Did Elizabeth Warren mislead voters about her outside income while at Harvard? Her campaign finally released more information about Warren’s work with corporations on bankruptcy actions over the past 25 years while she worked as a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania and at Harvard. The income totaled more than $2 million, the Washington Post reports, and the descriptions of that work don’t quite match up with Warren’s earlier claims either:
Her work for some of the companies doesn’t fit neatly with her current presidential campaign brand as a crusader against corporate interests.
For instance, the documents released Sunday show that Warren made about $80,000 from work she did for creditors in the energy company Enron’s bankruptcy and $20,000 as a consultant for Dow Chemical, a company that was trying to limit the liability it faced from silicone breast implants that were made by a connected firm.
Earlier this year, Warren had released a list of about 50 cases that she worked on, but the descriptions of the work were at times misleading and the amount of income and dates for her work were not included.
While the cases released by Warren’s campaign stretch over more than three decades, the figures disclosed Sunday show that nearly all of the money was made from cases filed after she got her job at Harvard in 1995.
The timing of the release, on a Sunday, suggests that the Warren campaign was at the least not enthusiastic about getting the information out in the open. It came just hours after Warren excoriated Pete Buttigieg for not releasing the names of his clients while working as a consultant for McKinsey & Co, continuing a feud between the two leading Not Bidens of the 2020 Democratic primary. The feud began last week as both tried to jockey for position in the race to overcome Joe Biden: