Spot the Democrat capitalist pig: Elizabeth Warren
Ms. Warren’s rationale for releasing her compensation rather than more tax returns is that her legal work dates back to the mid-1980s and would require about four decades of returns, according to an aide, who said such disclosure would exceed accepted practice. Generally, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have released returns to correspond with their time in public life; Ms. Warren was first elected to the Senate in 2012.The aide also said that tax returns from this period, if released publicly, wouldn’t shed light on the legal work because her returns don’t itemize the sources or nature of her business income.
She and Mr. Buttigieg have been attacking each other in recent days over transparency. Ms. Warren’s questions about Mr. Buttigieg’s work at consulting powerhouse McKinsey & Co. from 2007 to 2010 prompted him on Friday to release a summary of his projects there.He stopped short of providing the full client list Ms. Warren has demanded, citing a nondisclosure agreement that he signed while at the company and that has drawn criticism from some liberals critical of big corporations and elite consultants.