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Amazon wants FTC chair Lina Khan to step aside from US probes

Petition says antitrust chief has 'already made up her mind' on the e-commerce group

SAN FRANCISCO (Financial Times) -- Amazon is seeking to force Lina Khan, the new chair of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, to recuse herself from any investigations involving the company, citing her previous work and criticism of the e-commerce giant.

In a petition filed with the regulator on Wednesday, Amazon said Khan had "already made up her mind" that the company was a threat to competition, having built her "academic and professional career in large measure by pronouncing Amazon liable for violating the antitrust laws."

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