We discovered that Amazon has submitted an official request to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting that the regulator avoid giving Jeff Bezos and his current CEO Andy Jassy to testify in an investigation. Today, the Federal Trade Commission has denied the request to forego the duo''s testimony process.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has dismissed Amazon''s request to go easy on Bezos and Jassy. According to the Wall Street Journal, five commissioners - three Democrats and one Republican - voted for the request. Both Lina Khan and Alvaro Martin Bedoya, the two candidates, but one Republican, Noah Joshua Phillips, was also booed out of the vote.
Amazon had previously stated that the only reason the Federal Trade Commission is soliciting Bezos and Jassy to testify is because they will become difficult to live with extremely granular details, which it claimed was a harassment tactic. It has cited displeasure once more about the Federal Trade Commission''s decision, claiming that:
[Amazon is] disappointed but unsurprised that the Federal Trade Commission largely refused to rule against himself. We remain concerned that the recent requests are overly large and needlessly burdensome, and we will investigate all our options.
Despite the FTC''s previously stated that Covington & Burling LLP cannot represent both Amazon and its employees, it has now agreed to put it off. However, it''s clear that Amazon faces a difficult road ahead and it''s still to be seen how it performs once the testifying process begins.