The US government is the world’s largest purchaser of consumer goods. Amazon wants a piece

Vox

By Brett Bachman

“Even if she is outside that one-year window, there’s still something unsavory about a former government official using their access and relationships to shift policy in a certain company’s favor,” said Lisa Gilbert, the vice president of legislative affairs at Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group. “It’s absolutely a larger strategy on the part of Amazon to hire insiders in order to utilize every lever of power they can.”

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