CEO Jeff Bezos says Amazon backs suit opposing Trump order

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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2016, file photo, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos speaks during a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump and technology industry leaders at Trump Tower in New York. The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, reported Jan. 30, ... 2017, that Bezos wrote in an internal email to Amazon employees that company lawyers have prepared a “declaration of support” for a lawsuit being brought by Washington state’s attorney general against President Donald Trump and the administration over Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) (The Associated Press)

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the Seattle-based company is prepared to support a lawsuit being brought by Washington state's attorney general against President Donald Trump and the administration over Trump's executive order on immigration and refugees.

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The Washington Post, which is owned by Bezos, reports (http://wapo.st/2jQBdx0 ) Bezos wrote in an internal email to Amazon employees Monday that company lawyers have prepared a "declaration of support" for the suit. The Post reports the letter says company lawyers "are working other legal options as well."

Fellow Washington state-based tech companies Microsoft and Expedia are also supporting the suit.

The lawsuit filed Monday says the restrictions on immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries is damaging Washington state's economy and hurting its companies.

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.