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The Uber campaign: how ex-Obama aides helped sell firm to world

Uber sought access to leaders, officials and diplomats through David Plouffe and Jim Messina, leak shows

  • Uber broke laws, duped police and built secret lobbying operation, leak reveals

It was a Sunday afternoon in early November 2015 when David Plouffe emailed his fellow former Barack Obama campaigner Matthew Barzun, typing “Mr ambassador” in the subject line.

Plouffe was working for Uber, and Barzun had been rewarded for his fundraising efforts for the US president with the plum job of American ambassador to the UK.

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