Tuesday, September 27, 2016
September 27, 2016
The State Department missed a court-ordered deadline to release documents about whether Hillary Clinton and her top aides took important security training — because a government lawyer didn’t know how to use his smartphone, a new report said Tuesday.
The Foggy Bottom legal eagle tried to send 8.4 megabytes worth of documents at 7:58 p.m. Monday to the Daily Caller to meet a midnight deadline, according to court papers filed by the government on Tuesday, The Hill reported.
“The size of the file attached to the email, however, exceeded the maximum file size allowed for the mobile device used by counsel for State, and thus transmission of the email did not complete,” the department said.
“Counsel for State was unaware of this fact until this morning, September 27.”
When the department’s lawyers realized what happened, they sent a second email from another device that was able to handle the load — at 7:45 a.m., nearly eight hours after the midnight deadline.
Last week, Washington, DC, federal Judge Richard Leon said the department had until Monday to release a third of the 400 documents showing whether Clinton and her aides were told about the need to protect classified material.
The Daily Caller’s lawsuit is aimed at uncovering Clinton’s efforts to protect sensitive material through the use of her private email server.
Man shot by cops in Charlotte bought gun from burglar: report. As a convicted felon he was ineligible to own a gun so that he had a permit cannot be true. The
Man shot by cops in Charlotte bought gun from burglar: reportLeft lives in a fact-free zone.
September 27, 2016
The man shot dead by cops in Charlotte was in possession of a gun he had bought from a burglar who stole it during a residential burglary, according to a report.
The burglar admitted he sold the gun to Keith Lamont Scott, 43, who was shot Sept. 20 by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg cop when officers noticed him with marijuana while they were serving a warrant on someone, sources told WBTV. Authorities have not released information about the alleged burglar.
Meanwhile, it emerged that Scott’s wife, Rakeyia, filed for a restraining order against him last year, saying in October that authorities should consider him a potential threat because he carried a 9mm handgun, The Charlotte Observer reported.
Scott’s relatives have said he was unarmed while he waited for one of his children to be dropped off from school, but authorities say he refused commands to drop a gun that they later recovered at the scene.
The loaded gun bore Scott’s fingerprints, DNA and bood, a police source told WBTV.
“Officers did not consider Mr. Scott’s drug activity to be a priority at the time and they resumed the warrant operation,” a Monday police release states. “A short time later, Officer (Brentley) Vinson observed Mr. Scott hold a gun up.
“Due to the combination of illegal drugs and the gun Mr. Scott had in his possession, officers decided to take enforcement action for public safety concerns,” the release continued. “Officers departed the immediate area to outfit themselves with marked duty vests and equipment that would clearly identify them as police officers.”
The officers “gave clear, loud and repeated verbal commands to drop the gun,” but Scott ignored them, police said.
At that point, a uniformed cop in a marked car arrived to assist, and “utilized his baton to attempt to breach the front passenger window in an effort to arrest” Scott, WBTV reported. The dash-cam video was recorded from the car.
Scott then got out of his vehicle with the gun and “backed away from the vehicle while continuing to ignore officers’ repeated loud verbal commands to drop the gun.”
“Officer Vinson perceived Mr. Scott’s actions and movements as an imminent physical threat to himself and the other officers. Officer Vinson fired his issued service weapon, striking Mr. Scott,” the release said. “Officers immediately rendered first aid and requested Medic to respond to the scene.”
Police Chief Kerr Putney said his department is not pressing charges against Vinson.
On Saturday, police released portions of available video from the incident. Many are demanding that police release all of the footage.
Scott was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2005, after he fired more than 10 rounds from a 9mm and injured a man in San Antonio, Texas, the Charlotte paper reported.
He was sentenced to seven years in prison for the assault and for trying to evade arrest. He unsuccessfully petitioned for a reduced sentence, saying he was acting in self- defense and trying to protect his family, the Observer reported.
In other developments:
- Police did not capture key video footage of the fatal shooting because a responding officer apparently didn’t turn on his body camera until after Scott had already been shot – a violation of department policy, WBTV reported.
