(RepublicanWire.org) – Is Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, about to be arrested along with other top executives of the company?
That seems to be a distinct possibility if members of the United States House of Representatives get their way. Those members believe they were misled during congressional hearings to such a high degree that they want the United States Department of Justice to bring criminal charges.
As CNBC is reporting in “Amazon referred to DOJ for potential criminal obstruction of Congress“:
A House Committee is urging the Department of Justice to investigate Amazon over what lawmakers contend is potentially criminal obstruction of Congress.
“In a letter sent Wednesday and addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland, a bipartisan group of lawmakers alleged that Amazon repeatedly misled the House Judiciary Committee throughout a 16-month probe into the competitive practices of Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook.”
“During testimony in July 2020, Amazon founder and then-CEO Jeff Bezos said the company has a policy that safeguards seller data from employee access, but he couldn’t guarantee the policy had never been violated.
“Lawmakers pointed to ‘credible investigative reporting’ from Reuters, The Markup, The Wall Street Journal and others that directly contradicts testimony from Bezos and other Amazon executives. The committee’s investigation found similar evidence from former Amazon employees, as well as current and former sellers, according to the letter.”
Could Jeff Bezos soon find himself wearing handcuffs courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation? While it seems implausible given the way the rich and famous always seem to get away with nefarious activity, some members of Congress would be happy to see Bezos and other Amazon executives prosecuted for what they believe are lies they told Congress.