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Was Uber smart to hire Eric Holder?

Lazaro Gamio / Axios

It has now been a week since Uber disclosed the results of an investigation into workplace culture, which was led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and sparked by allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination by former Uber engineer Susan Fowler. There have been tens of thousands of words spilled since then on the past, present and future of Uber – but few have asked a fundamental question:

Was the Holder investigation a good idea in the first place?