According to department policy, uniformed cops must activate their body cams before interactions with citizens that involve traffic stops, suspicious vehicles, “voluntary investigative contact” and arrests.
Vinson, who police said fired four shots at Scott, was not wearing a body cam.
- Angry Charlotte residents assailed City Council members during a meeting Monday night in which many called on Putney, Mayor Jennifer Roberts and other council members to resign.
“It’s going to be rough in these streets until you give justice to our people,” the Rev. Milton Williams said. “Our city’s in an uproar, and you did not respond.”
Milan CEO lies. Got her job through her US Senator father, Joe Manchin. BTW she also lied about her MBA
September 27, 2016 | 3:04am
Mylan Chief Executive Heather Bresch’s assertion last week that the company made only $50 in profit on each EpiPen was off the mark.
The actual profit was $83 per pen — 66 percent more than the drugmaker’s leader told a House Committee on Oversight.
Mylan conceded the mistake in a regulatory filing on Monday that included an EpiPen “profitability analysis,” blaming the error in Bresch’s testimony on its inclusion of a 37.5 percent tax rate.
The company told the Wall Street Journal, which forced Mylan’s retraction, that the inclusion of taxes was standard for profitability analyses like the one Bresch presented to Congress.
Yet even that seemed disingenuous, considering Mylan had a 7.4 percent corporate tax rate last year and a negative-effective tax rate in the US.
The ultra-low tax rates were largely a function of Mylan’s incorporating in the Netherlands last year, despite the company maintaining its headquarters in Canonsburg, Pa.
Mylan acquired EpiPen — an injector of potentially life-saving epinephrine to counter allergic reactions — in 2007. It has since taken the price for a two-pack from $100 to more than $600.
Mylan controls more than 90 percent of the market
Bresch made $18 million last year.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Heather Manchin Bresch|
Heather Bresch testifying before the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce in 2012.
June 27, 1969 (age 47) 
|Residence||Sewickley Heights, Pennsylvania|
|Other names||Heather Kirby|
|Alma mater||West Virginia University (B.A., 1991)|
|Occupation||Chief executive officer|
|Spouse(s)||Jeffrey J. Bresch (married)|
Douglas Kirby (divorced)
|Family||Joe Manchin (father)|
Gayle Manchin (mother)
Heather Bresch (née Manchin, born circa 1969) is an American business executive and the daughter of Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. In 1992 she started working as a clerk in a factory owned by Mylan, a pharmaceuticals company, a job her father found for her. In 2007 she was accused of inflating her resume by claiming an unearned MBA degree that was given to her by West Virginia University's president, Michael Garrison, a politician, a friend of her father and a former lobbyist for and consultant to Mylan. She became the Chief Executive Officer of Mylan in 2012. She was named one of Fortune Magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women In Business" in 2014. In 2016 Mylan became embroiled in controversy after having raised the price of one of its products, the EpiPen, by nearly 500 percent since 2009.
Early life and education
Bresch grew up in Fairmont and Farmington, West Virginia in a Roman Catholic family of partial Italian descent. Her father, Joe Manchin, was a prominent politician throughout her childhood and as of 2015 was the senior United States Senator from West Virginia.
Bresch attended Fairmont Senior High School in Fairmont, West Virginia and graduated from West Virginia University (WVU) in 1991 with a bachelor's degree in political science and international relations.
Main article: West Virginia University M.B.A. controversy
In 2007 there was a controversy over an unearned MBA degree that Bresch had been claiming on her resume at that time. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Bresch had claimed to have an MBA degree from West Virginia University, but the university disputed that. The university subsequently awarded her an EMBA despite her having completed only 26 of the required 48 credits. Her father was governor of the state of West Virginia at the time.
In the ensuing controversy, the university announced in April 2008 that it would rescind Bresch's degree. Michael Garrison, WVU President at the time, was reported to be "a family friend and former business associate of Bresch" and a former consultant and lobbyist for Mylan.After a faculty vote of no confidence, Garrison and several university officials subsequently resigned.