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Five members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy questioning whether the company’s top executives misled Congress or lied under oath as part of a broad investigation into competitive practices at big tech companies.

Reps. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., David Cicilline, D-R.I., Ken Buck, R-Colo., Pramila Jayapal, D-Calif., and Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., on Sunday requested Amazon provide “exculpatory evidence” to corroborate previous testimony and statements provided by then-CEO Jeff Bezos and other executives to the committee in 2019 and 2020. The lawmakers said Jassy must respond by Nov. 1.

The lawmakers pointed to “recent, credible reporting,” from Reuters, the Markup, the Wall Street Journal, and others, on Amazon’s private-label practices and its collection of third-party seller data that directly contradict testimony from Bezos and Amazon executives.

“At best, this reporting confirms that Amazon’s representatives misled the committee,” the lawmakers wrote. “At worst, it demonstrates that they may have lied to Congress in possible violation of federal criminal law.”


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