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Hunter Biden told to disclose information related to Ukrainian energy company Burisma as part of his tax investigation


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AstraZeneca’s failure to disclose trial pause caused US regulator to lose confidence, says NYT


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Harvard Chemistry Dept. Head Charged with Failing to Disclose Chinese Funding

Harvard Chemistry Dept. Head Charged with Failing to Disclose Chinese FundingThe head of Harvard University's chemistry department has been charged with failing to disclose funding from the Chinese government, according to an indictment unsealed on Tuesday.Charles Lieber, the department head, allegedly hid his participation in China's "thousand talents" program from officials in the Defense Department and the National Institutes of Health.China uses what it calls "talent plans" to encourage scientific research by providing government funding to select scientists. The U.S. government has charged a number of individuals funded by talent plans with attempting to steal U.S. intellectual property for the Chinese government."While association with a Talent Program is not illegal, it can create incentives to steal, violate export controls, or (at a minimum) conflicts of interest," said John Demers, chief of the national security division at the Justice Department, at a November presentation.In one case, the Justice Department revealed in November that federal agents in 2017 had stopped Haitao Xiang, a Missouri resident and employee of an agriculture-biotechnology company, from boarding a plane to China with a copy a proprietary algorithm belonging to his company.Also in November, the FBI admitted in a Senate hearing that it had not done enough to counter the threat of intellectual property theft by China."With our present-day knowledge of the threat from Chinese plans, we wish we had taken more rapid and comprehensive action in the past," said John Brown, assistant director of the counterintelligence division at the FBI, at the hearing. "The time to make up for that is now."



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Pete Buttigieg Says He Will Open Fundraisers, Disclose All Bundlers

Pete Buttigieg Says He Will Open Fundraisers, Disclose All Bundlers(Bloomberg) — McKinsey & Co said Monday it would release Pete Buttigieg from a nondisclosure agreement preventing him from naming the clients he worked for as a consultant at the firm from 2007 to 2010.In a statement, a spokesman for McKinsey, who refused to be identified, said the company would allow Buttigieg to release the names because of the “unique circumstances presented by a presidential campaign.”“After receiving permission from the relevant clients, we have informed Mayor Buttigieg that he may disclose the identity of the clients he served while at McKinsey from 2007 to 2010,” the spokesman said. “Any description of his work for those clients still must not disclose confidential, proprietary or classified information obtained during the course of that work, or violate any security clearance.”Buttigieg asked the firm on Friday to release him from the nondisclosure agreements he signed when he joined McKinsey. He had come under attack from his Democratic rival Elizabeth Warren for not disclosing the names of his clients.Buttigieg spokeswoman Lis Smith tweeted that the campaign would soon release the names.He has said that he worked for several nonprofits and on projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also has released his tax returns for the years he was at McKinsey.Buttigieg also Monday said that he would open his fundraisers to the press and release more names of so-called bundlers, a response to Warren’s demand that he be more transparent about the source of his campaign contributions.Buttigieg has held several high-dollar fundraisers with Wall Street and Silicon Valley donors without allowing any reporters in or releasing names of guests and hosts. “Bundlers” collect campaign contributions from multiple donors and deliver it to the candidate.Warren, whose attacks on Buttigieg have increased as he’s taken the lead in the first nominating state of Iowa, has criticized him for a lack of transparency. She doesn’t hold fundraisers and relies mostly on grassroots contributions. Joe Biden allows reporters into his fundraisers but has yet to release the names of his bundlers“From the start, Pete has said it is important for every candidate to be open and honest, and his actions have reflected that commitment,” Mike Schmuhl, Buttigieg’s campaign manager, said in a statement.Fundraisers will be open to the press beginning Tuesday and the names of bundlers will be released this week, Schmuhl said.Buttigieg and Warren have sparred over transparency and their past corporate ties.On Thursday, Warren unleashed an unusually pointed attack on Buttigieg’s campaign-finance practices at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Boston.“The mayor should be releasing who’s on his finance committee, who are the bundlers who are raising big money for him, who he’s given a title to and made promises to,” Warren said. “And he should open up the doors so that the press can follow the promises that he’s making in these big-dollar fundraisers.”Buttigieg released a list of 32 campaign bundlers in the first quarter. The names included hedge-fund manager Orin Kramer, who raised more than $ 500,000 for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, and Steve Elmendorf, a lobbyist who represents Goldman Sachs Group and Facebook Inc.Buttigieg raised $ 24.9 million in the second quarter, tops among Democratic contenders. Overall, Buttigieg’s campaign has raked in $ 51.5 million, placing him third, behind Warren and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.In April, Buttigieg’s campaign announced it would no longer accept money from registered lobbyists or allow them to raise money for him. It also said it would not accept money from corporate PACs. His campaign refunded $ 30,250 it had received from lobbyists up to that point, including $ 2,800 given by Elmendorf.On Sunday, Warren disclosed that she had made $ 1.9 million as a bankruptcy lawyer after several requests from Buttigieg that she release her tax returns.Warren had previously released the names of the clients and cases she took on during her tenure as a professor at Harvard and other law schools, as well as 11 years of tax returns, dating back to 2008. The documents released Sunday cover her compensation between 1985 and 2009, but don’t include tax returns.(Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)(Updates with Buttigieg campaign statement in fifth paragraph.)\–With assistance from Bill Allison.To contact the reporter on this story: Emma Kinery in Washington at ekinery@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Max BerleyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Warren Calls On Buttigieg to Disclose His McKinsey Clients

