On February 13, an American court agreed to a request by Amazon to stop Microsoft and the Department of Defence from continuing to work on implementing the deal.
The DoD said it wanted to look again at its evaluation of online marketplace offerings offered by the two companies.
It said while it wanted to have a second look at its decision in the light of the objections raised by Amazon, it did not consider that any clarifications were needed in any other area than the online marketplace offerings.
The president has claimed on more than one occasion that Bezos is behind the criticism of his administration in the Post.
The JEDI contract seeks to unite all Defence services under one cloud vendor, as the CIA did in 2013 with Amazon at a cost of US$600 million.
The first JEDI draft calling for requests for proposals was put out in March 2018, with a formal proposal following after four months.
Apart from Microsoft and Amazon, Oracle and IBM were also in the running, but the contest then narrowed down to two companies. Oracle went to court to protest what it saw as Amazon's being favoured for the deal, but got no joy.
Google, which also put its hand up for the bid, withdrew from the contest after many of its employees protested about its involvement. The search giant said it was pulling out because the JEDI deal was not one which would sit well with the company.
Thanks to The Register for a link to the court document.