenging the Pentagon’s awarding of the $10 billion JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft (MSFT).
At the same time — and again, like the impeachment — the suit lays out profoundly disturbing accusations that cry out to be aired, chronicled, and explored.
“And believe me, if I become president,” Trump vowed at a February 2016 campaign rally, “oh, do they have problems.
In July 2019, just before the Defense Department was expected to announce the winner of the JEDI procurement, Trump rotated his turret.
Within hours, Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was predicting that AWS would lose the contract.
A week later, the newly sworn-in defense secretary, Mark Esper, commenced the review Trump had promised.
In the end, the Pentagon decided that the process had been fair after all — but then crowned Microsoft the winner. »