Warren Calls On Buttigieg to Disclose His McKinsey Clients(Bloomberg) — Senator Elizabeth Warren called on her Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg to disclose the names of his consulting clients while working at McKinsey & Co. and “open the doors” of his fundraisers to the press.Speaking to reporters at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Boston on Thursday, Warren also urged Buttigieg to release more details about the financing of his campaign. Buttigieg has moved into the top spot in many recent Iowa polls as Warren has slid.“The mayor should be releasing who’s on his finance committee, who are the bundlers who are raising big money for him, who he’s given a title to and made promises to,” Warren said. “And he should open up the doors so that the press can follow the promises that he’s making in these big-dollar fundraisers.”The Buttigieg campaign released the names of 23 bundlers for the first quarter to the Center for Public Integrity in April, but hasn’t made any disclosures since then.While Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has raised money by holding fundraisers with donors from Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Warren has eschewed such events and relies on grassroots fundraising from mostly small-dollar donors.Warren has largely shied away from criticizing other 2020 candidates by name, but she called on Buttigieg to release the clients he worked for as a consultant for McKinsey for nearly three years starting in 2007. Buttigieg says he signed a nondisclosure agreement when he left the firm in 2010, though he has released his tax returns covering his time there.“I think that voters want to know about possible conflicts of interest,” Warren said.Warren was responding to a question about an article published by the New York Times Editorial Board on Thursday that called on Buttigieg to release the names of his clients at McKinsey.Warren, who worked in the private sector during her tenure as a law professor at Harvard, has released the names of clients that she defended as a bankruptcy lawyer, but not her tax returns. In response to her comments, the Buttigieg campaign demanded that Warren release them.“If Elizabeth Warren wants to have a debate about transparency, she can start by opening up the doors to the decades of tax returns she’s hiding from her work as a corporate lawyer – often defending the types of corporate bad actors she now denounces,” Lis Smith, Buttigieg’s senior communications adviser, wrote on Twitter.(Michael Bloomberg is also seeking the Democratic presidential nomination. Bloomberg is the founder and majority owner of Bloomberg LP, the parent company of Bloomberg News.)To contact the reporter on this story: Misyrlena Egkolfopoulou in Washington at megkolfopoul@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Wendy Benjaminson at wbenjaminson@bloomberg.net, Max Berley, John HarneyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Catholic Church in US state failed to disclose 200 accused clergy: law firm

Catholic Church in US state failed to disclose 200 accused clergy: law firmThe Catholic Church has failed to disclose more than 200 names of clergy accused of abuse in the US state of Illinois, a law firm claimed Wednesday. The firm Jeff Anderson & Associates has previously released names of accused clergy in other parts of the country based on information it compiled from public sources such as lawsuits. Its latest report outlined 395 Catholic clergy and laypersons in Illinois who have been accused of sexually assaulting children.



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Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control feature

Pilots says Boeing didn't disclose jet's new control featureBoeing didn't tell airline pilots about features of a new flight-control system in its 737 MAX that reportedly is a focus of the investigation into last month's deadly crash in Indonesia, according to pilots who fly the jet in the U.S.



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New Documents Show Pompeo Failed To Disclose Additional Business Ties To China

New Documents Show Pompeo Failed To Disclose Additional Business Ties To ChinaCIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's pick for secretary of



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Judge Failed To Disclose Donation From GOP Defendant In Gerrymandering Suit

Judge Failed To Disclose Donation From GOP Defendant In Gerrymandering SuitA Republican Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice failed to disclose a $ 25,000 campaign donation from a top Republican lawmaker who is a defendant in a lawsuit challenging the state’s congressional map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander.



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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Failed To Disclose Ties To Vladimir Putin

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Failed To Disclose Ties To Vladimir PutinU.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross shares business interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s immediate family, a connection that he failed to disclose earlier this yearduring his confirmation hearing for his Cabinet post, The Guardian reports.



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