Members of Congressional Committee Question Whether Amazon Executives Misled Congress – WSJ

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Members of Congressional Committee Question Whether Amazon Executives Misled Congress

Members of a congressional committee questioned whether Amazon Inc. executives misled them during an investigation of the company’s business practices and if they may have lied under oath.In a letter sent to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on Sunday, five members of Congress asked the company to provide “exculpatory evidence” to corroborate the sworn testimony that several leaders, including then-CEO Jeff Bezos, provided to the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee in 2019 and 2020. The letter was signed by Reps. David Cicilline (D., R.I.), Ken Buck (R., Colo.), Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.), Jerrold Nadler (D., N.Y.) and Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.).

The subcommittee probed Amazon’s use of data from third-party sellers as it has developed private-label products.“We strongly encourage you to make use of this opportunity to correct the record and provide the Committee with sworn, truthful, and accurate responses to this request as we consider whether a referral of this matter to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation is appropriate,” the members wrote in the letter, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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